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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South West
Rank 109 85 121
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 30 56 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.90% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.97% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 10
Median daily rate £310 £385 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.48% +43.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £315 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.55 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £40.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

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
2562 2842 3028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.06% 96.24% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1892 1918
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 161 160
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -4 11 £475 - 6
Bristol -6 8 £300 -18.36% 4
Wiltshire -3 7 £265 -27.89% 4
Devon -6 1 £413 - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) Selenium
3 30 (52.63%) Cucumber
4 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
6 20 (35.09%) BDD
6 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
6 20 (35.09%) Java
6 20 (35.09%) Scrum
7 19 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 19 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 18 (31.58%) Python
9 17 (29.82%) SDLC
10 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
10 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
10 16 (28.07%) Integration Testing
11 15 (26.32%) Linux
11 15 (26.32%) ISEB
12 13 (22.81%) Oracle
12 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
12 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
13 12 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
13 12 (21.05%) System Testing
13 12 (21.05%) V-Model
13 12 (21.05%) C
13 12 (21.05%) Validation
13 12 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
13 12 (21.05%) DevOps

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 2 (3.51%) Apache
1 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) 2G
2 2 (3.51%) 3G
2 2 (3.51%) 4G
2 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.51%) SSH
2 2 (3.51%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (56.14%) Selenium
2 30 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
4 8 (14.04%) Selenium IDE
4 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (12.28%) JMeter
5 7 (12.28%) SpecFlow
6 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.02%) Ant
7 4 (7.02%) JIRA
7 4 (7.02%) Maven
8 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (5.26%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) JBehave
9 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
9 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.75%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.51%) Automotive
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 3 (5.26%) REST
4 3 (5.26%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.51%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
3 20 (35.09%) BDD
3 20 (35.09%) Scrum
3 20 (35.09%) Software Testing
4 19 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 17 (29.82%) SDLC
6 16 (28.07%) Integration Testing
6 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
7 13 (22.81%) Performance Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (21.05%) DevOps
8 12 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
8 12 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (21.05%) System Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Validation
8 12 (21.05%) V-Model
8 12 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 11 (19.30%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) Python
3 12 (21.05%) C
4 11 (19.30%) Perl
4 11 (19.30%) SQL
5 7 (12.28%) Ruby
6 6 (10.53%) C#
7 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 15 (26.32%) ISEB
4 13 (22.81%) ISTQB
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
6 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.26%) HNC
8 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SDET
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) HP
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) ATG
4 1 (1.75%) CA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco
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