The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.67% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +35.18%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
142 125 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.67% 93.98% 88.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 59
Average daily rate £450 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Engineer
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle