The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 60 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.51% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £473 £265 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.30% +32.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £293 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
576 753 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.30% 98.30% 97.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 506 276
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 43
Median hourly rate £13.80 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Oxford +4 3 £473 +78.30% 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Publishing
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Android
3 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (11.11%) Ansible
4 1 (11.11%) Docker
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Microservices
4 1 (11.11%) Appium
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) API Testing
4 1 (11.11%) 802.1X

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 802.11
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Gradle
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
3 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Protractor
3 1 (11.11%) Robotium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
1 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) API Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Perforce
1 1 (11.11%) Talend