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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 68 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 1.48% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.56% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Average daily rate £365 £313 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +15.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +53.12%
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
932 836 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.14% 95.00% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 446 431
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) H.323
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) FedRAMP
5 2 (15.38%) Erlang
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
5 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Twisted
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
5 2 (15.38%) PSTN
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) H.323
2 2 (15.38%) PSTN
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
3 1 (7.69%) 3G
3 1 (7.69%) DVB
3 1 (7.69%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (7.69%) ISUP
3 1 (7.69%) LTE
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) SS7
3 1 (7.69%) Telepresence
3 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) IPTV
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) API Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Erlang
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
2 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) FedRAMP
2 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
1 1 (7.69%) Huawei
1 1 (7.69%) Juniper
1 1 (7.69%) Nokia