The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 17 April 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 Oxfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 46 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.93% 1.76% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £200 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
518 427 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.64% 93.85% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 225 291
Average daily rate £325 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 80
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -3 2 £194 -
Abingdon - 1 £363 - 1
Bicester - - - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (80.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) MSBuild
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Information Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) CruiseControl
1 3 (60.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (60.00%) MSBuild
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) TestComplete
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
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