The table below looks at the statistics for the RF Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RF Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Radio Frequency Test Engineer
Rank 576 574 541
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs requiring an RF Test Engineer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +114.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

RF Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RF Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RF Test Engineer within the UK.

RF Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RF Test Engineer within the UK.

RF Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RF Test Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RF 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 RF Test Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation

RF Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited RF 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 RF Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EMC