The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 89 96
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 37 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.11% 1.17% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.24% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 17
Median daily rate £310 £220 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -23.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £276 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.57% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -35.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £42.60 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

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 1675 1851 2047
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 95.33% 94.29% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1162 1290
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 100 150
Median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +56.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +1 16 £269 - 3
Portsmouth +3 5 - -
Southampton +7 3 £295 -1.66% 1
Hook - 3 £295 -
Andover - 1 £370 -
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
3 17 (24.64%) Telecoms
4 16 (23.19%) HP
5 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.84%) LTE
6 12 (17.39%) SQL
7 11 (15.94%) Bluetooth
7 11 (15.94%) WLAN
7 11 (15.94%) ISEB
7 11 (15.94%) NFC
8 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Windows
9 9 (13.04%) Validation
9 9 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (11.59%) Test Planning
10 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
10 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.59%) 3G
11 7 (10.14%) Wireless
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle
11 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
11 7 (10.14%) Degree
11 7 (10.14%) Electronics
11 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Selenium
12 6 (8.70%) Test Management

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 (1.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) LabWindows
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) LTE
2 11 (15.94%) Bluetooth
2 11 (15.94%) NFC
2 11 (15.94%) WLAN
3 8 (11.59%) 3G
4 7 (10.14%) Wireless
5 5 (7.25%) 2G
5 5 (7.25%) 4G
5 5 (7.25%) 5G
6 4 (5.80%) WAN
7 3 (4.35%) 3GPP
7 3 (4.35%) DHCP
7 3 (4.35%) DNS
7 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.35%) HTTP
7 3 (4.35%) LAN
7 3 (4.35%) NAS
7 3 (4.35%) RFID
7 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) SoapUI
2 6 (8.70%) Selenium
3 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.90%) JIRA
4 2 (2.90%) LabVIEW
4 2 (2.90%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.45%) Ant
5 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.45%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.45%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.45%) TestNG
5 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 17 (24.64%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Electronics
3 4 (5.80%) Back Office
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.45%) Automotive
6 1 (1.45%) Finance
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) RESTful
2 1 (1.45%) SOAP
2 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.90%) Smartcard
3 2 (2.90%) STB
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
4 1 (1.45%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
2 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
3 10 (14.49%) Regression Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Validation
5 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
5 8 (11.59%) Test Planning
6 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Test Management
8 5 (7.25%) BDD
8 5 (7.25%) CRM
8 5 (7.25%) Scrum
8 5 (7.25%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (7.25%) System Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Functional Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.80%) SDLC
9 4 (5.80%) TDD
10 3 (4.35%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) C#
3 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) F#
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.94%) ISEB
4 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.14%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
6 5 (7.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.90%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) Netcool
2 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) HP
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) Juniper
4 4 (5.80%) VMware
5 3 (4.35%) Dell
5 3 (4.35%) Remedy
6 2 (2.90%) EMC
6 2 (2.90%) Motorola
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
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Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday