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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 102 135 109
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 0.51% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.54% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 16
Median daily rate £413 £265 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.66% -21.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £211 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £34.25 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £26.85 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £34.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
2647 3155 3223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.12% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1991 2081
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 229 181
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Gloucestershire +21 23 £413 +55.66% 7
Bristol +5 6 £475 +131.70% 1
Wiltshire +5 6 £363 +39.42% 3
Somerset +16 1 £225 -41.93% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (47.69%) Security Cleared
3 26 (40.00%) Java
4 25 (38.46%) DV Cleared
5 23 (35.38%) Selenium
6 22 (33.85%) Python
6 22 (33.85%) Cucumber
7 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 20 (30.77%) Automated Testing
7 20 (30.77%) Ruby
8 19 (29.23%) Linux
9 17 (26.15%) ISTQB
10 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
10 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
11 15 (23.08%) BDD
12 14 (21.54%) C#
13 13 (20.00%) ISEB
13 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
13 13 (20.00%) SpecFlow
14 11 (16.92%) Functional Testing
14 11 (16.92%) Bash Shell
14 11 (16.92%) SDLC
14 11 (16.92%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (16.92%) Scrum
14 11 (16.92%) SQL
14 11 (16.92%) Oracle
15 10 (15.38%) JIRA
16 9 (13.85%) Maven
16 9 (13.85%) QA

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 5 (7.69%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) 2G
1 1 (1.54%) 3G
1 1 (1.54%) 4G
1 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.54%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.54%) VoLTE
1 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.69%) OrientDB
3 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Selenium
2 22 (33.85%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 10 (15.38%) JIRA
5 9 (13.85%) Ant
5 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
5 9 (13.85%) Maven
6 8 (12.31%) WebDriver
7 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (9.23%) JMeter
9 5 (7.69%) ClearCase
9 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
9 5 (7.69%) JUnit
10 4 (6.15%) Capybara
10 4 (6.15%) WATIR
11 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
12 2 (3.08%) Protractor
12 2 (3.08%) Subversion
12 2 (3.08%) Xcode
General
1 6 (9.23%) Aerospace
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Automotive
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 5 (7.69%) JSON
2 5 (7.69%) REST
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) RESTful
5 2 (3.08%) Behat
5 2 (3.08%) CSS
5 2 (3.08%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.08%) Spring
5 2 (3.08%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) ASTM
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Automated Testing
2 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (24.62%) Software Engineering
4 15 (23.08%) BDD
4 15 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.92%) Scrum
6 11 (16.92%) SDLC
7 9 (13.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.31%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Validation
10 5 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) Java
2 22 (33.85%) Python
3 20 (30.77%) Ruby
4 14 (21.54%) C#
5 11 (16.92%) Bash Shell
5 11 (16.92%) SQL
6 9 (13.85%) C
7 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.23%) Objective-C
8 5 (7.69%) Perl
8 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 17 (26.15%) ISTQB
4 13 (20.00%) ISEB
5 6 (9.23%) Degree
6 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) DO-160
3 2 (3.08%) SDET
4 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.54%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Oracle
2 6 (9.23%) HP
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.08%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.08%) Rally
4 2 (3.08%) SAP