The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
South West / Somerset
Rank - 30 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset - 2.64% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £39.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 201 262 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.63% 98.87% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 138 213
Median daily rate £350 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 23
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +141.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Somerset

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 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 Somerset region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft