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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 178 185 198
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £478 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
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
5100 5516 5982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.69% 92.41% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3901 4140 4411
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 76 140
Average hourly rate £19.72 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £45.25 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 3 June 2015, 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 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Selenium
3 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) Python
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.29%) MPLS
8 4 (14.29%) BGP
8 4 (14.29%) Internet
8 4 (14.29%) Broadband
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco
8 4 (14.29%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 4 (14.29%) C#
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (14.29%) QA
8 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.29%) Ruby
8 4 (14.29%) F5
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Broadband
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
1 4 (14.29%) MPLS
1 4 (14.29%) BGP
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (7.14%) IOS XR
2 2 (7.14%) IPv6
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) IPv4
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) PPP
3 1 (3.57%) L2TP
3 1 (3.57%) VDSL
3 1 (3.57%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
3 8 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.14%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (7.14%) MSTest
5 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) WATIR
6 1 (3.57%) JUnit
6 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.57%) Rational Robot
6 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.57%) RSpec
6 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Publishing
1 1 (3.57%) Games
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) REST
2 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Spring
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) IPTV
1 2 (7.14%) Video on Demand
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 8 (28.57%) BDD
3 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Release Management
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) User Stories
7 2 (7.14%) DRM
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 2 (7.14%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 4 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
6 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco
1 4 (14.29%) F5
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £196.23 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago