Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 23 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 39 60
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.60% 3.32% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 3.52% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +55.17% +26.09%
10th Percentile £400 £314 £285
90th Percentile £485 £499 £295
East of England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £49.65 - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 655 597 632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.48% 94.31% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 387 418
Bedfordshire median daily rate £431 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +4.38% -3.03%
10th Percentile £165 £200 £212
90th Percentile £578 £580 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £41.60 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Bedfordshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -15 5 £450 -6.74%
Bedford +2 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Test Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Ruby
2 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
4 7 (63.64%) SDET
5 6 (54.55%) Selenium
5 6 (54.55%) Java
5 6 (54.55%) Python
5 6 (54.55%) Android
5 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
5 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
5 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
5 6 (54.55%) Calabash
6 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
6 4 (36.36%) JBehave
6 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
6 4 (36.36%) Perl
6 4 (36.36%) C#
7 3 (27.27%) Middleware
7 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
7 3 (27.27%) RIA
7 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Retail
7 3 (27.27%) Maven
7 3 (27.27%) Ant
7 3 (27.27%) JUnit

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 3 (27.27%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Cucumber
2 7 (63.64%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) Calabash
3 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
4 4 (36.36%) JBehave
4 4 (36.36%) SpecFlow
5 3 (27.27%) Ant
5 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) JUnit
5 3 (27.27%) Maven
5 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
5 3 (27.27%) TestNG
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 2 (18.18%) Capybara
7 1 (9.09%) Appium
7 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (27.27%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Android
1 6 (54.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) SDET
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) ATDD
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) API Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Ruby
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Xamarin