The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 84 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.52% 1.86% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 2.01% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 4
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£198 £348 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.16% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £364 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.44 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1253 1346 1151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.02% 92.76% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 772 562
Average daily rate £386 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 73 90
Average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £49.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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
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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
Staines +6 1 £245 -45.55% 1
Horley - 1 £150 -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) JBoss
3 4 (40.00%) PKI
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) STB
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) Siemens
6 1 (10.00%) JIRA
6 1 (10.00%) SCADA
6 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (40.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 4 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) STB
3 1 (10.00%) SCADA
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) HND
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Siemens
3 1 (10.00%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Rate: Competitive
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