The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 24 April 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 Wales 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 59 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.39% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
660 395 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 91.79% 92.94% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 232 229
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.08 £11.18 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 8 £238 - 2
West Wales -20 1 £450 -
North Wales - - - -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Data Extraction
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 4 (40.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Calabash
4 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) Maven
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (20.00%) Calabash
4 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) TestNG
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (10.00%) JBehave
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (40.00%) BDD
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
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