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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 48 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.18% - 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% - 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate
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£368 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 - £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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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
419 122 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 91.48% 87.14% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 60 128
Average daily rate £366 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (68.18%) Problem Management
3 14 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 14 (63.64%) QA
3 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Regression Testing
4 13 (59.09%) LoadRunner
5 12 (54.55%) Configuration Management
5 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
6 11 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
7 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
7 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
9 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 4 (18.18%) BC Cleared
9 4 (18.18%) RSpec
9 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 4 (18.18%) Ruby
9 4 (18.18%) Selenium
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) JUnit
9 4 (18.18%) HP
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (18.18%) TDD
9 4 (18.18%) Web Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) LoadRunner
2 11 (50.00%) Facilita Forecast
3 9 (40.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (18.18%) RSpec
4 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 4 (18.18%) JUnit
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.55%) CaliberRM
General
1 3 (13.64%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (68.18%) Problem Management
3 14 (63.64%) Performance Testing
3 14 (63.64%) Automated Testing
4 13 (59.09%) Regression Testing
5 12 (54.55%) Configuration Management
5 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (4.55%) Scrum
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Ruby
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 9 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) BC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Curam