The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 97 97
Rank change year-on-year +18 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 34 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.80% 1.30% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.36% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 13
Median daily rate £275 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £228 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £448 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.30 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.50 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -22.58% +4.72%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1766 2125 2009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.29% 95.46% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 1418 1143
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 90 127
Median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +11 13 - - 2
Portsmouth - 4 - - 1
Southampton +6 3 £289 - 3
Farnborough - 3 - -
Fareham -6 2 £319 - 3
Winchester 0 1 £260 +4.00%
Havant - 1 - -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (24.00%) Bluetooth
1 12 (24.00%) WLAN
1 12 (24.00%) NFC
2 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) LTE
4 7 (14.00%) RFID
5 6 (12.00%) 3G
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 6 (12.00%) Smart Meter
5 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) System Testing
6 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) Degree
6 5 (10.00%) JIRA
6 5 (10.00%) Python
6 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (10.00%) Electronics
7 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (8.00%) Wireless
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (8.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Windows
7 4 (8.00%) Linux
7 4 (8.00%) Selenium
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.00%) 5G
8 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team

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 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Bluetooth
1 12 (24.00%) NFC
1 12 (24.00%) WLAN
2 9 (18.00%) LTE
3 7 (14.00%) RFID
4 6 (12.00%) 3G
5 4 (8.00%) Wireless
6 3 (6.00%) 2G
6 3 (6.00%) 3GPP
6 3 (6.00%) 4G
6 3 (6.00%) 5G
6 3 (6.00%) DHCP
6 3 (6.00%) DNS
6 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.00%) HTTP
6 3 (6.00%) LAN
6 3 (6.00%) NAS
6 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.00%) VPN
6 3 (6.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Selenium
3 3 (6.00%) Robot Framework
4 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (10.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Smart Meter
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (4.00%) STB
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.00%) Infotainment
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.00%) System Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Validation
6 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.00%) Information Security
6 3 (6.00%) Release Management
6 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (4.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (4.00%) SDLC
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) Python
3 3 (6.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) Scala
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) HNC
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Dell
1 3 (6.00%) HP
1 3 (6.00%) Juniper
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
1 3 (6.00%) VMware
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Telelogic
3 1 (2.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.00%) F5