The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 64 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.75% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.75% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +211.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
848 799 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.60% 88.78% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 359 379
Average daily rate £388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +6.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £19.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) LTE
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Validation
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) 3G
3 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (21.74%) 4G
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) STB
5 4 (17.39%) Games
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) eggPlant
5 4 (17.39%) VoLTE
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.04%) DTV
6 3 (13.04%) .NET
6 3 (13.04%) SOAP
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) SMS
6 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
6 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
6 3 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LTE
2 6 (26.09%) 3G
3 5 (21.74%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) VoLTE
5 3 (13.04%) SMS
6 2 (8.70%) UMTS
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) RIP
6 2 (8.70%) SNMP
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Telnet
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) DOCSIS
6 2 (8.70%) MVNO
6 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) SSH
7 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) eggPlant
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) TestComplete
4 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Games
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
1 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Flash
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) STB
2 3 (13.04%) DTV
3 2 (8.70%) Streaming Video
3 2 (8.70%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
3 2 (8.70%) MPEG
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.35%) Wiki
4 1 (4.35%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Validation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) DRM
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Video Processing
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.35%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (8.70%) Tektronix
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) Endeca
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Coremetrics
4 1 (4.35%) Nokia
4 1 (4.35%) Siemens
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
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