Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 91 105
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.94% 0.57% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.58% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Wales median daily rate £345 £425 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +72.59% -12.44%
10th Percentile £231 £354 £215
90th Percentile £410 £475 £296
UK median daily rate £370 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -7.33% +15.38% +4.00%

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 1235 1211 1571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.33% 97.98% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 787 1008
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £185
90th Percentile £538 £524 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 84 87
Wales median hourly rate £21.25 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.34% +12.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.13 £9.90
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.05 £22.70
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
South Wales +16 12 £345 -18.82% 1
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (83.33%) QA
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (50.00%) IBM
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) UML
6 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
6 5 (41.67%) Selenium
6 5 (41.67%) Use Case
6 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (33.33%) SDLC
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Subversion
7 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (25.00%) Project Management
8 3 (25.00%) MySQL
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) Test Management
8 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (25.00%) Product Management
8 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (16.67%) SQL
10 1 (8.33%) .NET
10 1 (8.33%) Java

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
1 5 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Kafka
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) UML
4 5 (41.67%) Use Case
5 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
5 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Product Management
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 13485
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft