Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 27 July 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
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 8.33% 1.37% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.57% 1.56% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Bedford median daily rate £413 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £450 -
% change year-on-year -11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford. 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
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 70 64 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.22% 87.67% 97.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 61
Bedford median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £170 £113
90th Percentile £473 £475 £494
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Bedford median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -50.00% +96.72%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.70 £41.39
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -63.75% +53.85% +1.96%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Bedford

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Bedford

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Bedford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
1 6 (100.00%) Android
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 6 (100.00%) Calabash
2 5 (83.33%) SDET
2 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (83.33%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) API Testing
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (66.67%) Capybara
4 3 (50.00%) Appium
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
5 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Calabash
1 6 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Capybara
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Appium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (83.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Android
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) SDET
3 4 (66.67%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Xamarin