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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 99 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.49% 1.34% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.42% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Median daily rate £300 £308 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -13.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
1115 985 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.02% 94.35% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 604 341
Median daily rate £347 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.38% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 42
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.17 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 -29 6 £300 -2.43% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (60.00%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) LoadRunner
4 6 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
5 5 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) VB
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) JUnit
6 4 (26.67%) WebLogic

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