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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 365 354 366
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 221 267 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 161 125
Median daily rate £378 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 24
Median hourly rate £25.00 £38.75 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.17 £49.05 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +9.58%

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
39180 45432 45208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.10% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25756 29645 28239
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1536 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +11 64 £420 -0.59% 44
South East +5 62 £300 -20.00% 21
East of England +14 32 £445 +56.82% 17
South West -20 29 £330 -14.28% 15
North East -8 9 £350 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +7 8 £475 +47.85% 1
Yorkshire +12 6 £375 +10.29% 12
North West +4 6 £315 -7.35% 6
East Midlands +10 5 £450 +34.32%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 303 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (46.25%) Selenium
3 206 (38.58%) QA
4 193 (36.14%) Cucumber
5 179 (33.52%) Test Automation
6 169 (31.65%) Java
7 151 (28.28%) BDD
8 131 (24.53%) TDD
9 124 (23.22%) WebDriver
10 121 (22.66%) Test Scripting
11 112 (20.97%) Automated Testing
12 100 (18.73%) Jenkins
13 95 (17.79%) Automation Testing
14 89 (16.67%) Python
15 86 (16.10%) C#
16 84 (15.73%) SQL
17 78 (14.61%) JIRA
17 78 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
18 73 (13.67%) Ruby
19 71 (13.30%) Scrum
20 68 (12.73%) JavaScript
21 66 (12.36%) Manual Testing
22 64 (11.99%) Defect Tracking
23 59 (11.05%) Scala
24 56 (10.49%) Finance
25 55 (10.30%) JUnit
25 55 (10.30%) Security Cleared
25 55 (10.30%) Software Engineering
26 54 (10.11%) Software Testing
27 53 (9.93%) API 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 11 (2.06%) Confluence
2 6 (1.12%) Jetty
2 6 (1.12%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (0.75%) Apache
4 4 (0.75%) JBoss
4 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (0.37%) CMS
6 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.19%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.56%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.56%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.56%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.37%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.87%) GitHub
3 7 (1.31%) PaaS
3 7 (1.31%) SaaS
4 6 (1.12%) IaaS
5 5 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.18%) 3G
1 17 (3.18%) Internet
2 13 (2.43%) VoLTE
2 13 (2.43%) WLAN
3 12 (2.25%) 4G
3 12 (2.25%) Bluetooth
3 12 (2.25%) LTE
4 11 (2.06%) NFC
5 9 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (1.31%) Firewall
7 6 (1.12%) 3GPP
7 6 (1.12%) RFID
7 6 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.94%) 2G
8 5 (0.94%) BGP
8 5 (0.94%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.94%) VPLS
9 4 (0.75%) MPLS
9 4 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.12%) Big Data
6 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.56%) MySQL
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.56%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.19%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 247 (46.25%) Selenium
2 193 (36.14%) Cucumber
3 124 (23.22%) WebDriver
4 100 (18.73%) Jenkins
5 78 (14.61%) JIRA
6 55 (10.30%) JUnit
7 43 (8.05%) Git (software)
8 39 (7.30%) SpecFlow
9 37 (6.93%) RSpec
10 35 (6.55%) SoapUI
11 28 (5.24%) Calabash
12 27 (5.06%) HP UFT
13 26 (4.87%) TeamCity
14 25 (4.68%) JMeter
15 24 (4.49%) Appium
16 22 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (3.37%) JBehave
18 16 (3.00%) Maven
18 16 (3.00%) Visual Studio
19 15 (2.81%) NUnit
General
1 56 (10.49%) Finance
2 42 (7.87%) Games
3 34 (6.37%) Banking
4 28 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.49%) Retail
6 14 (2.62%) Retail Banking
7 13 (2.43%) Electronics
8 9 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.31%) Marketing
9 7 (1.31%) Publishing
10 4 (0.75%) Advertising
10 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.56%) Automotive
11 3 (0.56%) Back Office
11 3 (0.56%) Front Office
11 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.24%) JSON
2 42 (7.87%) Gherkin
3 40 (7.49%) .NET
4 31 (5.81%) XML
5 29 (5.43%) HTML
6 28 (5.24%) Node.js
6 28 (5.24%) Web Services
7 24 (4.49%) SOAP
8 22 (4.12%) RESTful
9 21 (3.93%) REST
10 15 (2.81%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.62%) HTML5
12 13 (2.43%) CSS
13 11 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (1.50%) Kafka
15 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET
16 4 (0.75%) .NET Framework
16 4 (0.75%) Guice
16 4 (0.75%) J2EE
16 4 (0.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.93%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (1.87%) Smart Meter
3 10 (1.87%) Virtual Team
4 8 (1.50%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.12%) STB
6 5 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (0.75%) IPTV
7 4 (0.75%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.56%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.56%) Equities
8 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.56%) PKI
8 3 (0.56%) Replication
8 3 (0.56%) User Experience
9 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.37%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.55%) Linux
2 42 (7.87%) Windows
3 35 (6.55%) Android
4 33 (6.18%) Apple iOS
5 27 (5.06%) Unix
6 11 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (33.52%) Test Automation
3 151 (28.28%) BDD
4 131 (24.53%) TDD
5 121 (22.66%) Test Scripting
6 112 (20.97%) Automated Testing
7 95 (17.79%) Automation Testing
8 78 (14.61%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (13.30%) Scrum
10 66 (12.36%) Manual Testing
11 64 (11.99%) Defect Tracking
12 55 (10.30%) Software Engineering
13 54 (10.11%) Software Testing
14 53 (9.93%) API Testing
15 51 (9.55%) Integration Testing
16 48 (8.99%) User Stories
17 47 (8.80%) Performance Testing
18 42 (7.87%) Web Testing
19 40 (7.49%) Validation
20 37 (6.93%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 169 (31.65%) Java
2 89 (16.67%) Python
3 86 (16.10%) C#
4 84 (15.73%) SQL
5 73 (13.67%) Ruby
6 68 (12.73%) JavaScript
7 59 (11.05%) Scala
8 40 (7.49%) Perl
9 29 (5.43%) C
10 18 (3.37%) C++
11 14 (2.62%) PHP
12 13 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.06%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.75%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.75%) AspectJ
17 4 (0.75%) Groovy
17 4 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.36%) ISTQB
3 48 (8.99%) ISEB
4 23 (4.31%) Degree
5 22 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 21 (3.93%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.31%) HNC
9 5 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.75%) PhD
11 3 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CCNA
13 1 (0.19%) CCNP
13 1 (0.19%) CISSP
13 1 (0.19%) CLAS
13 1 (0.19%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (38.58%) QA
2 51 (9.55%) SDET
3 30 (5.62%) WCAG
4 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.37%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.50%) Docker
2 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.12%) Puppet
3 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 2 (0.37%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 40 (7.49%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.93%) Oracle
3 30 (5.62%) HP
4 14 (2.62%) IBM
5 10 (1.87%) Cisco
6 9 (1.69%) Huawei
7 8 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.12%) Google
9 5 (0.94%) Sybase
10 4 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.75%) Nokia
10 4 (0.75%) SAP
11 3 (0.56%) ATG
11 3 (0.56%) BT
11 3 (0.56%) Calypso
11 3 (0.56%) F5
11 3 (0.56%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.56%) Temenos
12 2 (0.37%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.37%) Cloudera
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £335 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £255 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 340-360 Per Day please send CV
Posted: 20 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 24 days ago
Essex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago