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 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 71 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.89% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.02% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £525 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £376 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
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
834 842 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.26% 93.76% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 429 436
Median daily rate £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 7 (50.00%) Linux
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) ZigBee
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) VLAN
4 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
4 3 (21.43%) V-Model
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) H.323
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Case Management
5 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
5 2 (14.29%) FedRAMP
5 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) ISEB
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver

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%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) ZigBee
2 3 (21.43%) H.323
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Twisted
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.14%) IPTV
2 1 (7.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
3 3 (21.43%) Case Management
3 3 (21.43%) Requirements Management
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) V-Model
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.14%) OOP
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Erlang
4 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) FedRAMP
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle