The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 338 363 308
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 281 197 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.45% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 127 150
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£350 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £25.30 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -9.28%
Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +44 102 £365 +1.03% 23
South East +7 83 £275 -19.70% 32
South West -20 40 £350 +16.66% 9
East of England -7 33 £363 +39.42% 22
East Midlands +9 10 £250 +11.73% 7
North East - 7 £350 -
West Midlands -18 5 £250 +8.69% 2
North West -10 2 £313 +64.47% 5
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 10
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 208 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (24.72%) Selenium
3 111 (20.79%) SQL
4 106 (19.85%) Test Scripting
5 105 (19.66%) Test Automation
5 105 (19.66%) Java
5 105 (19.66%) Scrum
6 102 (19.10%) QA
7 87 (16.29%) BDD
8 86 (16.10%) Telecoms
9 81 (15.17%) Linux
9 81 (15.17%) Cucumber
10 70 (13.11%) .NET
10 70 (13.11%) Software Testing
11 66 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
11 66 (12.36%) C#
11 66 (12.36%) Windows
11 66 (12.36%) Python
12 63 (11.80%) TDD
13 62 (11.61%) ISEB
14 57 (10.67%) HP
15 56 (10.49%) UNIX
15 56 (10.49%) Automated Testing
15 56 (10.49%) Test Strategy
16 55 (10.30%) ISTQB
17 54 (10.11%) Ruby
17 54 (10.11%) WebDriver
18 53 (9.93%) Security Cleared
18 53 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
19 51 (9.55%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3 (0.56%) uiautomator
1 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.37%) Documentum
2 2 (0.37%) Node.js
2 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.06%) MS Office
2 7 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.56%) MS Project
3 3 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.50%) Office 365
2 5 (0.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.43%) LTE
2 38 (7.12%) 3G
3 26 (4.87%) UMTS
4 24 (4.49%) GSM
5 23 (4.31%) HTTP
6 22 (4.12%) VoLTE
7 21 (3.93%) Radio Access Network
8 20 (3.75%) GPRS
8 20 (3.75%) 4G
9 19 (3.56%) Firewall
9 19 (3.56%) Wireshark
10 18 (3.37%) Wireless
11 16 (3.00%) TCP/IP
11 16 (3.00%) DVB
12 13 (2.43%) 3GPP
12 13 (2.43%) Ethernet
12 13 (2.43%) NAS
13 12 (2.25%) Broadband
13 12 (2.25%) INAP
14 11 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.49%) MySQL
2 20 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.37%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 132 (24.72%) Selenium
2 81 (15.17%) Cucumber
3 54 (10.11%) WebDriver
4 49 (9.18%) JIRA
5 42 (7.87%) LoadRunner
6 32 (5.99%) JUnit
7 30 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (5.62%) Jenkins
8 29 (5.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 26 (4.87%) Git (software)
9 26 (4.87%) Rational DOORS
10 25 (4.68%) SoapUI
11 22 (4.12%) Visual Studio
12 16 (3.00%) Subversion
12 16 (3.00%) SpecFlow
13 15 (2.81%) Calabash
13 15 (2.81%) JMeter
14 11 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (2.06%) Facilita Forecast
15 10 (1.87%) ClearCase
General
1 86 (16.10%) Telecoms
2 50 (9.36%) Finance
3 33 (6.18%) Electronics
4 11 (2.06%) Billing
5 10 (1.87%) Avionics
5 10 (1.87%) Banking
5 10 (1.87%) Games
6 9 (1.69%) Military
7 8 (1.50%) Automotive
8 7 (1.31%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.12%) Publishing
10 4 (0.75%) Retail
10 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Back Office
11 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.11%) .NET
2 51 (9.55%) XML
3 39 (7.30%) Web Services
4 28 (5.24%) HTML
5 26 (4.87%) SOAP
5 26 (4.87%) REST
6 18 (3.37%) CSS
7 13 (2.43%) jQuery
7 13 (2.43%) WCF
8 12 (2.25%) JSON
9 11 (2.06%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.06%) Spring
9 11 (2.06%) WPF
10 10 (1.87%) Gherkin
11 9 (1.69%) RESTful
12 7 (1.31%) OpenCL
13 5 (0.94%) WAP
14 4 (0.75%) HTML5
14 4 (0.75%) WML
14 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.68%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.93%) STB
4 17 (3.18%) Open Source
5 16 (3.00%) IPTV
6 15 (2.81%) Video on Demand
7 14 (2.62%) DTV
7 14 (2.62%) MPEG
8 12 (2.25%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.31%) User Experience
12 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.12%) Handset
12 6 (1.12%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.94%) CAN bus
14 4 (0.75%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.17%) Linux
2 66 (12.36%) Windows
3 56 (10.49%) UNIX
4 23 (4.31%) Android
5 22 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.69%) Solaris
7 6 (1.12%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.12%) VMS
7 6 (1.12%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.56%) NetWare
9 3 (0.56%) AIX
9 3 (0.56%) HPUX
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (19.85%) Test Scripting
3 105 (19.66%) Test Automation
3 105 (19.66%) Scrum
4 87 (16.29%) BDD
5 70 (13.11%) Software Testing
6 63 (11.80%) TDD
7 56 (10.49%) Automated Testing
7 56 (10.49%) Test Strategy
8 50 (9.36%) Performance Testing
9 44 (8.24%) Regression Testing
10 41 (7.68%) Validation
11 35 (6.55%) Automation Testing
12 34 (6.37%) Manual Testing
13 31 (5.81%) Software Engineering
14 30 (5.62%) Integration Testing
15 29 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (5.24%) E-Commerce
17 22 (4.12%) Test Planning
18 21 (3.93%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.79%) SQL
2 105 (19.66%) Java
3 66 (12.36%) C#
3 66 (12.36%) Python
4 54 (10.11%) Ruby
5 33 (6.18%) PHP
6 31 (5.81%) C++
6 31 (5.81%) C
7 30 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.62%) Perl
8 23 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.43%) VBScript
10 12 (2.25%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.50%) VB
11 8 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.31%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.12%) Scala
13 6 (1.12%) Groovy
13 6 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 62 (11.61%) ISEB
2 55 (10.30%) ISTQB
3 53 (9.93%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.61%) Degree
5 36 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (6.18%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.31%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.12%) HND
10 5 (0.94%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.75%) CCNP
12 3 (0.56%) HNC
13 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.37%) CCIE
13 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.19%) CCIP
14 1 (0.19%) CCNA
14 1 (0.19%) CCA
14 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (19.10%) QA
2 11 (2.06%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.37%) DO-160
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.31%) Firmware
1 7 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) NDS
3 4 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.56%) GPFS
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 66 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.37%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 57 (10.67%) HP
2 42 (7.87%) Oracle
3 27 (5.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 26 (4.87%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.87%) Cisco
5 16 (3.00%) VMware
6 10 (1.87%) IBM
7 8 (1.50%) SAP
8 7 (1.31%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.31%) EMC
9 6 (1.12%) Agilent
9 6 (1.12%) Citrix
10 5 (0.94%) Juniper
10 5 (0.94%) Nokia
11 4 (0.75%) Fortinet
11 4 (0.75%) Huawei
11 4 (0.75%) Symbian
11 4 (0.75%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.56%) ESRI
12 3 (0.56%) Hitachi
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Life, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £487 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 320-370 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
East Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 23 days ago