The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 West Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 109 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £155 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £155.00 £31.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+392.06% +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.29%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2179 1757 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.98% 93.11% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 820 958
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 172 179
Average hourly rate £15.85 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Engineer
England

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
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 16 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
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Job
Vacancies
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) Silverlight
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (25.00%) ERP
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (12.50%) Zimbra
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SDH
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
1 1 (12.50%) Megaco
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) FitNesse
1 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WPF
1 3 (37.50%) Silverlight
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Testing
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) C++
1 3 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Sun
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + (4 day working week)
Posted: 16 days ago