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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 58 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 1.06% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£339 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
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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
874 928 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.48% 89.23% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 468 337
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 52
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £22.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
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 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 11 (34.38%) LTE
3 10 (31.25%) 3G
3 10 (31.25%) Validation
4 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.00%) 4G
5 7 (21.88%) VoLTE
5 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium
5 7 (21.88%) C#
5 7 (21.88%) Java
6 6 (18.75%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
7 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (15.63%) ISEB
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (12.50%) Wireshark
8 4 (12.50%) System Testing
8 4 (12.50%) eggPlant
9 3 (9.38%) BDD
9 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (9.38%) Test Management
9 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) Degree

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) LTE
2 10 (31.25%) 3G
3 8 (25.00%) 4G
4 7 (21.88%) VoLTE
5 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (9.38%) Wireless
6 3 (9.38%) SMS
7 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 2 (6.25%) Telnet
7 2 (6.25%) RIP
7 2 (6.25%) SNMP
7 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) VPN
7 2 (6.25%) MPLS
7 2 (6.25%) OSPF
7 2 (6.25%) BGP
7 2 (6.25%) DOCSIS
7 2 (6.25%) SSH
7 2 (6.25%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) eggPlant
3 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.25%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) WPF
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) MPEG
3 2 (6.25%) DTV
3 2 (6.25%) STB
3 2 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 2 (6.25%) IPTV
3 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.13%) iSeries
4 1 (3.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.13%) Android
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Validation
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 6 (18.75%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Test Planning
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (9.38%) BDD
7 3 (9.38%) Test Management
7 3 (9.38%) Fault Management
7 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
7 3 (9.38%) Scrum
8 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) DRM
8 2 (6.25%) Content Management
8 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C#
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 3 (9.38%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.13%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) Tektronix
4 1 (3.13%) NetHawk
4 1 (3.13%) Endeca
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) Coremetrics
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Nokia
4 1 (3.13%) Siemens
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