The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 188 202 205
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £277 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
London

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 15 (38.46%) BDD
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) Selenium
3 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 12 (30.77%) TDD
4 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 11 (28.21%) C#
6 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (20.51%) Scrum
7 8 (20.51%) JIRA
7 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) Web Services
8 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
9 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (15.38%) Android
9 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
9 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (12.82%) ISEB
10 5 (12.82%) Windows
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Degree
10 5 (12.82%) RESTful
10 5 (12.82%) Calabash
11 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
11 4 (10.26%) REST
11 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
11 4 (10.26%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
1 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.51%) JIRA
3 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (12.82%) Calabash
6 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.69%) JBehave
7 3 (7.69%) Hudson
7 3 (7.69%) Robotium
8 2 (5.13%) QUnit
8 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
8 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
8 2 (5.13%) Fiddler
8 2 (5.13%) JUnit
8 2 (5.13%) JMeter
8 2 (5.13%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Games
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 5 (12.82%) RESTful
3 4 (10.26%) REST
3 4 (10.26%) XML
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.13%) HTML5
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
6 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.56%) D3.js
6 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.56%) J2EE
6 1 (2.56%) Spring
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Tandem
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Streaming Video
2 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.13%) Video on Demand
2 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.13%) New Media
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Android
1 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (5.13%) UNIX
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) BDD
2 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) Scrum
4 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) SOA
6 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.69%) System Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Test Management
8 2 (5.13%) Analytics
8 2 (5.13%) User Stories
8 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) SQL
4 4 (10.26%) Ruby
5 3 (7.69%) Groovy
5 3 (7.69%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) C++
6 2 (5.13%) C
6 2 (5.13%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) XQuery
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) XPath
7 1 (2.56%) Delphi
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.56%) Comverse
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
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