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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 180 208 197
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 14
Average daily rate
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£349 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.05% +10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £303 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -1.47%
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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
5598 6659 6481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.93% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 4859 4739
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 127 155
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Java
3 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 14 (33.33%) BDD
4 12 (28.57%) Selenium
5 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 9 (21.43%) Scrum
7 8 (19.05%) SQL
8 7 (16.67%) Ruby
8 7 (16.67%) QA
8 7 (16.67%) JIRA
8 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Android
9 6 (14.29%) TDD
9 6 (14.29%) C#
9 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
9 6 (14.29%) RESTful
9 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
9 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
10 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.90%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) .NET
10 5 (11.90%) Web Services
10 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Kanban
10 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.52%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) BASE24
2 1 (2.38%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.38%) IPv6
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) MPLS
3 1 (2.38%) BGP
3 1 (2.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 12 (28.57%) Selenium
3 7 (16.67%) JIRA
4 6 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 6 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.52%) JUnit
6 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (7.14%) Maven
6 3 (7.14%) Calabash
7 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (4.76%) Mockito
7 2 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
7 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.76%) Gradle
7 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.38%) Robotium
8 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Automotive
2 2 (4.76%) Advertising
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) RESTful
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) JSON
4 3 (7.14%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) Spring
5 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.38%) Java EE
6 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) New Media
3 2 (4.76%) Tandem
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Online Games
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Android
1 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (33.33%) BDD
3 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) Scrum
5 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 6 (14.29%) TDD
7 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Kanban
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.14%) ETL
9 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Ruby
4 6 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.52%) Python
6 3 (7.14%) Groovy
7 2 (4.76%) Scala
7 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Delphi
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) F5
3 1 (2.38%) Comverse
3 1 (2.38%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco
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