The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 28 April 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 46 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.54% 1.71% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.76% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £475 £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £298
% change year-on-year -0.73% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 354 454 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.20% 97.22% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 227 268
Median daily rate £375 £371 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -7.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £526 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 33 31
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Gloucestershire

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Linux
1 9 (69.23%) Scrum
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Manual Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) System Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) V-Model
2 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) SDLC
2 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (53.85%) Validation
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Python
2 7 (53.85%) C
2 7 (53.85%) Perl

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (15.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Manual Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) Automation Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
2 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) SDLC
2 7 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 7 (53.85%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) System Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Validation
2 7 (53.85%) V-Model
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
1 7 (53.85%) Perl
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Scala
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) HNC
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft