The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 37 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.91% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£358 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £295 £303
% change year-on-year
+6.77% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -35.59%
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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 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
299 287 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 90.88% 89.41% 90.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 180 50
Average daily rate £350 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 17
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (87.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (87.50%) Problem Management
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Facilita Forecast
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 2 (25.00%) VB
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) Java
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) WATIR
7 1 (12.50%) Selenium
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (12.50%) Test Automation

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (62.50%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (12.50%) WATIR
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Sahi
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Regression Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Problem Management
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center