The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Radio Frequency Test Engineer
Rank 586 562 583
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Contract jobs requiring an RF Test Engineer 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.016% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.017% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £160 -
% change year-on-year
+103.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RF Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
England -20 4 £325 +103.12% 1
South East -14 2 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

RF Test Engineer
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) WiMAX
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) DVB
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) VSAT
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) DO-160
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Avionics

RF Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) UMTS
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) WiMAX
3 1 (25.00%) DVB
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) VSAT
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Tcl
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-160
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