The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 140 131 124
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Average daily rate £340 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £23.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +59.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +53.12%
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
3595 3063 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.07% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1709 1336
Average daily rate £381 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 13 £340 +2.25% 11
Merseyside 0 1 £135 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (47.22%) Selenium
2 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 12 (33.33%) QA
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) BDD
6 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 9 (25.00%) TDD
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 8 (22.22%) Performance Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
9 7 (19.44%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) C++
10 6 (16.67%) XML
10 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (16.67%) SDLC
10 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 4 (11.11%) Games
12 4 (11.11%) Banking
12 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 4 (11.11%) REST
13 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
13 3 (8.33%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) Node.js
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Ant
4 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.78%) JBehave
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) VectorCAST
4 1 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (11.11%) Games
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (11.11%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) XSLT
6 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.78%) JAX-RS
6 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) CAN bus
1 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.00%) TDD
6 8 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (16.67%) SDLC
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.33%) Kanban
11 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
12 2 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) C++
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Ada
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Scala
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISEB
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) Sybase
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