Period
to 22 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 70 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.26% 1.72% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.79% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 23
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £413 £389 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -18.11% +35.71%
10th Percentile £344 £289 £425
90th Percentile £447 £561 £588
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £389 £475
% change year-on-year +6.04% -18.11% +37.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 665 894 914
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 96.13% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 661 665
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £280 £257
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 38
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -12.28% -36.67%
10th Percentile £11.56 £9.01 £9.58
90th Percentile £54.30 £45.90 £42.49
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £15.49 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.43% +10.64% -37.78%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Gatling
4 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Microservices
4 4 (44.44%) API Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Java
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Node.js
5 3 (33.33%) REST
5 3 (33.33%) Scala
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) Kotlin
5 3 (33.33%) Confluence
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) BrowserStack
1 2 (22.22%) Slack
2 1 (11.11%) AWS
2 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 5 (55.56%) Gatling
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Burp Suite
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
4 2 (22.22%) Jasmine
4 2 (22.22%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
1 3 (33.33%) REST
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) API Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Microservices
3 4 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) Kotlin
3 3 (33.33%) Scala
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
1 2 (22.22%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft