The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Middlesex region.

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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.16% 2.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
207 203 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 89.61% 87.12% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 117 103
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.00 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.95 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (58.33%) Electronics
3 6 (50.00%) Military
3 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) Symbian
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Handset
5 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (8.33%) Automake
6 1 (8.33%) Debian
6 1 (8.33%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (8.33%) Physics
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Intel
6 1 (8.33%) DTV
6 1 (8.33%) Aerospace

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) Automake
3 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (58.33%) Electronics
2 6 (50.00%) Military
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Handset
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Physics
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Debian
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Symbian
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Intel
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle