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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 100 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 41 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 0.37% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.38% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 8
Median daily rate £338 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £312 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
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
2790 2879 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1809 1811
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 177 201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.97% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Wiltshire - 11 £325 - 2
Bristol -3 8 £325 +3.17% 3
Devon - 8 £398 - 3
Dorset - 7 £233 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 5 £400 - 5
Somerset - 2 - - 2
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (38.54%) Test Automation
3 31 (32.29%) Cucumber
4 22 (22.92%) Java
5 21 (21.88%) Scrum
5 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
6 20 (20.83%) ISTQB
7 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
7 19 (19.79%) Linux
8 17 (17.71%) Ruby
8 17 (17.71%) Selenium
9 16 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 16 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 15 (15.63%) C
10 15 (15.63%) BDD
10 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
11 14 (14.58%) ISEB
11 14 (14.58%) Integration Testing
12 13 (13.54%) QA
12 13 (13.54%) SpecFlow
13 12 (12.50%) Capybara
13 12 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (12.50%) WATIR
13 12 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 12 (12.50%) Python
13 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.50%) Web Services
13 12 (12.50%) Validation
14 11 (11.46%) .NET

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 4 (4.17%) WordPress
2 1 (1.04%) CMS
2 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) HTTP
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
1 3 (3.13%) MQTT
1 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) SSH
3 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Cucumber
2 17 (17.71%) Selenium
3 13 (13.54%) SpecFlow
4 12 (12.50%) Capybara
4 12 (12.50%) WATIR
5 10 (10.42%) JIRA
6 9 (9.38%) WebDriver
7 7 (7.29%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (6.25%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.08%) JMeter
11 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
11 1 (1.04%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (1.04%) Maven
11 1 (1.04%) Subversion
11 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.04%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (9.38%) Aerospace
2 6 (6.25%) Automotive
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 4 (4.17%) Electronics
4 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.08%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) Web Services
2 11 (11.46%) .NET
2 11 (11.46%) RESTful
3 5 (5.21%) Behat
4 2 (2.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.04%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.04%) REST
5 1 (1.04%) SOAP
5 1 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (1.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.21%) ASTM
2 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.79%) Linux
2 8 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.54%) Test Automation
3 21 (21.88%) Scrum
4 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
5 16 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 15 (15.63%) BDD
6 15 (15.63%) Functional Testing
7 14 (14.58%) Integration Testing
8 12 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 12 (12.50%) Validation
9 10 (10.42%) Regression Testing
10 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 8 (8.33%) SDLC
10 8 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 7 (7.29%) Risk Analysis
11 7 (7.29%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (7.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) Java
2 17 (17.71%) Ruby
3 15 (15.63%) C
4 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.50%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) C#
5 8 (8.33%) SQL
6 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.21%) Groovy
7 5 (5.21%) Perl
8 3 (3.13%) C++
9 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 38 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 20 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 16 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 14 (14.58%) ISEB
6 8 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (2.08%) CCNA
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.54%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) DO-160
3 3 (3.13%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.04%) ECSS
4 1 (1.04%) MISRA
4 1 (1.04%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.04%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) Rally
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) Serena
4 3 (3.13%) HP
4 3 (3.13%) SAP
4 3 (3.13%) Splunk
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco
5 2 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) Google
6 1 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) Telerik
6 1 (1.04%) Wind River
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