The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Renfrewshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 27 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 1.95% 4.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £312 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -9.62%
Job Titles Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
134 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 87.01% 70.83% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 13 15
Average daily rate £330 £355 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 25 July 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%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 4 (50.00%) TestDirector
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
4 4 (50.00%) MCSE
4 4 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) MCTS
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
4 4 (50.00%) PDA
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) Veritas
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

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