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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 162 190 181
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 16
Median daily rate £463 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £278 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £11.00
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
3293 5137 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.09% 95.15% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2633 4010 4012
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) TDD
3 16 (43.24%) Selenium
3 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
3 16 (43.24%) Java
4 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
4 15 (40.54%) BDD
4 15 (40.54%) QA
5 13 (35.14%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
7 9 (24.32%) Pair Programming
7 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
8 8 (21.62%) C#
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
9 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
9 7 (18.92%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (18.92%) Android
10 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) .NET
10 6 (16.22%) ISEB
11 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Appium
12 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.81%) Node.js
12 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
12 4 (10.81%) QA Automation

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 4 (10.81%) 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
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) HPCC
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) Cucumber
3 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
4 5 (13.51%) 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%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
6 2 (5.41%) JUnit
6 2 (5.41%) TestNG
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.70%) Calabash
7 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.70%) LabVIEW
7 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (16.22%) 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%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (16.22%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.81%) Node.js
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.41%) Kafka
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) Middleware
6 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) IVR
3 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (5.41%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
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%) Mobile Banking
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 7 (18.92%) Android
1 7 (18.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) TDD
3 16 (43.24%) Test Automation
4 15 (40.54%) BDD
5 13 (35.14%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Pair Programming
7 7 (18.92%) Scrum
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.81%) QA Automation
10 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.11%) Kanban
12 2 (5.41%) ATDD
12 2 (5.41%) Build Automation
12 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
12 2 (5.41%) Test Planning
12 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 8 (21.62%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Python
5 3 (8.11%) Scala
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
1 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Aruba
3 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.70%) Huawei
3 1 (2.70%) Juniper
3 1 (2.70%) Nokia
3 1 (2.70%) Virgin Media
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
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