The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Peterborough region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 20 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.33% 2.38% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.53% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
89 79 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 98.89% 94.05% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 84
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £100 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Peterborough region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) GDPR
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) JBoss
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (16.67%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware