The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 4.69% 2.88% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 3.08% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Median daily rate £250 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.21% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 388 292 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 95.80% 93.59% 89.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 132 119
Median daily rate £356 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +51.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 27 June 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 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 11 (34.38%) Bluetooth
2 11 (34.38%) WLAN
2 11 (34.38%) NFC
3 10 (31.25%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) LTE
4 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Test Management
6 7 (21.88%) Electronics
6 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
7 6 (18.75%) QA
7 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (15.63%) 5G
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
8 5 (15.63%) 2G
8 5 (15.63%) Motorola
8 5 (15.63%) 3G
9 4 (12.50%) CRM
9 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (9.38%) Billing
10 3 (9.38%) RFID
10 3 (9.38%) Remedy
11 2 (6.25%) ISEB
11 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
11 2 (6.25%) Windows
11 2 (6.25%) Linux

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 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Bluetooth
1 11 (34.38%) NFC
1 11 (34.38%) WLAN
2 9 (28.13%) LTE
3 5 (15.63%) 2G
3 5 (15.63%) 3G
3 5 (15.63%) 5G
4 3 (9.38%) RFID
5 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) 4G
6 1 (3.13%) BGP
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) GDB
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Electronics
3 3 (9.38%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
2 7 (21.88%) Test Management
3 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) ITSM
5 1 (3.13%) Physics
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Stress Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 5 (15.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) ISEB
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 17025
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Motorola
3 3 (9.38%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago