The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 93 115 110
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 51 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.05% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.10% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
Average daily rate £385 £265 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.28% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £220 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £313 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 19 £475 +65.21% 7
Wiltshire -3 11 £368 +63.33% 3
Bristol +1 9 £325 +11.58% 6
Somerset - 6 £325 -
Devon +4 5 - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 27 (38.57%) Security Cleared
2 25 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.57%) Linux
6 12 (17.14%) ISTQB
7 11 (15.71%) Validation
7 11 (15.71%) Scrum
7 11 (15.71%) Java
7 11 (15.71%) .NET
7 11 (15.71%) Cucumber
7 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
8 10 (14.29%) QA
8 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
9 9 (12.86%) MS Office
9 9 (12.86%) Python
10 8 (11.43%) C
10 8 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
11 7 (10.00%) DO-178B
11 7 (10.00%) C#
11 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.00%) Windows
11 7 (10.00%) Selenium
12 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.57%) C++
12 6 (8.57%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (5.71%) WordPress
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) Drupal
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
1 3 (4.29%) MQTT
1 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.43%) GSM
2 1 (1.43%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) SMS
2 1 (1.43%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.00%) Selenium
3 6 (8.57%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.29%) Capybara
6 3 (4.29%) JIRA
7 2 (2.86%) Subversion
7 2 (2.86%) WATIR
8 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.43%) PVCS
General
1 5 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (4.29%) Avionics
3 2 (2.86%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Military
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Automotive
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) RESTful
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.43%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 4 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
5 1 (1.43%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 11 (15.71%) Scrum
4 11 (15.71%) Validation
5 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 9 (12.86%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (8.57%) BDD
8 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.57%) UML
9 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.14%) QMS
9 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (5.71%) SDLC
10 4 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (5.71%) V-Model
10 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
2 9 (12.86%) Python
3 8 (11.43%) C
4 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.00%) C#
4 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.57%) C++
6 5 (7.14%) Ruby
7 4 (5.71%) SQL
8 2 (2.86%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 1 (1.43%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (38.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.14%) ISTQB
4 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.29%) ISEB
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
8 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.43%) HNC
8 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 7 (10.00%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Firmware
1 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) Serena
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) Splunk
5 2 (2.86%) EMC
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Avaya
6 1 (1.43%) BMC
6 1 (1.43%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.43%) Telerik
6 1 (1.43%) Wind River
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