The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 102 104 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.47% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 10
Median daily rate £325 £350 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 21
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-18.12% +35.59%

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
2448 2852 2954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.44% 95.70% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1947 1892
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 156 197
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.84 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -2 11 £423 -9.62% 5
Bristol +5 6 £300 -5.51% 5
Wiltshire -2 5 £325 -11.56% 2
Devon +9 1 £413 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
3 30 (47.62%) Selenium
4 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
5 25 (39.68%) DV Cleared
6 22 (34.92%) Software Engineering
7 21 (33.33%) Python
8 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
8 20 (31.75%) Manual Testing
9 19 (30.16%) Scrum
9 19 (30.16%) Linux
10 18 (28.57%) Java
10 18 (28.57%) SDLC
11 17 (26.98%) BDD
11 17 (26.98%) ISEB
11 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
12 16 (25.40%) ISTQB
12 16 (25.40%) Automated Testing
13 15 (23.81%) Integration Testing
13 15 (23.81%) Oracle
13 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
14 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
15 13 (20.63%) SQL
16 12 (19.05%) Validation
16 12 (19.05%) Performance Testing
17 11 (17.46%) Risk Analysis
17 11 (17.46%) System Testing
17 11 (17.46%) V-Model

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (4.76%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) 2G
2 2 (3.17%) 3G
2 2 (3.17%) 4G
2 2 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.17%) SSH
2 2 (3.17%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.76%) OrientDB
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (47.62%) Selenium
2 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.70%) JMeter
3 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.70%) WebDriver
4 7 (11.11%) Ant
4 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 7 (11.11%) Maven
4 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 6 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.52%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.76%) ClearCase
7 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.76%) JUnit
7 3 (4.76%) Subversion
8 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Aerospace
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 4 (6.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Automotive
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) REST
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) JSON
4 3 (4.76%) SOAP
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.17%) HTML
5 2 (3.17%) Spring
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) Software Engineering
3 20 (31.75%) Manual Testing
3 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
4 19 (30.16%) Scrum
5 18 (28.57%) SDLC
6 17 (26.98%) BDD
6 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
7 16 (25.40%) Automated Testing
8 15 (23.81%) Integration Testing
9 14 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
11 12 (19.05%) Performance Testing
11 12 (19.05%) Validation
12 11 (17.46%) Automation Testing
12 11 (17.46%) Risk Analysis
12 11 (17.46%) System Testing
12 11 (17.46%) V-Model
12 11 (17.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) Python
2 18 (28.57%) Java
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) C
5 10 (15.87%) Perl
5 10 (15.87%) Ruby
6 8 (12.70%) C#
7 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.17%) Scala
10 1 (1.59%) C++
10 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.68%) DV Cleared
3 17 (26.98%) ISEB
4 16 (25.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.94%) Degree
6 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) HNC
7 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO 9000
2 2 (3.17%) SDET
2 2 (3.17%) TickIT
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) HP
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) ATG
4 1 (1.59%) CA
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
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