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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 22 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 3.77% 1.47% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 1.49% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £250 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
158 67 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 99.37% 98.53% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 40 35
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% +180.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £8.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.09 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Winchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VLAN
1 6 (85.71%) V-Model
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Smart Meter
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 2 (28.57%) Case Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) FCoE
6 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) FCoE
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Smart Meter
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) V-Model
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Case Management
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) VMware