The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 38 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.30% - 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
Test Engineer
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
317 352 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 95.48% 97.51% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 236 301
Average daily rate £363 £412 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.06 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.08% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (66.67%) MQTT
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) MQTT
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Google