The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 28 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 2.12% 0.67% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Test Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Winchester 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
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
183 148 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 96.83% 99.33% 98.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 104 44
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £540 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -32.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.35 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (80.00%) VLAN
1 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 8 (80.00%) V-Model
2 7 (70.00%) Smart Meter
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) Requirements Management
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Case Management
4 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) FCoE
5 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Veritas
5 2 (20.00%) Banking

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester 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 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) FCoE
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (80.00%) V-Model
1 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (40.00%) Case Management
2 4 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (40.00%) Stress Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Veritas
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) IBM