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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 106 102 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 41 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.83% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 8
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£325 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £353 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 0 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +1.49%
Test Engineer
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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 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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Wiltshire +5 20 £230 -
Bristol -18 10 £425 +41.66% 2
Gloucestershire -12 5 £260 - 2
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.47%) Electronics
3 25 (32.47%) Test Automation
4 23 (29.87%) Python
5 16 (20.78%) SQL
5 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.18%) Selenium
6 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 13 (16.88%) Validation
8 12 (15.58%) C++
8 12 (15.58%) ISEB
8 12 (15.58%) Integration Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Java
9 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) DO-178B
11 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
12 8 (10.39%) GoogleTest
12 8 (10.39%) Avionics
13 7 (9.09%) LTE
13 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
13 7 (9.09%) Automotive
13 7 (9.09%) Scrum
13 7 (9.09%) Google
13 7 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (9.09%) C

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) UMTS
1 7 (9.09%) LTE
2 6 (7.79%) WCDMA
2 6 (7.79%) GPRS
2 6 (7.79%) GSM
2 6 (7.79%) Wireless
3 4 (5.19%) SMS
4 3 (3.90%) 3GPP
4 3 (3.90%) 4G
5 2 (2.60%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.30%) Multicast
6 1 (1.30%) VSAT
6 1 (1.30%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) WLAN
6 1 (1.30%) IPsec
6 1 (1.30%) 2G
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) GGSN
6 1 (1.30%) SGSN
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Selenium
2 8 (10.39%) GoogleTest
3 7 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.79%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.90%) Hudson
6 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.30%) JUnit
8 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.30%) JIRA
8 1 (1.30%) TestNG
8 1 (1.30%) Behat
General
1 25 (32.47%) Electronics
2 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.39%) Avionics
4 7 (9.09%) Automotive
5 3 (3.90%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.60%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Military
7 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) HTML
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) REST
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) JMS
3 1 (1.30%) WAP
3 1 (1.30%) WSDL
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) SyncML
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) CAN bus
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.60%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.30%) VHDL
4 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.30%) Physics
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 7 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (7.79%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) bada
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Test Automation
3 16 (20.78%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 13 (16.88%) Validation
6 12 (15.58%) Integration Testing
7 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 11 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Scrum
9 6 (7.79%) Test Planning
9 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.49%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.49%) V-Model
11 4 (5.19%) Release Management
12 3 (3.90%) UML
12 3 (3.90%) User Stories
13 2 (2.60%) BDD
13 2 (2.60%) OOP
13 2 (2.60%) Information Management
13 2 (2.60%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Python
2 16 (20.78%) SQL
3 12 (15.58%) C++
4 11 (14.29%) Java
5 7 (9.09%) C
6 5 (6.49%) C#
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) Groovy
9 1 (1.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) ISEB
2 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.79%) Degree
5 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.49%) HND
6 2 (2.60%) HNC
6 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) CCNP
7 1 (1.30%) CCNA
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) DO-178B
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Google
2 2 (2.60%) HP
2 2 (2.60%) IBM
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.30%) Symbian
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco
3 1 (1.30%) Software AG
3 1 (1.30%) Anite
3 1 (1.30%) Huawei
3 1 (1.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago