Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Andover during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Engineer
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 11 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 11.94% 7.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 12.31% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Andover median daily rate £345 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £345 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +11.29% +3.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +72.00% -33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Andover
Contract vacancies in Andover with a recognized job title 65 46 87
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 90.20% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 37
Andover median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £315 £320 £270
90th Percentile £476 £565 £477
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% - +31.58%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Andover

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Andover

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
4 5 (62.50%) RESTful
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Testing
4 5 (62.50%) User Stories
4 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
4 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
6 2 (25.00%) WinSCP
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (25.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Ant
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) TestNG
3 1 (12.50%) Toad
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (62.50%) Agile Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (62.50%) Manual Testing
4 5 (62.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (62.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (25.00%) API Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (25.00%) Kanban
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) F#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ISEB
1 7 (87.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Software AG
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) webMethods