Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 143 109
Rank change year-on-year +55 -34 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.99% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.04% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 13
North East median daily rate £475 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% +10.57% -15.17%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £267
90th Percentile £588 £462 £342
England median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1150 2497 1900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 91.73% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1699 1178
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £243
90th Percentile £550 £524 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 126 121
North East median hourly rate £17.48 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.04% +51.43% +14.75%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.28 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.87 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in the North East

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +44 12 £475 +39.71% 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 North East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
3 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) WCAG
4 6 (50.00%) Scala
4 6 (50.00%) RSpec
4 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (50.00%) Web Operations
4 6 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (50.00%) Ruby
4 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) JUnit
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (50.00%) Games
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) SFIA
5 5 (41.67%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 6 (50.00%) JUnit
2 6 (50.00%) RSpec
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (41.67%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (25.00%) Burp Suite
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (25.00%) JMeter
4 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (50.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) BDD
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) Web Operations
4 6 (50.00%) Web Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (41.67%) SFIA
6 4 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (25.00%) Coaching
7 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Ruby
1 6 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) WCAG
2 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nessus