The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 120 108 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£269 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £314 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.36% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £155.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Test Engineer
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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
2463 2147 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.11% 91.28% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1112 764
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 149 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £313 -
Birmingham -9 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £200 -
Warwickshire - 1 £263 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SLA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) ISO 9000
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Android SDK

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
1 1 (7.14%) SDH
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) VectorCAST
3 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) EPoS
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9000
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
1 1 (7.14%) Endeca
1 1 (7.14%) Google