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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 96 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.32% 1.38% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.46% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Median daily rate £300 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -18.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1051 752 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 92.19% 94.59% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 510 284
Median daily rate £373 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 27
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.77 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +61.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.18 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 18 (78.26%) QA
2 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
3 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
3 12 (52.17%) Automation Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 11 (47.83%) WebDriver
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 10 (43.48%) Web Testing
5 10 (43.48%) JUnit
5 10 (43.48%) LoadRunner
5 10 (43.48%) Scala
5 10 (43.48%) RSpec
6 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
6 9 (39.13%) JSON
6 9 (39.13%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Java
8 7 (30.43%) Games
8 7 (30.43%) WCAG
8 7 (30.43%) User Stories
9 6 (26.09%) Facilita Forecast
9 6 (26.09%) Unix
10 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) Software Testing

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 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) WebDriver
3 10 (43.48%) JUnit
3 10 (43.48%) LoadRunner
3 10 (43.48%) RSpec
4 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
5 6 (26.09%) Facilita Forecast
6 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 3 (13.04%) JIRA
7 3 (13.04%) JMeter
General
1 7 (30.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Automated Testing
2 12 (52.17%) Automation Testing
2 12 (52.17%) Defect Tracking
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
3 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
4 10 (43.48%) Web Testing
5 9 (39.13%) TDD
6 7 (30.43%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Front End Development
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
8 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
9 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (8.70%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Scala
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 4 (17.39%) VB
5 3 (13.04%) C
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) Python
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
6 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (78.26%) QA
2 7 (30.43%) WCAG
3 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle