The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leicestershire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 39 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.34% - 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
Test Engineer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
292 274 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 98.32% 92.88% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 153 151
Median daily rate £300 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £81 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 47
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £18.40 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leicestershire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Leicestershire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Leicestershire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) TickIT
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle