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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 132 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.080% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.085% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £306 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 - £249
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -43.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
England

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
3083 2350 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 94.23% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1358 1217
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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
Shropshire - 4 £400 -
Coventry - 3 £250 -
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 West Midlands region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (33.33%) Python
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (28.57%) Release Management
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) JIRA
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Perl
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (23.81%) V-Model
5 5 (23.81%) IEC 61508
5 5 (23.81%) Change Control
5 5 (23.81%) Case Management
6 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (19.05%) User Stories
6 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Scala
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Broadband
1 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.76%) SSH
1 1 (4.76%) Telnet
1 1 (4.76%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) RSpec
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.52%) JMeter
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
1 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Fedora
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Release Management
5 5 (23.81%) Case Management
5 5 (23.81%) Change Control
5 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 5 (23.81%) V-Model
6 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) User Stories
7 3 (14.29%) Product Management
7 3 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
1 7 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) Perl
3 4 (19.05%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) Scala
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.52%) VBA
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) IEC 61508
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) Sun