Period
to 4 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Fareham during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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
Hampshire > Fareham
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 - +35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 3 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Fareham 3.27% 1.05% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £346
% change year-on-year - +15.52% +25.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fareham. 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
Fareham
Contract vacancies in Fareham with a recognized job title 144 260 225
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 90.91% 85.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 193 162
Median daily rate £425 £463 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.41% -0.61%
10th Percentile £176 £168 £165
90th Percentile £550 £625 £531
Hampshire median daily rate £446 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +1.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 21
Median hourly rate £11.75 £11.75 £11.75
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £30.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate £34.50 £24.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.50% +24.55% -2.44%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Fareham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Fareham

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fareham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Fareham.

Daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Fareham

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fareham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Engineer in Fareham.

Hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Fareham

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Fareham region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Unix

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fareham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) TMMi
3 1 (20.00%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow