The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank - - 38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Test Engineer
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 438 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.47% 93.39% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 289 221
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.38 £18.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - - - - 1
Newport - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 1
Test Engineer
Wales

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (70.00%) Web Services
1 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (40.00%) Maven
4 4 (40.00%) SOA
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (30.00%) Calabash
5 3 (30.00%) eggPlant
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Ant
6 2 (20.00%) JUnit
6 2 (20.00%) XML
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
6 2 (20.00%) Subversion
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Groovy
6 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) Maven
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) Calabash
3 3 (30.00%) eggPlant
4 2 (20.00%) Ant
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (20.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (20.00%) JBehave
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (10.00%) Robotium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM