The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 130 188 182
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 24 8 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.15% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.15% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 26
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £414 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Test Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3314 5255 5909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.58% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3991 4312
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £30.00 £33.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the City of London region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the City of London region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) QA
3 12 (44.44%) Selenium
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
4 11 (40.74%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) Pair Programming
6 8 (29.63%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) ISEB
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
7 6 (22.22%) Android
7 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
8 5 (18.52%) Node.js
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (18.52%) Jetty
8 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) Jetty
1 5 (18.52%) Node.js
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 2 (7.41%) HPCC
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
2 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
3 3 (11.11%) Appium
3 3 (11.11%) Robotium
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Xcode
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) Capybara
5 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 4 (14.81%) XML
5 3 (11.11%) Kafka
6 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 2 (7.41%) REST
6 2 (7.41%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) IVR
3 2 (7.41%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Android
1 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) TDD
3 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
4 10 (37.04%) Pair Programming
5 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.11%) SDLC
8 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (7.41%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) SOA
9 2 (7.41%) Test Management
9 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) Scala
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISEB
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
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