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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 119 107 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 3 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.14% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Average daily rate
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£258 £250 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
2286 1970 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.70% 91.84% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1019 1050
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 139 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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
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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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (16.67%) HND

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) CAD
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) HP