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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 84 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 51 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.74% 0.42% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 0.44% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 10
Average daily rate £398 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
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
2820 2968 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.90% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1828 1852
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 173 184
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.06 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.47% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 15 £325 +3.58% 1
Wiltshire - 11 £338 - 1
Devon - 9 £398 -
Gloucestershire +5 8 £475 +23.37% 8
Dorset - 4 £263 -
Somerset - 4 - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
1 37 (38.95%) Test Automation
2 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.53%) Cucumber
4 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
5 20 (21.05%) Java
6 19 (20.00%) Scrum
6 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
7 17 (17.89%) Linux
8 16 (16.84%) Validation
8 16 (16.84%) Software Testing
9 15 (15.79%) QA
9 15 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 15 (15.79%) BDD
9 15 (15.79%) DV Cleared
10 14 (14.74%) Functional Testing
10 14 (14.74%) C
11 13 (13.68%) Selenium
11 13 (13.68%) Ruby
12 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
12 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
12 12 (12.63%) Web Services
12 12 (12.63%) Python
12 12 (12.63%) Defect Tracking
13 11 (11.58%) RESTful
13 11 (11.58%) ISEB
14 10 (10.53%) Regression Testing
14 10 (10.53%) .NET
14 10 (10.53%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (4.21%) WordPress
2 1 (1.05%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) HTTP
1 3 (3.16%) Internet
1 3 (3.16%) MQTT
1 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.11%) SAN
3 1 (1.05%) GSM
3 1 (1.05%) SSH
3 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Cucumber
2 13 (13.68%) Selenium
3 10 (10.53%) Capybara
3 10 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 9 (9.47%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (9.47%) WATIR
5 8 (8.42%) JIRA
6 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.32%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.11%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.11%) Subversion
7 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.05%) JMeter
8 1 (1.05%) Maven
8 1 (1.05%) PVCS
8 1 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (8.42%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.21%) Automotive
2 4 (4.21%) Electronics
2 4 (4.21%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Avionics
4 2 (2.11%) Military
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Web Services
2 11 (11.58%) RESTful
3 10 (10.53%) .NET
4 4 (4.21%) Behat
5 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.05%) REST
6 1 (1.05%) SOAP
6 1 (1.05%) XML
6 1 (1.05%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) ASTM
1 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Test Automation
2 34 (35.79%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.00%) Scrum
3 19 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (16.84%) Software Testing
4 16 (16.84%) Validation
5 15 (15.79%) BDD
5 15 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 14 (14.74%) Functional Testing
7 12 (12.63%) Defect Tracking
7 12 (12.63%) Test Scripting
8 10 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
10 7 (7.37%) Automation Testing
10 7 (7.37%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (7.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (7.37%) SDLC
10 7 (7.37%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (7.37%) System Testing
10 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) Java
2 14 (14.74%) C
3 13 (13.68%) Ruby
4 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.63%) Python
5 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.32%) C#
6 6 (6.32%) SQL
7 5 (5.26%) Groovy
7 5 (5.26%) Perl
8 4 (4.21%) C++
9 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.05%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (38.95%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.11%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
4 15 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 11 (11.58%) ISEB
6 6 (6.32%) Degree
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.79%) QA
2 6 (6.32%) DO-178B
3 3 (3.16%) DO-160
4 1 (1.05%) ECSS
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.05%) MISRA
4 1 (1.05%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.05%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Firmware
1 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.26%) Serena
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Rally
4 3 (3.16%) Splunk
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) IBM
6 1 (1.05%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) Telerik
6 1 (1.05%) Wind River
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