The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £475 £321 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.85% +18.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £26.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +7.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2261 2454 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.93% 94.75% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1384 1162
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 170
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
Staffordshire +5 6 - -
Shropshire - 2 £475 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
6 7 (38.89%) User Stories
7 6 (33.33%) ISEB
7 6 (33.33%) JUnit
7 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
7 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
8 5 (27.78%) JSON
8 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Scala
8 5 (27.78%) RSpec
8 5 (27.78%) TDD
8 5 (27.78%) Games
8 5 (27.78%) Java
9 4 (22.22%) WCAG
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
11 2 (11.11%) Defect Management

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Broadband
1 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) Telnet
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.56%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 6 (33.33%) JUnit
4 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 5 (27.78%) RSpec
6 2 (11.11%) PhantomJS
6 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (5.56%) Hudson
7 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) JSON
2 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) User Stories
5 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Usability Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
1 5 (27.78%) Scala
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Zenoss
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