The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 71 107 99
Rank change year-on-year +36 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 26 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.44% 0.77% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.83% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 21
Median daily rate £293 £356 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +126.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £273 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £438 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1690 2278 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.32% 92.56% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1177 1420
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.10 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.24% +51.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Berkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +30 12 £293 -46.81% 3
Bracknell 0 3 £158 -
Newbury +2 2 £300 -17.24% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (39.47%) Telecoms
2 14 (36.84%) VoLTE
3 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.68%) Validation
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.42%) 3G
5 7 (18.42%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (15.79%) Selenium
7 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.16%) JIRA
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Windows
7 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (13.16%) 4G
8 4 (10.53%) Value-Added Service
8 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 4 (10.53%) Linux
8 4 (10.53%) Java
8 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (10.53%) Web Services
8 4 (10.53%) Java EE
8 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
9 3 (7.89%) Degree
9 3 (7.89%) Android
9 3 (7.89%) V-Model
9 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) VoLTE
2 7 (18.42%) 3G
2 7 (18.42%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (13.16%) 4G
4 4 (10.53%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (7.89%) 3GPP
6 2 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 2 (5.26%) LTE
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) VoIP
6 2 (5.26%) VoWiFi
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.63%) GGSN
7 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.63%) RANAP
7 1 (2.63%) SGSN
7 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) Maven
6 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (39.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Java EE
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.63%) Behat
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) JDBC
4 1 (2.63%) JPA
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (2.63%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) AS400
3 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) IVR
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Android
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Validation
3 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
5 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.89%) API Testing
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) EAI
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.89%) V-Model
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.26%) Microservices
7 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Nokia
3 1 (2.63%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
Newbury, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 21 days ago