Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 56 67
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.58% 2.41% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 2.54% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 9
Gloucestershire median daily rate £475 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +45.16% +10.22%
10th Percentile £438 £345 £249
90th Percentile £513 £539 £438
South West median daily rate £365 £400 £310
% change year-on-year -8.75% +29.03% +7.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £28.88 £41.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £60.63 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +4.58% +2.00%

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 664 904 912
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.93% 94.56% 96.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 477 561
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £382 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.83% -4.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £229 £213
90th Percentile £513 £575 £509
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 57
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +1.23% +60.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.60
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +10.29% +60.00% +11.84%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -6 1 - - 1
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) V-Model
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Borland
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