The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 353 400 325
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 294 218 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.44% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.47% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 124 189
Median daily rate £360 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £156 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.80 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.64 £48.81 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.80%
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
46767 46633 45417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.73% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30873 29254 28503
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1874 1952
Median hourly rate £17.95 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 112 £408 +10.13% 39
South East -22 85 £350 +32.07% 21
South West +24 41 £338 -6.89% 14
Yorkshire +15 19 £313 - 18
East of England +8 15 £305 +79.41% 20
North East -42 9 £324 +63.92%
West Midlands -1 7 £400 +45.45% 3
North West -12 5 £275 -0.45% 7
East Midlands +11 3 £340 +15.74% 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 230 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (27.43%) Test Automation
3 149 (26.37%) Selenium
4 128 (22.65%) Cucumber
4 128 (22.65%) Java
5 124 (21.95%) QA
6 113 (20.00%) BDD
7 100 (17.70%) SQL
8 96 (16.99%) JIRA
9 95 (16.81%) Automated Testing
9 95 (16.81%) TDD
10 93 (16.46%) Linux
11 92 (16.28%) Test Scripting
12 90 (15.93%) ISTQB
13 84 (14.87%) Software Testing
13 84 (14.87%) Python
14 83 (14.69%) Scrum
15 81 (14.34%) Security Cleared
16 76 (13.45%) C#
17 75 (13.27%) WebDriver
18 73 (12.92%) JavaScript
19 69 (12.21%) Windows
20 68 (12.04%) ISEB
21 67 (11.86%) Web Services
22 64 (11.33%) Ruby
23 61 (10.80%) Automation Testing
24 59 (10.44%) Functional Testing
25 56 (9.91%) Software Engineering
25 56 (9.91%) .NET
26 52 (9.20%) Regression Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 33 (5.84%) Node.js
2 9 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.59%) Confluence
3 6 (1.06%) Jetty
4 5 (0.88%) IIS
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.71%) WordPress
6 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.53%) CMS
6 3 (0.53%) JBoss
6 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) Drupal
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
Applications
1 27 (4.78%) MS Office
2 22 (3.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.65%) Magento
2 4 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.01%) GitHub
3 2 (0.35%) IaaS
3 2 (0.35%) PaaS
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.89%) 3G
2 17 (3.01%) LTE
3 16 (2.83%) VLAN
3 16 (2.83%) WLAN
4 12 (2.12%) 4G
5 10 (1.77%) ZigBee
6 9 (1.59%) DVB
6 9 (1.59%) HTTP
6 9 (1.59%) VPN
7 8 (1.42%) MVNO
7 8 (1.42%) SAN
8 7 (1.24%) 2G
8 7 (1.24%) Bluetooth
8 7 (1.24%) Diameter Protocol
8 7 (1.24%) Firewall
8 7 (1.24%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.06%) BGP
9 6 (1.06%) NFC
10 5 (0.88%) IOS XR
10 5 (0.88%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.30%) MySQL
5 12 (2.12%) Big Data
6 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.06%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.88%) GIS
9 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.71%) MS Access
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.35%) HPCC
12 2 (0.35%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 149 (26.37%) Selenium
2 128 (22.65%) Cucumber
3 96 (16.99%) JIRA
4 75 (13.27%) WebDriver
5 43 (7.61%) Jenkins
6 40 (7.08%) Git (software)
7 26 (4.60%) HP UFT
8 24 (4.25%) SpecFlow
9 23 (4.07%) LoadRunner
9 23 (4.07%) Visual Studio
10 22 (3.89%) SoapUI
11 20 (3.54%) Capybara
11 20 (3.54%) JMeter
12 17 (3.01%) Maven
12 17 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (3.01%) WATIR
13 16 (2.83%) Appium
14 14 (2.48%) Jasmine
14 14 (2.48%) Travis CI
15 13 (2.30%) JUnit
General
1 35 (6.19%) Finance
1 35 (6.19%) Telecoms
2 19 (3.36%) Retail
3 18 (3.19%) Banking
4 16 (2.83%) Electronics
5 15 (2.65%) Games
6 12 (2.12%) Aerospace
6 12 (2.12%) Automotive
7 11 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.88%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) Billing
9 4 (0.71%) Military
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Avionics
11 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.86%) Web Services
2 56 (9.91%) .NET
3 37 (6.55%) REST
4 29 (5.13%) XML
5 19 (3.36%) HTML
6 18 (3.19%) ASP.NET
6 18 (3.19%) RESTful
7 16 (2.83%) SOAP
8 14 (2.48%) Gherkin
9 12 (2.12%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.12%) Hibernate
9 12 (2.12%) Spring
10 11 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (1.95%) HTML5
10 11 (1.95%) jQuery
11 10 (1.77%) Dropwizard
11 10 (1.77%) XSD
12 9 (1.59%) Behat
12 9 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.89%) Smart Meter
3 21 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.83%) STB
6 15 (2.65%) IPTV
7 12 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.77%) User Experience
9 9 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.24%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
11 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.88%) ASTM
12 5 (0.88%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.71%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.71%) Handset
13 4 (0.71%) IBM XIV
13 4 (0.71%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 93 (16.46%) Linux
2 69 (12.21%) Windows
3 49 (8.67%) Unix
4 23 (4.07%) Android
5 22 (3.89%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.35%) AIX
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Fedora
10 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (27.43%) Test Automation
3 113 (20.00%) BDD
4 95 (16.81%) Automated Testing
4 95 (16.81%) TDD
5 92 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 84 (14.87%) Software Testing
7 83 (14.69%) Scrum
8 61 (10.80%) Automation Testing
9 59 (10.44%) Functional Testing
10 56 (9.91%) Software Engineering
11 52 (9.20%) Regression Testing
12 50 (8.85%) SDLC
13 48 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
14 41 (7.26%) E-Commerce
14 41 (7.26%) Performance Testing
14 41 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (7.08%) Configuration Management
16 39 (6.90%) Validation
17 36 (6.37%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (22.65%) Java
2 100 (17.70%) SQL
3 84 (14.87%) Python
4 76 (13.45%) C#
5 73 (12.92%) JavaScript
6 64 (11.33%) Ruby
7 36 (6.37%) C
8 29 (5.13%) Scala
9 28 (4.96%) Perl
10 21 (3.72%) C++
11 19 (3.36%) PHP
12 18 (3.19%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.30%) Groovy
13 13 (2.30%) VBA
13 13 (2.30%) VBScript
14 10 (1.77%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.59%) VB
16 8 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.06%) CoffeeScript
18 4 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (15.93%) ISTQB
2 81 (14.34%) Security Cleared
3 68 (12.04%) ISEB
4 42 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.55%) Degree
5 37 (6.55%) DV Cleared
6 25 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.71%) CCNA
11 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.35%) HND
12 2 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) CCIE
13 1 (0.18%) CCNP
13 1 (0.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (21.95%) QA
2 17 (3.01%) SDET
3 5 (0.88%) DO-160
3 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.71%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.71%) WCAG
5 3 (0.53%) SLA
6 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.35%) TickIT
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.18%) ECSS
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA
7 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 20 (3.54%) Docker
2 7 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 34 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.77%) Puppet
3 6 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.35%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Cacti
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Nmap
5 1 (0.18%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 41 (7.26%) Microsoft
1 41 (7.26%) Oracle
2 35 (6.19%) HP
3 15 (2.65%) VMware
4 12 (2.12%) IBM
5 10 (1.77%) Rally
6 9 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.59%) Cisco
7 6 (1.06%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.06%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.06%) EMC
7 6 (1.06%) New Relic
7 6 (1.06%) SAP
7 6 (1.06%) Veritas
8 5 (0.88%) Serena
9 4 (0.71%) NetApp
10 3 (0.53%) F5
10 3 (0.53%) Huawei
10 3 (0.53%) Nokia
10 3 (0.53%) Splunk
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