The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 69 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.57% - 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £276 £290
% change year-on-year
+26.69% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% +3.07%
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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 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
766 317 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 87.94% 91.62% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 148 169
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 44
Average hourly rate £14.80 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (76.92%) Problem Management
3 9 (69.23%) Facilita Forecast
3 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Regression Testing
3 9 (69.23%) QA
3 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
4 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
4 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
4 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
5 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
6 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
6 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (46.15%) Data Structures
7 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 4 (30.77%) HP
9 2 (15.38%) ISEB
9 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (7.69%) CaliberRM
10 1 (7.69%) RSpec
10 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
10 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
10 1 (7.69%) Selenium
10 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
10 1 (7.69%) Ruby

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 9 (69.23%) Facilita Forecast
2 8 (61.54%) LoadRunner
3 7 (53.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.69%) CaliberRM
4 1 (7.69%) RSpec
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) JUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (76.92%) Problem Management
3 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Regression Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Configuration Management
4 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
5 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.69%) User Stories
7 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (69.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Curam