The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 29 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.44% 1.29% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £225 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.78% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
220 303 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 97.35% 97.74% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 161 246
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 19
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.66% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £35.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Somerset region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Somerset region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +14 1 £225 -41.93%
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Somerset region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft