The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Newcastle upon Tyne region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 80 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.77% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.48% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Median daily rate £340 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £336 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £340 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
Test Engineer
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
939 626 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.24% 93.85% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 389 352
Median daily rate £375 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (86.21%) Selenium
2 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) Cucumber
2 24 (82.76%) Jenkins
3 23 (79.31%) QA
4 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
4 22 (75.86%) Automation Testing
5 21 (72.41%) WebDriver
6 20 (68.97%) Scala
6 20 (68.97%) RSpec
6 20 (68.97%) Web Testing
6 20 (68.97%) TDD
6 20 (68.97%) JUnit
7 18 (62.07%) Automated Testing
7 18 (62.07%) Test Scripting
8 17 (58.62%) WCAG
8 17 (58.62%) JSON
8 17 (58.62%) Games
8 17 (58.62%) Defect Tracking
8 17 (58.62%) User Stories
9 7 (24.14%) Ruby
9 7 (24.14%) Java
10 5 (17.24%) C#
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Python
10 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
10 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
11 4 (13.79%) Open Source
11 4 (13.79%) HP
11 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SNMP
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (86.21%) Selenium
2 24 (82.76%) Cucumber
2 24 (82.76%) Jenkins
3 21 (72.41%) WebDriver
4 20 (68.97%) JUnit
4 20 (68.97%) RSpec
5 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
6 3 (10.34%) JIRA
6 3 (10.34%) JMeter
6 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) Sahi
7 1 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 17 (58.62%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) JSON
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Automation Testing
2 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
3 20 (68.97%) TDD
3 20 (68.97%) Web Testing
4 18 (62.07%) Automated Testing
4 18 (62.07%) Test Scripting
5 17 (58.62%) Defect Tracking
5 17 (58.62%) User Stories
6 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
7 4 (13.79%) Open Source
8 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (6.90%) E-business
9 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (6.90%) Project Management
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Scala
2 7 (24.14%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) Ruby
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (79.31%) QA
2 17 (58.62%) WCAG
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft