Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 30 50
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 16 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.41% 3.12% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 3.39% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Basingstoke median daily rate £295 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -24.14% -6.45%
10th Percentile £214 £218 £323
90th Percentile £329 £310 £373
Hampshire median daily rate £310 £275 £360
% change year-on-year +12.73% -23.66% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 -
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £41.35
% change year-on-year +72.00% -39.54% +32.32%

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 634 354 477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 91.95% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 183 291
Basingstoke median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £193
90th Percentile £534 £475 £500
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 36
Basingstoke median hourly rate £23.14 £19.44 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.06% +26.41% -5.38%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.13 £10.94
90th Percentile £40.38 £27.50 £24.63
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +25.00% -

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 19 November 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) LTE
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (43.75%) Motorola
3 7 (43.75%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Management
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (31.25%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) SaaS
6 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
6 3 (18.75%) GDB
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (18.75%) Git (software)

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (12.50%) 4G
3 1 (6.25%) 2G
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
3 1 (6.25%) 802.11
3 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
3 1 (6.25%) GSM
3 1 (6.25%) NFC
3 1 (6.25%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) GDB
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Android
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (31.25%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) Customer-Centricity
4 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
1 7 (43.75%) Motorola
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow