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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 337 354 307
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 288 218 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.49% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 149 139
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £168 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £24.90 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.39% -4.37%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
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 £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +36 114 £364 +3.92% 36
South East -31 75 £275 -12.00% 23
South West -14 45 £325 +8.33% 7
East of England 0 29 £363 +29.46% 17
East Midlands +7 10 £288 +28.49% 8
North West -6 6 £375 +64.83% 4
North East - 6 £363 -
West Midlands -16 5 £250 +8.69% 1
Yorkshire -6 1 - - 8
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 207 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (25.97%) Selenium
3 114 (21.15%) Test Automation
4 108 (20.04%) Java
5 105 (19.48%) SQL
6 102 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 97 (18.00%) QA
7 97 (18.00%) Scrum
8 86 (15.96%) Telecoms
9 85 (15.77%) Linux
10 83 (15.40%) Cucumber
10 83 (15.40%) BDD
11 77 (14.29%) Python
12 67 (12.43%) Windows
12 67 (12.43%) TDD
13 63 (11.69%) ISEB
14 60 (11.13%) C#
15 59 (10.95%) Software Testing
15 59 (10.95%) HP Quality Center
16 57 (10.58%) ISTQB
16 57 (10.58%) .NET
17 56 (10.39%) Ruby
18 54 (10.02%) WebDriver
18 54 (10.02%) UNIX
18 54 (10.02%) HP
19 52 (9.65%) Security Cleared
19 52 (9.65%) Performance Testing
19 52 (9.65%) Automated Testing
20 50 (9.28%) Test Strategy
21 48 (8.91%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 5 (0.93%) IIS
2 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.37%) Documentum
3 2 (0.37%) Apache
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.37%) Node.js
3 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.37%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.04%) MS Office
2 7 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.74%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Simulink
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.93%) SaaS
2 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.35%) LTE
2 40 (7.42%) 3G
3 24 (4.45%) UMTS
3 24 (4.45%) VoLTE
4 23 (4.27%) HTTP
5 22 (4.08%) GSM
6 20 (3.71%) Wireless
6 20 (3.71%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (3.71%) 4G
7 19 (3.53%) Wireshark
8 18 (3.34%) GPRS
9 17 (3.15%) Firewall
10 14 (2.60%) DVB
11 13 (2.41%) 3GPP
11 13 (2.41%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.41%) NAS
12 12 (2.23%) Broadband
12 12 (2.23%) INAP
13 11 (2.04%) DHCP
13 11 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.08%) MySQL
2 11 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.11%) SQL Navigator
4 6 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 140 (25.97%) Selenium
2 83 (15.40%) Cucumber
3 54 (10.02%) WebDriver
4 48 (8.91%) JIRA
5 46 (8.53%) LoadRunner
6 31 (5.75%) Jenkins
7 29 (5.38%) Git (software)
8 27 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.82%) JUnit
10 25 (4.64%) SoapUI
11 23 (4.27%) Rational DOORS
12 22 (4.08%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (3.53%) Subversion
13 19 (3.53%) Calabash
14 17 (3.15%) JMeter
14 17 (3.15%) Visual Studio
15 12 (2.23%) Bugzilla
16 11 (2.04%) SpecFlow
17 10 (1.86%) ClearCase
17 10 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 86 (15.96%) Telecoms
2 44 (8.16%) Finance
3 33 (6.12%) Electronics
4 13 (2.41%) Banking
5 11 (2.04%) Billing
5 11 (2.04%) Games
5 11 (2.04%) Automotive
6 10 (1.86%) Avionics
7 7 (1.30%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.11%) Military
8 6 (1.11%) Publishing
9 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Retail
10 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
11 3 (0.56%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.58%) .NET
2 41 (7.61%) XML
3 32 (5.94%) Web Services
4 28 (5.19%) HTML
5 22 (4.08%) REST
6 20 (3.71%) CSS
7 19 (3.53%) SOAP
8 13 (2.41%) JSON
8 13 (2.41%) jQuery
9 12 (2.23%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.04%) RESTful
11 9 (1.67%) WCF
11 9 (1.67%) Spring
12 8 (1.48%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.30%) OpenCL
13 7 (1.30%) HTML5
14 6 (1.11%) WPF
15 5 (0.93%) WAP
16 4 (0.74%) Middleware
16 4 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.53%) Mobile App
2 43 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.90%) Open Source
4 19 (3.53%) STB
5 17 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.78%) Video on Demand
7 14 (2.60%) IPTV
8 12 (2.23%) MPEG
8 12 (2.23%) DTV
9 10 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.48%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.30%) User Experience
13 6 (1.11%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.11%) Handset
14 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.93%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.74%) New Media
15 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 85 (15.77%) Linux
2 67 (12.43%) Windows
3 54 (10.02%) UNIX
4 31 (5.75%) Apple iOS
5 29 (5.38%) Android
6 9 (1.67%) Solaris
7 6 (1.11%) VMS
7 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.11%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.56%) NetWare
10 3 (0.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.56%) HPUX
11 2 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (21.15%) Test Automation
3 102 (18.92%) Test Scripting
4 97 (18.00%) Scrum
5 83 (15.40%) BDD
6 67 (12.43%) TDD
7 59 (10.95%) Software Testing
8 52 (9.65%) Automated Testing
8 52 (9.65%) Performance Testing
9 50 (9.28%) Test Strategy
10 48 (8.91%) Validation
11 43 (7.98%) Regression Testing
11 43 (7.98%) Automation Testing
12 37 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (6.86%) Software Engineering
13 34 (6.31%) Integration Testing
14 33 (6.12%) Manual Testing
15 26 (4.82%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.82%) Waterfall
16 21 (3.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 108 (20.04%) Java
2 105 (19.48%) SQL
3 77 (14.29%) Python
4 60 (11.13%) C#
5 56 (10.39%) Ruby
6 34 (6.31%) C++
7 32 (5.94%) JavaScript
8 31 (5.75%) C
9 30 (5.57%) PHP
10 27 (5.01%) Perl
11 19 (3.53%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.67%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.48%) VBScript
13 8 (1.48%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.30%) VB
14 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.30%) Groovy
15 6 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (11.69%) ISEB
2 57 (10.58%) ISTQB
3 52 (9.65%) Security Cleared
4 48 (8.91%) Degree
5 35 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.11%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.11%) HND
10 5 (0.93%) CCNP
11 3 (0.56%) HNC
12 2 (0.37%) CCIE
13 1 (0.19%) CCNA
13 1 (0.19%) CISM
13 1 (0.19%) CEH
13 1 (0.19%) CCA
13 1 (0.19%) CISSP
13 1 (0.19%) GWAPT
13 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (18.00%) QA
2 12 (2.23%) 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 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.30%) Firmware
2 6 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.56%) NDS
4 3 (0.56%) GPFS
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (10.95%) 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 54 (10.02%) HP
2 35 (6.49%) Oracle
3 29 (5.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 24 (4.45%) Cisco
4 24 (4.45%) Microsoft
5 15 (2.78%) VMware
6 9 (1.67%) IBM
7 8 (1.48%) SAP
7 8 (1.48%) EMC
8 7 (1.30%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.11%) Agilent
10 5 (0.93%) Nokia
10 5 (0.93%) Citrix
11 4 (0.74%) Juniper
11 4 (0.74%) Symbian
11 4 (0.74%) Adobe
11 4 (0.74%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
12 3 (0.56%) Veritas
12 3 (0.56%) ESRI
Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £28 - £34 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £25 to £32 per hour Rate DOE, 6 Months + Extension, Home work 3 d
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £25 to £30 per hour Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago