The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 3 months to 23 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 48 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.05% 2.06% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 2.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £265 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.69% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -0.73% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
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 Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 631 645 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 94.74% 94.99% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 433 446
Median daily rate £413 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.62% -8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £16.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +62.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.85 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Wiltshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Swindon -2 5 £265 -24.28% 1
Test Engineer
South West

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

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

1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 6 (50.00%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) Def Stans
5 2 (16.67%) DO-178B
5 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) IEC 61508
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Ant
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) PMP
6 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) BDD
1 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) Def Stans
2 2 (16.67%) DO-178B
2 2 (16.67%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco