The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 28 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 3.16% 8.57% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.76% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £353 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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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 Renfrewshire 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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
133 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 84.18% 77.14% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 17 13
Average daily rate £347 £346 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Renfrewshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Renfrewshire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
5 3 (37.50%) Veritas
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Netcool
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) AIX
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) MCSA
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) WinRunner
5 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
5 3 (37.50%) VMware

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 3 (37.50%) Facilita Forecast
2 3 (37.50%) WinRunner
2 3 (37.50%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) PDA
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) AIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (37.50%) MCTS
3 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (37.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Veritas
1 3 (37.50%) McAfee
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP