The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 63 52 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.16% 1.88% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 2.02% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £300 £339 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
Test Engineer
Berkshire

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
809 792 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.96% 93.18% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 404 412
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 31
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.12 £22.50
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 Reading

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 Reading region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) V-Model
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) C#
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Case Management
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
6 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (14.29%) LTE
6 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 2 (14.29%) H.323
2 2 (14.29%) LTE
2 2 (14.29%) PuTTY
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
2 2 (14.29%) ZigBee
3 1 (7.14%) 2G
3 1 (7.14%) 3G
3 1 (7.14%) 4G
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) IPTV
2 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Scrum
1 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 4 (28.57%) V-Model
1 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Case Management
2 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) FedRAMP
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle