The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 26 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.08% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate - - -
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £488 £275
% change year-on-year -23.07% +77.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +50.68% +4.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 107 176 171
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.69% 94.62% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 349 665
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £338 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -13.46%  
10th Percentile £238 £150 £219
90th Percentile £428 £495 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 56
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -25.00%  
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.41 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £36.50 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Staffordshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Staffordshire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Staffordshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA