The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 111 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 1.17% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.25% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £322 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2851 2001 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.02% 93.37% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1228 1720
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 136 195
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
England

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
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 July 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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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
Gloucestershire -17 7 £306 +30.31% 2
Bristol -19 6 £319 +6.25% 1
Wiltshire -10 5 £365 +21.66%
Dorset - 5 - - 2
Somerset - - - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) GSM
3 11 (22.45%) UMTS
4 10 (20.41%) Selenium
4 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.41%) LTE
5 9 (18.37%) WCDMA
5 9 (18.37%) Finance
5 9 (18.37%) GPRS
6 8 (16.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.33%) ISEB
6 8 (16.33%) Electronics
6 8 (16.33%) Linux
6 8 (16.33%) .NET
6 8 (16.33%) DO-178B
6 8 (16.33%) Degree
6 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.29%) QA
7 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 7 (14.29%) VBScript
7 7 (14.29%) SMS
7 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (14.29%) Avionics
8 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 6 (12.24%) Java
8 6 (12.24%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) GSM
1 11 (22.45%) UMTS
2 10 (20.41%) LTE
3 9 (18.37%) WCDMA
3 9 (18.37%) GPRS
4 7 (14.29%) SMS
5 3 (6.12%) 3GPP
6 2 (4.08%) Broadband
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) DHCP
6 2 (4.08%) HTTP
6 2 (4.08%) DNS
6 2 (4.08%) 3G
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 2 (4.08%) DVB
6 2 (4.08%) SS7
6 2 (4.08%) ISUP
6 2 (4.08%) SCCP
6 2 (4.08%) INAP
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Selenium
2 7 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (12.24%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.12%) JUnit
6 2 (4.08%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) JBehave
6 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.04%) NUnit
7 1 (2.04%) MSTest
7 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.37%) Finance
3 8 (16.33%) Electronics
4 7 (14.29%) Avionics
5 2 (4.08%) Military
5 2 (4.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) DOM
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.04%) IPTV
2 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.04%) Physics
2 1 (2.04%) Open Source
2 1 (2.04%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.04%) DTV
2 1 (2.04%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
2 8 (16.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Validation
4 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
4 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
5 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.16%) Scrum
6 4 (8.16%) Requirements Management
7 3 (6.12%) BDD
8 2 (4.08%) UML
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.08%) SysML
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) System Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
9 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 7 (14.29%) VBScript
3 6 (12.24%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) Ruby
4 3 (6.12%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) Ada
5 2 (4.08%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Tcl
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.08%) HND
7 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) DO-178B
2 7 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) DO-160
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle
1 2 (4.08%) Agilent
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago