The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.01% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £320 £318
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Test Engineer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
132 131 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 99.25% 94.93% 97.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 37
Average daily rate £388 £388 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.93 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +72.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Test Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Linux

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle