The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 44 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.90% - 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Average daily rate
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£369 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
487 313 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.59% 91.79% 91.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 140 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
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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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
2 10 (58.82%) QA
2 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
2 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
3 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (52.94%) LoadRunner
4 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
4 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
6 6 (35.29%) Facilita Forecast
7 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (29.41%) HP
8 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) BC Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Selenium
9 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 3 (17.65%) RSpec
9 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
9 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
9 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 3 (17.65%) Java
9 3 (17.65%) JUnit
9 3 (17.65%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) IPsec
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) LoadRunner
2 6 (35.29%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) RSpec
4 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.88%) CaliberRM
General
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) Automated Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Problem Management
2 10 (58.82%) Performance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Configuration Management
3 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) BC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (52.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Curam
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco