Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough during the 6 months to 24 November 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
Hampshire > Farnborough
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 1.67% 1.32% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.44% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Farnborough median daily rate £350 - £325
10th Percentile £309 - £313
90th Percentile £401 - £338
Hampshire median daily rate £311 £275 £363
% change year-on-year +13.18% -24.14% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Farnborough median hourly rate - - £60.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £41.35
% change year-on-year +72.00% -39.54% +18.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough. 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
Farnborough
Contract vacancies in Farnborough with a recognized job title 113 139 201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.17% 91.45% 97.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 124
Farnborough median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £285 £275
90th Percentile £560 £538 £488
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 20
Farnborough median hourly rate £17.50 £33.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +121.67% -60.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £37.50 £59.31 £61.11
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +25.00% +14.29%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Farnborough

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Farnborough

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Farnborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Farnborough

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Farnborough region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (50.00%) HBase
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kafka
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) HDFS
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Kafka
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) HDFS