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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 32 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.67% 1.50% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.52% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £338 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
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
231 396 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 96.65% 99.00% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 246 221
Median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 30 31
Median hourly rate £38.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.63% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 +19 4 £338 -12.90%
Test Engineer
South West

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Project 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 5 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Kanban
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Line Management
5 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
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