The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 115 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.21% 1.38% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 1.47% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 10
Median daily rate £310 £308 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -16.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £312
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1306 886 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.76% 93.96% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 536 306
Median daily rate £335 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 63 36
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £11.07 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -53 3 £310 +0.81% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 North East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
3 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (46.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) VB
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
7 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 (26.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
3 7 (46.67%) Facilita Forecast
4 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) JUnit
5 2 (13.33%) RSpec
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 2 (13.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Defect Tracking
2 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum
8 2 (13.33%) TDD
8 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (13.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft