The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 101 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.31% 0.80% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.86% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 14
Median daily rate £338 £356 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +37.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.73% +12.30%  

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 1677 2209 2298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.74% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1179 1166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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 +19 9 £375 +50.00% 2
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
Newbury - 2 £293 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (40.00%) Validation
2 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) 3G
4 16 (32.00%) Value-Added Service
5 15 (30.00%) 4G
6 14 (28.00%) LTE
7 13 (26.00%) MVNO
8 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 10 (20.00%) VoLTE
9 9 (18.00%) Selenium
10 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (16.00%) BDD
11 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.00%) Java
11 7 (14.00%) SMS
11 7 (14.00%) Scrum
11 7 (14.00%) Project Management
11 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (10.00%) Java EE
12 5 (10.00%) Degree
12 5 (10.00%) Web Services
12 5 (10.00%) SQL
12 5 (10.00%) C#
12 5 (10.00%) API Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
13 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
13 4 (8.00%) REST

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) 3G
2 16 (32.00%) Value-Added Service
3 15 (30.00%) 4G
4 14 (28.00%) LTE
5 13 (26.00%) MVNO
6 10 (20.00%) VoLTE
7 7 (14.00%) SMS
8 4 (8.00%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (6.00%) Firewall
10 2 (4.00%) 3GPP
10 2 (4.00%) Internet
11 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (2.00%) CTI
11 1 (2.00%) HTTP
11 1 (2.00%) INAP
11 1 (2.00%) ISUP
11 1 (2.00%) LDAP
11 1 (2.00%) VoIP
11 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (18.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) JIRA
5 3 (6.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.00%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.00%) Protractor
6 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.00%) Maven
7 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Java EE
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) JSON
2 4 (8.00%) REST
3 3 (6.00%) Behat
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) HTML5
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.00%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.00%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (2.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) AS400
3 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Validation
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (16.00%) BDD
5 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.00%) Project Management
5 7 (14.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) API Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.00%) TDD
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.00%) Data Management
8 3 (6.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps
8 3 (6.00%) EAI
8 3 (6.00%) Microservices
8 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) C#
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) PHP
5 2 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco
2 2 (4.00%) Nokia Networks
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Samsung
2 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.00%) Apigee
3 1 (2.00%) BT
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) Juniper
3 1 (2.00%) VMware