The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 51 77 62
Rank change year-on-year +26 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.79% 0.40% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.43% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Median daily rate £293 £550 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.81% +76.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £550 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £550 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year +2.94% +8.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +8.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 628 929 935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.87% 92.07% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 505 511
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Reading

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Reading region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) VoLTE
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (18.75%) API Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) EAI
4 3 (18.75%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Java EE
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) JSON
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (12.50%) JBoss

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) VoLTE
2 3 (18.75%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (12.50%) 3G
3 2 (12.50%) 4G
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (6.25%) RANAP
4 1 (6.25%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) REST
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Java EE
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) API Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
2 3 (18.75%) EAI
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 2 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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