The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 April 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 67 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.89% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £345 £450 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +95.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -0.73% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 647 640 745
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.28% 98.01% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 418 443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 42
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £17.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Wales

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Wales

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Wales

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +14 6 £345 -23.33% 3
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Wales region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) MySQL
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Product Management
5 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (28.57%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Publishing
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MySQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Product Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
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