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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 110 135 116
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.23% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.24% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 12
Median daily rate £400 £381 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £326 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 £33.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.65% -10.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
2859 2949 2818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.43% 95.81% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1846 1905 1837
Median daily rate £369 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 196 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +2 9 £450 +26.76% 6
Bristol +8 8 £425 - 6
Dorset -4 6 £233 - 1
Devon - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £225 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 40 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
3 33 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 33 (35.48%) Cucumber
4 26 (27.96%) Java
5 21 (22.58%) ISTQB
5 21 (22.58%) Linux
6 20 (21.51%) Selenium
6 20 (21.51%) Scrum
6 20 (21.51%) Ruby
7 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
8 17 (18.28%) BDD
8 17 (18.28%) DV Cleared
9 16 (17.20%) SpecFlow
9 16 (17.20%) Software Testing
10 15 (16.13%) QA
10 15 (16.13%) Python
10 15 (16.13%) Functional Testing
10 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
11 14 (15.05%) ISEB
12 13 (13.98%) C
12 13 (13.98%) Integration Testing
13 12 (12.90%) WATIR
13 12 (12.90%) Web Services
13 12 (12.90%) Capybara
14 11 (11.83%) WebDriver
14 11 (11.83%) C#
14 11 (11.83%) JavaScript
14 11 (11.83%) .NET
14 11 (11.83%) Validation

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 (2.15%) WordPress
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.08%) Drupal
2 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Office
2 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) HTTP
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
1 3 (3.23%) MQTT
1 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.08%) SSH
3 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.08%) Wireless
3 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.08%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 33 (35.48%) Cucumber
2 20 (21.51%) Selenium
3 16 (17.20%) SpecFlow
4 12 (12.90%) Capybara
4 12 (12.90%) WATIR
5 11 (11.83%) JIRA
5 11 (11.83%) WebDriver
6 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.53%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.23%) JMeter
7 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.15%) Appium
8 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.15%) Maven
8 2 (2.15%) Protractor
8 2 (2.15%) Robotium
8 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.15%) Xcode
General
1 9 (9.68%) Aerospace
2 6 (6.45%) Automotive
3 5 (5.38%) Finance
4 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) Web Services
2 11 (11.83%) .NET
3 10 (10.75%) RESTful
4 5 (5.38%) Behat
5 2 (2.15%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.15%) REST
6 1 (1.08%) Classic ASP
6 1 (1.08%) JSON
6 1 (1.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) XML
6 1 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) ASTM
2 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) Android
3 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Test Automation
3 20 (21.51%) Scrum
4 19 (20.43%) Software Engineering
5 17 (18.28%) BDD
6 16 (17.20%) Software Testing
7 15 (16.13%) Functional Testing
8 13 (13.98%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Test Scripting
9 11 (11.83%) Validation
10 10 (10.75%) Regression Testing
11 9 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (8.60%) SDLC
12 8 (8.60%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
13 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.53%) System Testing
13 7 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) Java
2 20 (21.51%) Ruby
3 15 (16.13%) Python
4 13 (13.98%) C
5 11 (11.83%) C#
5 11 (11.83%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.68%) SQL
7 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.38%) Groovy
8 5 (5.38%) Perl
9 4 (4.30%) C++
10 1 (1.08%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.08%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 21 (22.58%) ISTQB
3 17 (18.28%) DV Cleared
4 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 14 (15.05%) ISEB
6 8 (8.60%) Degree
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.13%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) DO-160
3 1 (1.08%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.08%) ECSS
3 1 (1.08%) MISRA
3 1 (1.08%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
2 5 (5.38%) Rally
3 3 (3.23%) HP
3 3 (3.23%) SAP
3 3 (3.23%) Splunk
4 2 (2.15%) Serena
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Google
5 1 (1.08%) IBM
5 1 (1.08%) Telerik
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