Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 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.

Test Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 96 108
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.55% 0.57% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.59% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Wales median daily rate £350 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -2.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £328
90th Percentile £488 £445 £414
UK median daily rate £425 £385 £355
% change year-on-year +10.39% +8.37% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +15.11% -10.32% +29.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,233 1,366 1,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 97.16% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 946 983
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 89 79
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £58.00 £47.06
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 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
South Wales +15 18 £325 -12.16% 4
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (75.00%) VLAN
2 15 (75.00%) Test Management
2 15 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) HP
2 15 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 15 (75.00%) Defect Management
3 13 (65.00%) Project Management
3 13 (65.00%) RUP
3 13 (65.00%) PRINCE2
3 13 (65.00%) Unified Process
3 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (55.00%) ISEB
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) Oracle
5 9 (45.00%) Romanian Language
6 7 (35.00%) SCCM
6 7 (35.00%) SCOM
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) vSphere
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server

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 7 (35.00%) IIS
1 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) VLAN
2 7 (35.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Capybara
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) JMeter
1 2 (10.00%) JUnit
1 2 (10.00%) Mockito
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (45.00%) Romanian Language
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
1 2 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 15 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 15 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 15 (75.00%) Test Management
2 15 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (65.00%) PRINCE2
3 13 (65.00%) Project Management
3 13 (65.00%) RUP
3 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
3 13 (65.00%) Unified Process
4 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (25.00%) Network Management
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ATDD
7 2 (10.00%) Microservices
7 2 (10.00%) Open Source
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISEB
1 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (35.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 7 (35.00%) SCOM
3 6 (30.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) HP
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) BMC