The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 79 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.36% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £370 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +39.13%
Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
795 680 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.60% 95.91% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 502 485
Median daily rate £413 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £260 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 47
Median hourly rate £12.79 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £25.00 £22.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +12 3 £370 +2.06%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) QA
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) JUnit
6 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
6 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
7 2 (18.18%) Use Case
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) JBehave
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
7 2 (18.18%) API Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (27.27%) JUnit
4 2 (18.18%) JBehave
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) QA Automation
5 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
5 3 (27.27%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) UML
6 2 (18.18%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle