The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank - - 46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £288 £303
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -36.03%
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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 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
272 230 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 97.14% 92.74% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 144 99
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £476 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £16.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB