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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 59 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.61% 0.60% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £330 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +33.33%
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
644 309 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.29% 93.07% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 205 155
Average daily rate £380 £375 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +33.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £18.99 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (38.46%) Scala
4 5 (38.46%) RSpec
4 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 5 (38.46%) Ruby
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) JUnit
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) Games
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) WCAG
5 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (38.46%) JUnit
1 5 (38.46%) RSpec
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
1 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Games
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Scripting
2 8 (61.54%) Automated Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Automation Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 5 (38.46%) Web Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Front End Development
6 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) Python
1 5 (38.46%) Ruby
1 5 (38.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
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