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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 387 344 344
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 222 248 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.54% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 150 112
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £215 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 32
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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 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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +6 93 £375 - 43
South East -26 64 £275 -3.50% 29
East of England -6 19 £355 +38.53% 14
North East -24 12 £308 -16.61% 1
North West -20 11 £347 +4.71% 4
South West -23 8 £225 -30.76% 7
Yorkshire -27 7 £300 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -1 3 - - 4
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 144 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (25.35%) Test Automation
3 102 (23.72%) Selenium
4 95 (22.09%) Java
5 85 (19.77%) QA
6 76 (17.67%) C#
6 76 (17.67%) Scrum
7 70 (16.28%) SQL
8 67 (15.58%) Telecoms
8 67 (15.58%) Security Cleared
9 64 (14.88%) Test Scripting
10 63 (14.65%) Linux
11 57 (13.26%) Automated Testing
12 56 (13.02%) Software Testing
13 55 (12.79%) Validation
14 52 (12.09%) Python
14 52 (12.09%) Cucumber
14 52 (12.09%) WebDriver
15 50 (11.63%) Microsoft
16 49 (11.40%) TDD
17 48 (11.16%) JIRA
18 46 (10.70%) HP Quality Center
18 46 (10.70%) Windows
19 44 (10.23%) 3G
19 44 (10.23%) Regression Testing
20 42 (9.77%) Finance
20 42 (9.77%) .NET
20 42 (9.77%) BDD
20 42 (9.77%) Automation Testing
21 41 (9.53%) HP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.09%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.63%) JBoss
5 6 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.16%) Confluence
7 3 (0.70%) Apache
7 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.70%) CMS
8 2 (0.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.23%) Unica
3 1 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.40%) Office 365
2 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
2 4 (0.93%) SaaS
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.23%) 3G
2 29 (6.74%) LTE
3 22 (5.12%) 4G
4 19 (4.42%) Diameter Protocol
4 19 (4.42%) GSM
5 15 (3.49%) Wireless
5 15 (3.49%) VoLTE
6 14 (3.26%) Wireshark
6 14 (3.26%) SS7
7 13 (3.02%) UMTS
8 12 (2.79%) SMS
9 11 (2.56%) VoIP
9 11 (2.56%) MPLS
9 11 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.56%) SIGTRAN
10 10 (2.33%) 2G
10 10 (2.33%) BGP
11 9 (2.09%) HTTP
12 8 (1.86%) Broadband
12 8 (1.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 13 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.40%) Big Data
6 5 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.16%) DB2
7 4 (0.93%) MySQL
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 102 (23.72%) Selenium
2 52 (12.09%) WebDriver
2 52 (12.09%) Cucumber
3 48 (11.16%) JIRA
4 36 (8.37%) Jenkins
5 33 (7.67%) SoapUI
6 17 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.95%) HP UFT
7 16 (3.72%) LoadRunner
7 16 (3.72%) Eclipse
7 16 (3.72%) JMeter
8 15 (3.49%) JUnit
9 13 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (2.79%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (2.79%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.33%) RSpec
11 10 (2.33%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.86%) Maven
13 7 (1.63%) NUnit
General
1 67 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 42 (9.77%) Finance
3 19 (4.42%) Electronics
4 15 (3.49%) Banking
5 12 (2.79%) Retail
6 10 (2.33%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.86%) Games
7 8 (1.86%) Military
7 8 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.40%) Billing
8 6 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) French Language
10 3 (0.70%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.70%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) Avionics
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.77%) .NET
2 36 (8.37%) Web Services
3 33 (7.67%) SOAP
4 28 (6.51%) XML
5 19 (4.42%) HTML
6 13 (3.02%) ASP.NET
6 13 (3.02%) WPF
7 11 (2.56%) REST
8 10 (2.33%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.09%) J2EE
10 7 (1.63%) RESTful
10 7 (1.63%) JSON
11 5 (1.16%) Middleware
11 5 (1.16%) WCF
11 5 (1.16%) CSS
12 4 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (0.70%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.02%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.79%) User Experience
5 11 (2.56%) Video on Demand
6 10 (2.33%) IPTV
7 8 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.63%) STB
9 6 (1.40%) Replication
9 6 (1.40%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.16%) MPEG
10 5 (1.16%) DTV
10 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.93%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.93%) Handset
11 4 (0.93%) iSeries
11 4 (0.93%) PKI
12 3 (0.70%) NHS
12 3 (0.70%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 63 (14.65%) Linux
2 46 (10.70%) Windows
3 29 (6.74%) UNIX
4 24 (5.58%) Android
5 20 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.40%) VMS
7 5 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.93%) AIX
8 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.70%) CentOS
10 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (25.35%) Test Automation
3 76 (17.67%) Scrum
4 64 (14.88%) Test Scripting
5 57 (13.26%) Automated Testing
6 56 (13.02%) Software Testing
7 55 (12.79%) Validation
8 49 (11.40%) TDD
9 44 (10.23%) Regression Testing
10 42 (9.77%) BDD
10 42 (9.77%) Automation Testing
11 40 (9.30%) Performance Testing
12 36 (8.37%) Test Strategy
13 33 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (6.98%) Software Engineering
14 30 (6.98%) Manual Testing
15 28 (6.51%) SDLC
16 23 (5.35%) System Testing
17 22 (5.12%) Integration Testing
18 19 (4.42%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 95 (22.09%) Java
2 76 (17.67%) C#
3 70 (16.28%) SQL
4 52 (12.09%) Python
5 36 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 32 (7.44%) Ruby
7 24 (5.58%) Shell Script
8 18 (4.19%) Perl
9 15 (3.49%) C++
9 15 (3.49%) C
10 10 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.09%) Scala
11 9 (2.09%) Groovy
12 7 (1.63%) PHP
13 6 (1.40%) VB
13 6 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.16%) VBScript
15 4 (0.93%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.91%) Degree
4 27 (6.28%) ISEB
5 18 (4.19%) ISTQB
6 17 (3.95%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.86%) CCNP
8 8 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.40%) CCNA
10 5 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.93%) MCSA
11 4 (0.93%) MCITP
12 3 (0.70%) VCP4
12 3 (0.70%) VCP5
12 3 (0.70%) HND
12 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.47%) HNC
13 2 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (19.77%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) JTAG
2 1 (0.23%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.23%) GCP
2 1 (0.23%) GMP
2 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (1.86%) Firmware
2 7 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.70%) XenApp
4 3 (0.70%) XenServer
5 2 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) NFS
6 1 (0.23%) NDS
6 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (10.70%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.56%) Puppet
3 3 (0.70%) Netcool
4 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 50 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.53%) HP
3 32 (7.44%) Oracle
4 15 (3.49%) VMware
5 13 (3.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (2.09%) Sybase
6 9 (2.09%) IBM
7 8 (1.86%) Cisco
8 6 (1.40%) Nokia
9 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.93%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.93%) Siemens
10 4 (0.93%) EMC
10 4 (0.93%) Citrix
10 4 (0.93%) Endeca
10 4 (0.93%) Google
10 4 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.70%) Altiris
11 3 (0.70%) Coremetrics
11 3 (0.70%) SolarWinds
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