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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 0.69% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.73% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £331 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £365 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £367 £375
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 - £45.00 -
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 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
651 959 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.13% 94.02% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 563 473
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 22
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.55 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.49% +184.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 25 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 Reading region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Android
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) JBoss
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing

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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) VoLTE
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) 4G
2 1 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (10.00%) RANAP
2 1 (10.00%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Java EE
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) API Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
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