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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 115 125 102
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.96% 0.85% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.88% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 19
Median daily rate £350 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
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
2579 3052 3232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.73% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 2052 2092
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 158 230
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 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 +7 12 £550 +15.78% 7
Wiltshire -2 7 £363 +8.61% 3
Somerset +24 4 £338 -8.47% 2
Bristol +6 3 £270 -43.15% 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 35 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (46.03%) DV Cleared
4 25 (39.68%) Selenium
4 25 (39.68%) Automated Testing
4 25 (39.68%) Python
5 22 (34.92%) Java
5 22 (34.92%) Cucumber
6 20 (31.75%) Linux
6 20 (31.75%) Software Engineering
7 18 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
8 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
9 16 (25.40%) Ruby
9 16 (25.40%) BDD
10 15 (23.81%) SDLC
10 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
10 15 (23.81%) C#
11 14 (22.22%) ISEB
11 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
12 13 (20.63%) Manual Testing
12 13 (20.63%) Scrum
12 13 (20.63%) Oracle
12 13 (20.63%) SpecFlow
13 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
14 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
14 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
15 9 (14.29%) Maven
15 9 (14.29%) Ant

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 (7.94%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) 2G
1 1 (1.59%) 3G
1 1 (1.59%) 4G
1 1 (1.59%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
1 1 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) VoLTE
1 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.94%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.94%) OrientDB
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Selenium
2 22 (34.92%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.63%) SpecFlow
4 9 (14.29%) Ant
4 9 (14.29%) Maven
5 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
6 7 (11.11%) JIRA
6 7 (11.11%) JMeter
7 6 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
8 5 (7.94%) ClearCase
8 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
8 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
8 5 (7.94%) JUnit
8 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
9 3 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (3.17%) Appium
10 2 (3.17%) Protractor
10 2 (3.17%) Robotium
General
1 4 (6.35%) Aerospace
1 4 (6.35%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Automotive
3 1 (1.59%) Avionics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Web Services
2 5 (7.94%) JSON
2 5 (7.94%) REST
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.17%) Spring
4 2 (3.17%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Automated Testing
3 20 (31.75%) Software Engineering
4 18 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (26.98%) Test Automation
6 16 (25.40%) BDD
7 15 (23.81%) SDLC
7 15 (23.81%) Software Testing
8 14 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 13 (20.63%) Manual Testing
9 13 (20.63%) Scrum
10 12 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
13 8 (12.70%) E-Commerce
13 8 (12.70%) Validation
14 7 (11.11%) Automation Testing
14 7 (11.11%) DevOps
14 7 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
14 7 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Python
2 22 (34.92%) Java
3 16 (25.40%) Ruby
4 15 (23.81%) C#
5 11 (17.46%) Bash Shell
6 9 (14.29%) SQL
7 8 (12.70%) C
8 7 (11.11%) Perl
9 6 (9.52%) Objective-C
10 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
12 2 (3.17%) C++
12 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 35 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 29 (46.03%) DV Cleared
3 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
4 14 (22.22%) ISEB
5 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.59%) HNC
7 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SDET
3 1 (1.59%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.59%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) HP
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.17%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.59%) CA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
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