The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 182 181 199
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 28 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.26% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 12
Average daily rate £325 £394 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +18.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £239 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Engineer
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (38.10%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) Selenium
3 14 (33.33%) TDD
3 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 13 (30.95%) C#
5 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
7 10 (23.81%) BDD
8 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Degree
8 9 (21.43%) Android
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
9 8 (19.05%) Windows
9 8 (19.05%) Python
9 8 (19.05%) ISEB
9 8 (19.05%) Test Management
9 8 (19.05%) JIRA
9 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
10 7 (16.67%) User Stories
10 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 7 (16.67%) Scrum
11 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
11 6 (14.29%) Web Services
11 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (11.90%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) LTE
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) WebDriver
3 8 (19.05%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
4 5 (11.90%) NeoLoad
5 4 (9.52%) JBehave
6 3 (7.14%) Hudson
6 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.14%) Calabash
6 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 3 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
7 2 (4.76%) Subversion
7 2 (4.76%) Xcode
7 2 (4.76%) eggPlant
7 2 (4.76%) Robotium
7 2 (4.76%) QUnit
7 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.38%) Cobertura
General
1 4 (9.52%) Games
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) iOS SDK
3 3 (7.14%) REST
3 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (7.14%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) JMS
3 3 (7.14%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (4.76%) jQuery
4 2 (4.76%) Android SDK
4 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.38%) D3.js
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.76%) Streaming Video
3 2 (4.76%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
1 9 (21.43%) Android
2 8 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) TDD
1 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 12 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) BDD
4 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Test Management
6 7 (16.67%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.14%) System Testing
9 3 (7.14%) SOA
10 2 (4.76%) CRM
10 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) C#
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 5 (11.90%) Perl
7 4 (9.52%) C++
7 4 (9.52%) C
8 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.76%) Groovy
10 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.38%) Ruby
10 1 (2.38%) XPath
10 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.38%) Delphi
10 1 (2.38%) VBScript
10 1 (2.38%) VB
10 1 (2.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) ISEB
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Nokia
4 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.76%) Symbian
5 1 (2.38%) Cerillion
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.38%) IBM