Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £311 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 17 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 122 151
Rank change year-on-year +29 +29 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 63 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.77% 1.10% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.19% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 27
Hampshire median daily rate £311 £275 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% -23.18% +17.38%
10th Percentile £256 £210 £258
90th Percentile £456 £340 £475
South East median daily rate £328 £345 £353
% change year-on-year -5.07% -2.13% +23.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
Hampshire median hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £41.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.00% -39.54% +32.32%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £20.97
90th Percentile £49.34 £30.20 £54.81
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +72.00% -37.50% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3395 3602 4268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 92.48% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2020 2237 2602
Hampshire median daily rate £399 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.90% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 251 283
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +28.21% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Engineer in Hampshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Basingstoke -14 16 £295 +7.27%
Hook - 10 £300 -
Portsmouth - 8 £400 -
Southampton +5 5 £275 -8.33% 1
Andover - 5 £413 - 1
Farnborough +7 2 £350 -
Fareham -2 2 - - 1
Havant - 1 £400 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (53.97%) Test Automation
2 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (31.75%) HP
4 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
5 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
6 14 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 14 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 14 (22.22%) Oracle
6 14 (22.22%) Windows
6 14 (22.22%) Selenium
7 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
7 13 (20.63%) Java
7 13 (20.63%) SQL
8 12 (19.05%) Linux
8 12 (19.05%) ISEB
8 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (17.46%) Degree
10 10 (15.87%) LTE
11 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 9 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
11 9 (14.29%) QA
11 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 9 (14.29%) Scrum
11 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
11 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.70%) Ant
12 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
12 8 (12.70%) Software Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.59%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) SaaS
3 2 (3.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) LTE
2 7 (11.11%) PuTTY
2 7 (11.11%) WinSCP
3 4 (6.35%) 4G
3 4 (6.35%) HTTP
4 2 (3.17%) DHCP
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.17%) LAN
4 2 (3.17%) NAS
4 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.17%) VPN
4 2 (3.17%) WAN
4 2 (3.17%) Wireless
5 1 (1.59%) 2G
5 1 (1.59%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.59%) GSM
5 1 (1.59%) NFC
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.17%) HBase
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Selenium
1 14 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 9 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 8 (12.70%) Ant
4 7 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 7 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 7 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 7 (11.11%) TestNG
5 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.76%) GDB
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.17%) LabVIEW
8 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.59%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.59%) VectorCAST
General
1 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.35%) Back Office
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.17%) Billing
5 2 (3.17%) Finance
5 2 (3.17%) Military
6 1 (1.59%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
4 2 (3.17%) Kafka
4 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.17%) RESTful
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
4 2 (3.17%) XML
5 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.35%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Handset
4 1 (1.59%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.76%) Android
5 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) Test Automation
2 16 (25.40%) Test Scripting
3 14 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Scrum
5 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
6 8 (12.70%) Test Planning
7 7 (11.11%) BDD
7 7 (11.11%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (11.11%) Validation
8 6 (9.52%) API Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (9.52%) TDD
8 6 (9.52%) Test Management
9 5 (7.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) Java
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) F#
3 5 (7.94%) C++
4 4 (6.35%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.76%) C
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) Ada
7 1 (1.59%) Korn
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.05%) ISEB
3 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (17.46%) Degree
5 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
6 5 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (7.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.17%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) vSphere
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) HDFS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) Netcool
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) HP
2 14 (22.22%) Oracle
3 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.11%) Motorola
4 7 (11.11%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.35%) Software AG
6 4 (6.35%) webMethods
7 2 (3.17%) Dell
7 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 2 (3.17%) Juniper
7 2 (3.17%) Remedy
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.59%) EMC
8 1 (1.59%) Green Hills
8 1 (1.59%) Keysight
8 1 (1.59%) Tableau
8 1 (1.59%) Wind River