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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 178 211 191
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £309 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Test Engineer
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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
5425 6640 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.53% 92.34% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 4839 5227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £27.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 September 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 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) BDD
3 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 10 (27.78%) JIRA
5 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.00%) Selenium
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (22.22%) SQL
8 7 (19.44%) TDD
8 7 (19.44%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) C#
10 5 (13.89%) .NET
10 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
10 5 (13.89%) Web Services
10 5 (13.89%) XML
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
10 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
10 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Ruby
11 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Android
11 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 4 (11.11%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (2.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
1 2 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 10 (27.78%) JIRA
3 9 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (11.11%) Calabash
4 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) Robotium
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
5 3 (8.33%) JBehave
6 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
6 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.56%) JMeter
6 2 (5.56%) ClearCase
6 2 (5.56%) Gradle
6 2 (5.56%) Mockito
6 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
6 2 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
1 5 (13.89%) XML
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) Spring
2 3 (8.33%) JSON
2 3 (8.33%) jQuery
2 3 (8.33%) RESTful
3 2 (5.56%) REST
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.78%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) New Media
2 2 (5.56%) Tandem
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Android
1 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) BDD
3 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 7 (19.44%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
7 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) SOA
9 3 (8.33%) ETL
10 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Groovy
6 2 (5.56%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Delphi
7 1 (2.78%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Apple
3 1 (2.78%) Comverse
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