The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 135 142 138
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.44% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 3
Median daily rate £350 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £225 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £325 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.88% -4.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3076 3891 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.99% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2020 2336 1797
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 189 174
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
Lancashire +5 11 £375 - 1
Manchester +3 9 £338 +17.39% 9
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (32.35%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) Selenium
4 9 (26.47%) QA
4 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 8 (23.53%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
6 7 (20.59%) ITIL
6 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
6 7 (20.59%) Perl
6 7 (20.59%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (20.59%) Python
6 7 (20.59%) ISEB
6 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (20.59%) Virtual Team
7 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) IaaS
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
7 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.65%) SaaS
7 6 (17.65%) Web Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.65%) .NET
8 5 (14.71%) C

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (14.71%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) IaaS
1 6 (17.65%) SaaS
2 5 (14.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LLU
1 1 (2.94%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.82%) SQLPlus
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.94%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Selenium
2 5 (14.71%) Cucumber
2 5 (14.71%) JIRA
3 4 (11.76%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) Maven
4 3 (8.82%) Rational Robot
4 3 (8.82%) TestNG
5 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
5 2 (5.88%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.88%) TestRail
5 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.94%) Firebug
6 1 (2.94%) Gatling
6 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.94%) JMeter
6 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Virtual Team
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
4 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Integration Testing
2 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
3 7 (20.59%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 6 (17.65%) Web Testing
5 5 (14.71%) API Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Change Management
5 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 5 (14.71%) Manual Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Open Source
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
2 7 (20.59%) Perl
2 7 (20.59%) Python
2 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
3 5 (14.71%) C
3 5 (14.71%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) ISEB
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
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