The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank - 56 47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire - 1.40% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.56% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
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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 Wiltshire 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
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
631 640 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 92.93% 89.89% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 411 300
Average daily rate £400 £371 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +83.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) Electronics
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Automotive
4 4 (30.77%) GoogleTest
4 4 (30.77%) Google
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (7.69%) Anite
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) GoogleTest
General
1 8 (61.54%) Electronics
2 4 (30.77%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Anite
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco