The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank - 21 9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury - 1.61% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.80% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £266 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +1.49%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury 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
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
132 111 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 85.71% 89.52% 86.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 78 43
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% -4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

Test Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) INAP
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) GSM
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) INAP
1 1 (100.00%) SIGTRAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP