Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 6 months to 20 July 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 > Basingstoke
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 37 41
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.61% 4.86% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 5.12% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Basingstoke median daily rate - £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.17% -17.81%
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +14.75% +1.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 8
Basingstoke median hourly rate - £25.00 £25.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -31.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke. 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
Basingstoke
Contract vacancies in Basingstoke with a recognized job title 431 664 538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.60% 94.99% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 318 264
Basingstoke median daily rate £383 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £169 £213 £197
90th Percentile £500 £495 £545
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 39
Basingstoke median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +28.63% +2.29%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.80 £37.50 £27.75
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.50% - +42.86%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Basingstoke

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Basingstoke

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Basingstoke

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Basingstoke region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) V-Model
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Perfmon
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) V-Model
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Perfmon
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft