The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 128 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.82% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.88% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £260 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Test Engineer
England

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2877 2942 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.71% 92.34% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1804 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 181 148
Average hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Bristol -1 7 £314 +9.13% 1
Gloucestershire -11 2 £430 +56.36%
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 12 (27.91%) Electronics
3 12 (27.91%) Python
4 11 (25.58%) Linux
5 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
6 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) Selenium
7 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.63%) C
8 5 (11.63%) SQL
8 5 (11.63%) Wireless
8 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.63%) LTE
8 5 (11.63%) QA
9 4 (9.30%) Automotive
9 4 (9.30%) Google
9 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (9.30%) HTML
9 4 (9.30%) Java
9 4 (9.30%) UMTS
9 4 (9.30%) GoogleTest
10 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
10 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (6.98%) DO-178B
10 3 (6.98%) Ethernet

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Wireless
1 5 (11.63%) LTE
2 4 (9.30%) UMTS
3 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.98%) 3GPP
3 3 (6.98%) VLAN
4 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.65%) 3G
4 2 (4.65%) RTP
4 2 (4.65%) Telnet
4 2 (4.65%) FTP
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 2 (4.65%) GSM
4 2 (4.65%) Multicast
5 1 (2.33%) 4G
5 1 (2.33%) SMS
5 1 (2.33%) WLAN
5 1 (2.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) GoogleTest
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) JBehave
5 1 (2.33%) Hudson
5 1 (2.33%) JMeter
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (27.91%) Electronics
2 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Automotive
4 3 (6.98%) Avionics
5 1 (2.33%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) WAP
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) SyncML
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.98%) Streaming Video
2 2 (4.65%) CAN bus
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) DTV
3 1 (2.33%) VHDL
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.33%) bada
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Automation
3 8 (18.60%) Automation Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Scrum
5 5 (11.63%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Release Management
7 2 (4.65%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (2.33%) User Stories
8 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.33%) BDD
8 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) C
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) CCNP
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Iperf
3 1 (2.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Symbian
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Anite
4 1 (2.33%) Nokia
4 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.33%) Agilent