The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swindon region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 42 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.19% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.03% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £312 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
387 387 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.36% 95.56% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 269 200
Average daily rate £400 £413 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) VBScript
2 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Broadband
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Broadband
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) VBScript
2 7 (70.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA