Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 115 92
Rank change year-on-year +43 -23 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 18 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.05% 1.62% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.75% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 11
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £475 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% +10.57% -13.15%
10th Percentile £418 £300 £263
90th Percentile £623 £462 £375
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £475 £340 £308
% change year-on-year +39.71% +10.57% -13.15%
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 838 1,768 1,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 92.57% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 1,301 840
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +9.21%
10th Percentile £254 £261 £260
90th Percentile £575 £525 £600
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £370 £410
% change year-on-year +8.11% -9.76% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 60 61
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £16.30 £26.54 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.58% +16.14% +42.10%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.61 £38.88 £36.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.75 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.34% +32.50% +24.69%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 18 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (100.00%) BDD
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) WCAG
3 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
4 12 (66.67%) Test Management
4 12 (66.67%) DevOps
4 12 (66.67%) SFIA
4 12 (66.67%) Web Operations
4 12 (66.67%) JIRA
4 12 (66.67%) ITIL
4 12 (66.67%) Service Management
5 9 (50.00%) OWASP
5 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (50.00%) HP UFT
5 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
5 9 (50.00%) TDD
5 9 (50.00%) Nessus
5 9 (50.00%) JMeter
5 9 (50.00%) SDLC
5 9 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 9 (50.00%) Coaching
5 9 (50.00%) Microservices
5 9 (50.00%) Burp Suite
5 9 (50.00%) REST
5 9 (50.00%) Confluence
5 9 (50.00%) Slack
6 6 (33.33%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) Selenium

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 9 (50.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (66.67%) JIRA
3 9 (50.00%) Burp Suite
3 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 9 (50.00%) JMeter
3 9 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (27.78%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) JUnit
5 4 (22.22%) RSpec
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Sahi
6 1 (5.56%) WATIR
General
1 4 (22.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) BDD
1 18 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) DevOps
3 12 (66.67%) ITIL
3 12 (66.67%) Service Management
3 12 (66.67%) SFIA
3 12 (66.67%) Test Management
3 12 (66.67%) Web Operations
4 9 (50.00%) Coaching
4 9 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 9 (50.00%) Microservices
4 9 (50.00%) OWASP
4 9 (50.00%) SDLC
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 4 (22.22%) Open Source
6 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) Ruby
1 4 (22.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (72.22%) WCAG
2 6 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Nessus