Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Hardware Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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.

Hardware Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 862 848 865
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Hardware Test Engineer 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £363 £260 £275
90th Percentile £388 £340 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £39.13 £40.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £40.75 -
% change year-on-year -3.98% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

Hardware Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hardware Test Engineer in the UK

Hardware Test Engineer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hardware Test Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
UK excluding London +11 6 £375 +25.00% 5
England -19 6 £375 +25.00% 3
East of England - 5 £375 - 1
South East -20 1 - -

Hardware Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Hardware 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 featuring Hardware Test Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Python
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
1 4 (66.67%) Verilog
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (16.67%) RS-232

Hardware Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) RS-232
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (66.67%) Verilog
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) EMC