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 23 August 2016 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 109 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 0.33% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.35% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 9
Median daily rate £450 £265 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -27.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £213 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £362 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £30.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £30.00 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
2781 3145 2976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.13% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 2003 1917
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 218 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 21 £431 +62.73% 7
Bristol +1 8 £475 +50.79% 1
Wiltshire +3 2 - - 5
Dorset -2 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.84%) Test Automation
3 26 (35.14%) Security Cleared
3 26 (35.14%) Java
4 25 (33.78%) Cucumber
5 22 (29.73%) Ruby
6 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 20 (27.03%) Selenium
7 19 (25.68%) BDD
8 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
9 17 (22.97%) Linux
10 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
10 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
10 16 (21.62%) SpecFlow
11 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (20.27%) Python
11 15 (20.27%) C#
12 14 (18.92%) Web Services
12 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
12 14 (18.92%) QA
12 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
12 14 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
13 13 (17.57%) ISEB
13 13 (17.57%) Scrum
14 11 (14.86%) SQL
15 10 (13.51%) JIRA
15 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
16 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
16 9 (12.16%) C
16 9 (12.16%) WebDriver

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 5 (6.76%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.35%) SAN
1 1 (1.35%) SSH
1 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.35%) Wireless
1 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.76%) OrientDB
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (33.78%) Cucumber
2 20 (27.03%) Selenium
3 16 (21.62%) SpecFlow
4 10 (13.51%) JIRA
5 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.16%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.81%) Jenkins
7 7 (9.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (9.46%) Capybara
7 7 (9.46%) JMeter
7 7 (9.46%) WATIR
8 6 (8.11%) Maven
9 5 (6.76%) Ant
9 5 (6.76%) ClearCase
9 5 (6.76%) Eclipse
9 5 (6.76%) JUnit
10 4 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (2.70%) Appium
11 2 (2.70%) Protractor
11 2 (2.70%) Robotium
General
1 7 (9.46%) Aerospace
2 5 (6.76%) Automotive
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Electronics
4 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Web Services
2 7 (9.46%) RESTful
3 6 (8.11%) .NET
3 6 (8.11%) REST
4 5 (6.76%) JSON
5 3 (4.05%) Behat
6 2 (2.70%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.35%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.35%) jQuery
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) ASTM
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.84%) Test Automation
3 20 (27.03%) Automated Testing
4 19 (25.68%) BDD
5 16 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 15 (20.27%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.92%) Exploratory Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Functional Testing
7 14 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 13 (17.57%) Scrum
9 10 (13.51%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.11%) SDLC
13 5 (6.76%) Issue Tracking
13 5 (6.76%) TDD
14 4 (5.41%) OO
14 4 (5.41%) QMS
14 4 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.14%) Java
2 22 (29.73%) Ruby
3 15 (20.27%) C#
3 15 (20.27%) Python
4 11 (14.86%) SQL
5 9 (12.16%) C
6 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
6 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.11%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.76%) Groovy
8 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.05%) Perl
10 2 (2.70%) C++
11 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.32%) DV Cleared
3 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
4 13 (17.57%) ISEB
5 7 (9.46%) Degree
5 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
2 5 (6.76%) DO-160
3 1 (1.35%) ECSS
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.35%) MISRA
3 1 (1.35%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.35%) SDET
3 1 (1.35%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Rally
4 3 (4.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) IBM
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