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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 141 188 189
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 20 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 16
Median daily rate £425 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £293 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
3203 5522 5503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.87% 94.67% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2595 4262 4090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 96 71
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) TDD
3 16 (43.24%) Selenium
4 15 (40.54%) BDD
5 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
5 14 (37.84%) QA
5 14 (37.84%) Java
6 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
7 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
8 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Pair Programming
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
10 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
11 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
11 7 (18.92%) .NET
11 7 (18.92%) C#
11 7 (18.92%) ISEB
11 7 (18.92%) Finance
12 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
12 6 (16.22%) Android
12 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
13 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
13 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (13.51%) Node.js
13 5 (13.51%) Jetty
13 5 (13.51%) Scrum
13 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
14 4 (10.81%) XML

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 5 (13.51%) Jetty
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 2 (5.41%) HPCC
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 13 (35.14%) Cucumber
3 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.81%) Appium
5 3 (8.11%) Robotium
5 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.11%) Xcode
6 2 (5.41%) Capybara
6 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) JIRA
7 1 (2.70%) Ranorex
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Advertising
3 3 (8.11%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (18.92%) .NET
3 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.51%) Node.js
4 4 (10.81%) XML
5 3 (8.11%) Kafka
5 3 (8.11%) SOAP
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) Middleware
6 2 (5.41%) REST
6 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) IVR
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.41%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) IPTV
4 1 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.70%) STB
4 1 (2.70%) Swaptions
4 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Android
1 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) TDD
3 15 (40.54%) BDD
4 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Pair Programming
6 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.11%) Kanban
9 3 (8.11%) SDLC
9 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.41%) API Testing
10 2 (5.41%) ATDD
10 2 (5.41%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (5.41%) QA Automation
10 2 (5.41%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 4 (10.81%) Scala
5 3 (8.11%) Perl
5 3 (8.11%) Python
6 2 (5.41%) C
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Aruba
4 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.70%) Huawei
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
4 1 (2.70%) Nokia
4 1 (2.70%) Virgin Media