Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 25 July 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 134 77
Rank change year-on-year +61 -57 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.07% 0.67% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 0.74% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 6
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £320 £308 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% -1.20% -15.59%
10th Percentile £310 £276 £249
90th Percentile £373 £338 £335
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £320 £308 £311
% change year-on-year +4.07% -1.20% -15.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 824 1891 1093
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 94.93% 90.35% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 1255 691
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £375 £321 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -14.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £242 £220 £220
90th Percentile £530 £500 £538
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 91 87
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +107.41% -16.04%
10th Percentile £9.89 £13.00 £9.80
90th Percentile £40.80 £35.25 £26.75
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £24.75 £27.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +100.00% -11.48%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
1 16 (88.89%) Test Automation
1 16 (88.89%) RSpec
1 16 (88.89%) WebDriver
1 16 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 11 (61.11%) Scala
2 11 (61.11%) WCAG
2 11 (61.11%) Web Testing
2 11 (61.11%) JUnit
2 11 (61.11%) Games
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) Ruby
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 8 (44.44%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) User Stories
5 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (27.78%) JSON
6 5 (27.78%) ERP
6 5 (27.78%) Internet
6 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) BrowserStack
1 5 (27.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Internet
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Jenkins
1 16 (88.89%) RSpec
1 16 (88.89%) Selenium
1 16 (88.89%) WebDriver
2 11 (61.11%) Cucumber
2 11 (61.11%) JUnit
3 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Gatling
General
1 11 (61.11%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) Web Testing
3 10 (55.56%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 6 (33.33%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (27.78%) ERP
5 5 (27.78%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Ruby
1 11 (61.11%) Scala
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) WCAG
2 8 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker