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 24 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 182 203 199
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 25 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 15
Average daily rate
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£361 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.39% -4.37%
Test Engineer
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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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
3 13 (32.50%) BDD
4 12 (30.00%) Selenium
5 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.50%) JIRA
9 7 (17.50%) QA
10 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
10 6 (15.00%) Ruby
10 6 (15.00%) C#
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
11 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 5 (12.50%) .NET
11 5 (12.50%) Web Services
11 5 (12.50%) TDD
11 5 (12.50%) Kanban
11 5 (12.50%) Android
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) RESTful
11 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
11 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
12 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) BASE24
2 1 (2.50%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.50%) IPv6
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) BGP
3 1 (2.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Cucumber
2 12 (30.00%) Selenium
3 7 (17.50%) JIRA
4 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 4 (10.00%) JUnit
6 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (7.50%) Maven
7 3 (7.50%) Calabash
8 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (5.00%) Mockito
8 2 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
8 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
8 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.00%) Gradle
8 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.50%) Robotium
9 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
1 5 (12.50%) RESTful
2 4 (10.00%) REST
2 4 (10.00%) JSON
2 4 (10.00%) XML
3 3 (7.50%) Spring
3 3 (7.50%) jQuery
4 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) New Media
3 2 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.50%) Online Games
4 1 (2.50%) Open Source
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Android
1 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) BDD
3 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (12.50%) Kanban
8 5 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
10 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.50%) ETL
10 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (15.00%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) Ruby
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) Groovy
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Delphi
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) F5
3 1 (2.50%) Comverse
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
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