The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 3 months to 23 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
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich - - 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £298
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85 184 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 94.44% 95.83% 97.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 106 116
Median daily rate £400 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Ipswich

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 23 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 Ipswich region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) SDH
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) VRRP
1 1 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Multicast
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Tellabs

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Broadband
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) IPv4
1 1 (100.00%) IPv6
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Multicast
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) SDH
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) VPLS
1 1 (100.00%) VRRP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Huawei
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Tellabs