Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 6 months to 23 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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 17 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 3.40% 2.15% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.60% 2.27% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Stevenage median daily rate - - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £360 £370
% change year-on-year +25.00% -2.70% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Stevenage median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -
10th Percentile £43.50 £44.00 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.00 £41.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -13.07% +7.32% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract vacancies in Stevenage with a recognized job title 139 88 153
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 94.62% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 60
Stevenage median daily rate £325 £275 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -32.52% +48.18%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £120
90th Percentile £404 £462 £569
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 26
Stevenage median hourly rate £25.00 £44.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +111.88% +40.02%
10th Percentile £10.66 £8.25 £9.78
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £40.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Stevenage

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Stevenage

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 23 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 Stevenage region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Serena
1 5 (100.00%) LabWindows
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 5 (100.00%) RS-422
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) RIA

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

Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) RS-422
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Serena