The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 63 53
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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
466 488 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.88% 95.87% 98.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 348 354
Median daily rate £388 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 30
Median hourly rate £13.70 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £45.20 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 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 South Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Publishing
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) JUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Fintech
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) JBehave
4 1 (14.29%) JMeter
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) API Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle