The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 25 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.62% - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
Test Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
176 171 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.14% 97.16% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 94 73
Median daily rate £338 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +33.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £20.00 £22.00
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 Staffordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Staffordshire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Staffordshire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Staffordshire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Stafford - 3 - -
Test Engineer
West Midlands

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Staffordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 3 (60.00%) Case Management
3 3 (60.00%) IEC 61508
3 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) V-Model
3 3 (60.00%) Release Management
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Python
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (40.00%) Appium
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (20.00%) AccuRev
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (20.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Case Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Release Management
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) IEC 61508