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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 122 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 14 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.60% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.63% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
Average daily rate £325 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £177 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £356 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £293
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3068 2220 3364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.24% 94.39% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 1322 1960
Average daily rate £350 £343 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 243
Average hourly rate £19.31 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.73% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 14 £325 +32.65% 2
Wiltshire -13 5 £275 -24.65% 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 4
Somerset - - - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
1 15 (40.54%) LTE
2 14 (37.84%) UMTS
3 12 (32.43%) ISEB
3 12 (32.43%) GSM
3 12 (32.43%) Degree
4 11 (29.73%) WCDMA
4 11 (29.73%) GPRS
5 9 (24.32%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 9 (24.32%) SMS
6 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
6 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
6 8 (21.62%) Electronics
6 8 (21.62%) QA
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Selenium
7 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (18.92%) Java
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) Finance
8 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.51%) GGSN
9 5 (13.51%) SGSN
9 5 (13.51%) JUnit
10 4 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (10.81%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) JBehave

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) LTE
2 14 (37.84%) UMTS
3 12 (32.43%) GSM
4 11 (29.73%) WCDMA
4 11 (29.73%) GPRS
5 9 (24.32%) SMS
6 5 (13.51%) GGSN
6 5 (13.51%) SGSN
7 4 (10.81%) SIGTRAN
8 3 (8.11%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (8.11%) MGW
8 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
8 3 (8.11%) ISUP
8 3 (8.11%) VoIP
9 2 (5.41%) 3GPP
9 2 (5.41%) Internet
9 2 (5.41%) 3G
10 1 (2.70%) MPLS
10 1 (2.70%) OSPF
10 1 (2.70%) BGP-4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
1 7 (18.92%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.51%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) JBehave
4 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) MSTest
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) MSI
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.62%) Electronics
3 6 (16.22%) Finance
4 2 (5.41%) Military
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Avionics
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Open Source
2 1 (2.70%) MPEG
2 1 (2.70%) Firmware
2 1 (2.70%) DTV
2 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
2 1 (2.70%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
2 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Scrum
4 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Test Management
6 2 (5.41%) BDD
6 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.41%) User Stories
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.70%) OO
7 1 (2.70%) ERP
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ada
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) ISEB
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) HND
5 1 (2.70%) HNC
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
1 3 (8.11%) Ericsson
1 3 (8.11%) Huawei
2 2 (5.41%) Agilent
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
South West England
CPS Group
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