The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 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
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 121 134
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 39 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.68% 0.36% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 4
Median daily rate £338 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +73.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £298
% change year-on-year -3.57% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.20 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.13% +22.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year - +17.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2185 2403 2918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.90% 96.16% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1368 1734
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 £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 192 253
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
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 the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Engineer in the East of England

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cambridgeshire +15 22 £338 - 16
Hertfordshire +3 8 £388 - 3
Norfolk +7 4 £450 -
Essex - 2 £295 -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £225 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East of England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 54 (71.05%) Test Automation
2 42 (55.26%) Python
3 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (27.63%) Test Scripting
5 20 (26.32%) Wireless
6 16 (21.05%) JIRA
6 16 (21.05%) Mobile App
7 15 (19.74%) Calabash
7 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
7 15 (19.74%) Perl
7 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
7 15 (19.74%) Tcl
8 14 (18.42%) API Testing
8 14 (18.42%) BDD
9 13 (17.11%) Android
9 13 (17.11%) Apple iOS
9 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
9 13 (17.11%) Degree
9 13 (17.11%) C#
9 13 (17.11%) SQL
10 12 (15.79%) Java
10 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (15.79%) QA
10 12 (15.79%) Selenium
10 12 (15.79%) Electronics
10 12 (15.79%) Ruby
11 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
11 11 (14.47%) Windows
12 10 (13.16%) Linux
12 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (1.32%) Confluence
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) Wireless
2 10 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (9.21%) RS-422
3 7 (9.21%) WLAN
4 3 (3.95%) Bluetooth
4 3 (3.95%) Internet
5 2 (2.63%) Firewall
5 2 (2.63%) Node B
5 2 (2.63%) RNC
5 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.32%) Broadband
6 1 (1.32%) LAN
6 1 (1.32%) NAS
6 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) JIRA
2 15 (19.74%) Calabash
3 13 (17.11%) Cucumber
4 12 (15.79%) Selenium
5 9 (11.84%) Appium
5 9 (11.84%) SoapUI
6 8 (10.53%) Capybara
6 8 (10.53%) SpecFlow
7 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.63%) GoogleTest
10 2 (2.63%) MSTest
10 2 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.32%) JMeter
11 1 (1.32%) JUnit
11 1 (1.32%) MSI
General
1 15 (19.74%) Telecoms
2 12 (15.79%) Electronics
3 7 (9.21%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
2 6 (7.89%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) RESTful
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) .NET
4 3 (3.95%) JSON
5 2 (2.63%) Java EE
5 2 (2.63%) WCF
5 2 (2.63%) WPF
6 1 (1.32%) Behat
6 1 (1.32%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) REST
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.95%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.95%) RIA
4 2 (2.63%) STB
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) AS400
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Android
1 13 (17.11%) Apple iOS
2 11 (14.47%) Windows
3 10 (13.16%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (71.05%) Test Automation
2 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (27.63%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.42%) API Testing
4 14 (18.42%) BDD
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 9 (11.84%) Digital Signal Processing
7 9 (11.84%) Integration Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Signal Processing
7 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
7 9 (11.84%) Software Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.53%) Scrum
8 8 (10.53%) SDET
8 8 (10.53%) TDD
9 6 (7.89%) Defect Management
10 5 (6.58%) Functional Testing
10 5 (6.58%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) Python
2 15 (19.74%) Perl
2 15 (19.74%) Tcl
3 13 (17.11%) C#
3 13 (17.11%) SQL
4 12 (15.79%) Java
4 12 (15.79%) Ruby
5 9 (11.84%) C++
6 8 (10.53%) C
6 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Degree
2 11 (14.47%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.53%) ISEB
3 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.32%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.63%) GDPR
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Firmware
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Xamarin
3 7 (9.21%) Serena
4 2 (2.63%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.63%) Google
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Nokia
4 2 (2.63%) Siemens
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.32%) BMC
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) Teradata
5 1 (1.32%) VMware
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