The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 91 108 103
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.74% 0.73% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.76% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 4
Median daily rate £360 £281 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £202 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £311
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Median hourly rate £33.25 £41.55 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% +13.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £49.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +8.10%  

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 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
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 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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
Bedfordshire +11 15 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +13 14 £338 +20.00% 19
Hertfordshire +4 5 £319 - 3
Essex - 3 £175 -
Norfolk 0 1 £425 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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

1 34 (53.97%) Python
2 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 23 (36.51%) Cucumber
4 23 (36.51%) QA
5 21 (33.33%) Ruby
6 20 (31.75%) API Testing
7 18 (28.57%) Mobile App
8 17 (26.98%) BDD
8 17 (26.98%) C#
9 16 (25.40%) Selenium
10 14 (22.22%) Java
10 14 (22.22%) Calabash
10 14 (22.22%) SDET
11 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.05%) JIRA
12 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
12 12 (19.05%) Android
13 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
13 11 (17.46%) TDD
13 11 (17.46%) Perl
13 11 (17.46%) SQL
14 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
14 10 (15.87%) Windows
14 10 (15.87%) Test Scripting
14 10 (15.87%) TeamCity
15 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (14.29%) Capybara
15 9 (14.29%) Appium
15 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (9.52%) Wireless
2 5 (7.94%) WLAN
3 4 (6.35%) RS-422
4 3 (4.76%) Firewall
5 2 (3.17%) BGP
5 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.17%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 2 (3.17%) IPv4
5 2 (3.17%) IPv6
5 2 (3.17%) Multicast
5 2 (3.17%) Network Security
5 2 (3.17%) Node B
5 2 (3.17%) OSPF
5 2 (3.17%) RNC
5 2 (3.17%) SDH
5 2 (3.17%) SONET
5 2 (3.17%) VPLS
5 2 (3.17%) VRRP
5 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (36.51%) Cucumber
2 16 (25.40%) Selenium
3 14 (22.22%) Calabash
4 12 (19.05%) JIRA
4 12 (19.05%) SoapUI
5 10 (15.87%) TeamCity
6 9 (14.29%) Appium
6 9 (14.29%) Capybara
7 8 (12.70%) SpecFlow
8 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 6 (9.52%) JUnit
10 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
10 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
11 4 (6.35%) JBehave
11 4 (6.35%) TestNG
12 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (3.17%) JMeter
12 2 (3.17%) LabVIEW
13 1 (1.59%) Ant
13 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 9 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.52%) Electronics
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Military
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.76%) REST
3 2 (3.17%) Java EE
4 1 (1.59%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.59%) Behat
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.59%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Android
2 11 (17.46%) Apple iOS
3 10 (15.87%) Windows
4 7 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Unix
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (31.75%) API Testing
4 17 (26.98%) BDD
5 11 (17.46%) TDD
6 10 (15.87%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.11%) ATDD
9 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
9 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 6 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
11 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
11 5 (7.94%) Digital Signal Processing
11 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
11 5 (7.94%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) Python
2 21 (33.33%) Ruby
3 17 (26.98%) C#
4 14 (22.22%) Java
5 11 (17.46%) Perl
5 11 (17.46%) SQL
6 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.70%) C
8 6 (9.52%) C++
9 5 (7.94%) Tcl
10 1 (1.59%) PHP
10 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
1 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.94%) ISEB
3 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.59%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (36.51%) QA
2 14 (22.22%) SDET
3 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.17%) GDPR
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Xamarin
3 4 (6.35%) Serena
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.17%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.17%) Huawei
4 2 (3.17%) Juniper
4 2 (3.17%) NetApp
4 2 (3.17%) Nokia
4 2 (3.17%) Siemens
4 2 (3.17%) Tellabs
5 1 (1.59%) BMC
5 1 (1.59%) BT
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Samsung
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago