The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 150 151 174
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.23% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.24% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 25
Median daily rate £475 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £414 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
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
3021 3289 5467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.58% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2398 2613 4193
Median daily rate £490 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 103
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 9 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 City of London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (66.67%) QA
2 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (58.33%) Selenium
4 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
4 13 (54.17%) Java
5 11 (45.83%) TDD
5 11 (45.83%) BDD
6 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 9 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
7 8 (33.33%) Node.js
7 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
8 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (29.17%) Jetty
8 7 (29.17%) Pair Programming
9 6 (25.00%) C#
10 5 (20.83%) Scala
10 5 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (20.83%) Kafka
10 5 (20.83%) Banking
11 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (16.67%) Scrum
11 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
12 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
12 3 (12.50%) Appium
12 3 (12.50%) HTML
12 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (29.17%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 7 (29.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (12.50%) Appium
5 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (8.33%) Calabash
6 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.33%) IntelliJ
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
6 2 (8.33%) TestNG
7 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
7 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.17%) Hudson
7 1 (4.17%) JBehave
7 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
7 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.17%) Maven
7 1 (4.17%) Xcode
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 8 (33.33%) Node.js
2 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (20.83%) Kafka
4 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (8.33%) HTML5
5 2 (8.33%) REST
6 1 (4.17%) .NET
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) RESTful
6 1 (4.17%) SOAP
6 1 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (4.17%) XHTML
6 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.17%) IPTV
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) STB
3 1 (4.17%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 11 (45.83%) BDD
3 11 (45.83%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Pair Programming
6 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.33%) API Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Aruba
1 1 (4.17%) Juniper
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