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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 181 219 204
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 19 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -3.33%
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 16 (42.11%) BDD
2 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 12 (31.58%) Selenium
5 10 (26.32%) TDD
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
6 9 (23.68%) C#
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.79%) Android
9 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.79%) Web Services
9 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
10 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
10 5 (13.16%) Calabash
10 5 (13.16%) .NET
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 5 (13.16%) RESTful
10 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.16%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
11 4 (10.53%) QA
11 4 (10.53%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.63%) Node.js
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 12 (31.58%) Selenium
3 8 (21.05%) JIRA
4 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.16%) Calabash
5 5 (13.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.89%) Robotium
6 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.26%) JBehave
7 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
7 2 (5.26%) JMeter
7 2 (5.26%) JUnit
7 2 (5.26%) Hudson
7 2 (5.26%) Zephyr
7 2 (5.26%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.63%) CodeNarc
8 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) RESTful
3 3 (7.89%) REST
3 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Java EE
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) New Media
2 2 (5.26%) Streaming Video
2 2 (5.26%) Tandem
2 2 (5.26%) Video on Demand
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
1 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) BDD
2 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) TDD
4 9 (23.68%) Scrum
5 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) SOA
8 3 (7.89%) ETL
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) C#
3 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) Ruby
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Groovy
6 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Delphi
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Comverse
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
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