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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South West / Somerset
Rank - 39 44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 2.42% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

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
235 327 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 95.14% 99.09% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 201 171
Median daily rate £350 £388 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +18.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 30 32
Median hourly rate £39.50 £43.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.71% +118.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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