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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 136 146 164
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 11 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.17% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.17% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 19
Median daily rate £425 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £203 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £490 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +21.21%

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
2794 2904 4780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.84% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2221 2267 3678
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 82
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017, 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 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (63.64%) QA
4 12 (54.55%) Java
4 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
5 11 (50.00%) BDD
5 11 (50.00%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
6 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
7 8 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (36.36%) Node.js
7 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
8 7 (31.82%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
8 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
8 7 (31.82%) Jetty
9 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) C#
9 5 (22.73%) Kafka
9 5 (22.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (22.73%) Scala
10 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
10 4 (18.18%) Scrum
11 3 (13.64%) SOAP
11 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
11 3 (13.64%) HTML
11 3 (13.64%) Kanban
11 3 (13.64%) JIRA
11 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (13.64%) API Testing

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 7 (31.82%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
4 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA
6 2 (9.09%) Appium
6 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (4.55%) Android Studio
7 1 (4.55%) Calabash
7 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.55%) Hudson
7 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
7 1 (4.55%) JBehave
7 1 (4.55%) JUnit
7 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.55%) Protractor
7 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 8 (36.36%) Node.js
2 7 (31.82%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (22.73%) Kafka
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) SOAP
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.55%) CSS
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) RESTful
6 1 (4.55%) XHTML
6 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 11 (50.00%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Pair Programming
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Scrum
9 3 (13.64%) API Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.64%) Kanban
10 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (63.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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