The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 37 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.32% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.34% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£265 £210 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -11.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Test Engineer
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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 Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
347 290 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 96.12% 92.65% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 139 191
Average daily rate £403 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 17
Average hourly rate £12.46 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.20 £103.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Engineer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (50.00%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB