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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 188 182 212
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 10
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £305 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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
5368 5314 6566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.38% 92.13% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3873 4821
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 89 171
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.00 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £32.11 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015, 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 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
6 7 (22.58%) Ruby
6 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 7 (22.58%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) QA
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) C#
8 5 (16.13%) Web Services
8 5 (16.13%) HP
9 4 (12.90%) ISEB
9 4 (12.90%) SOAP
9 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Windows
9 4 (12.90%) Linux
9 4 (12.90%) .NET
9 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Open Source
9 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) JBoss
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) MPLS
1 3 (9.68%) BGP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.45%) Broadband
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) IPv4
3 1 (3.23%) IPv6
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (3.23%) PPP
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) L2TP
3 1 (3.23%) VDSL
3 1 (3.23%) RTSP
3 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
3 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) JUnit
5 3 (9.68%) JMeter
5 3 (9.68%) Calabash
6 2 (6.45%) MSTest
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.23%) RSpec
7 1 (3.23%) DbUnit
7 1 (3.23%) WATIR
7 1 (3.23%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) SOAP
2 4 (12.90%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Video on Demand
1 3 (9.68%) User Experience
1 3 (9.68%) IPTV
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Open Source
7 4 (12.90%) User Stories
8 3 (9.68%) SDLC
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) OO
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) DRM
8 3 (9.68%) Content Management
9 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
2 7 (22.58%) Java
2 7 (22.58%) Ruby
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Groovy
6 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
3 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.45%) F5
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.23%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.23%) Green Hat
4 1 (3.23%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) IBM