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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 392 336 368
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 209 268 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.58% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 164 114
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 25
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 79 £400 +10.34% 20
South East -56 50 £338 +20.53% 29
East of England -5 23 £355 +1.06% 19
North West -23 14 £350 +5.66% 5
North East -20 13 £308 -13.98% 2
South West -24 13 £243 -30.71% 4
Yorkshire -23 9 £288 +4.54% 8
East Midlands -10 4 - - 2
West Midlands -1 2 - - 3
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 143 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 108 (25.96%) Selenium
4 94 (22.60%) Java
5 84 (20.19%) QA
6 78 (18.75%) C#
7 74 (17.79%) SQL
8 73 (17.55%) Scrum
9 67 (16.11%) Test Scripting
10 61 (14.66%) Telecoms
11 58 (13.94%) Security Cleared
12 54 (12.98%) WebDriver
13 52 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 52 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 52 (12.50%) Linux
14 51 (12.26%) Microsoft
14 51 (12.26%) Validation
14 51 (12.26%) Automated Testing
15 50 (12.02%) Cucumber
16 49 (11.78%) TDD
16 49 (11.78%) JIRA
16 49 (11.78%) .NET
17 44 (10.58%) Finance
18 43 (10.34%) Performance Testing
18 43 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
19 41 (9.86%) Python
20 40 (9.62%) BDD
20 40 (9.62%) SC Cleared
20 40 (9.62%) Automation Testing
21 38 (9.13%) Jenkins

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.44%) Confluence
3 6 (1.44%) JBoss
4 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.20%) CMS
5 4 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
6 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.24%) IIS
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.68%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Unica
3 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.44%) Office 365
2 4 (0.96%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.72%) SaaS
4 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) PaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.89%) 3G
2 25 (6.01%) LTE
3 19 (4.57%) 4G
3 19 (4.57%) GSM
4 14 (3.37%) Diameter Protocol
5 13 (3.13%) VoLTE
5 13 (3.13%) UMTS
5 13 (3.13%) Wireless
6 12 (2.88%) SS7
6 12 (2.88%) Wireshark
6 12 (2.88%) SMS
6 12 (2.88%) MPLS
7 11 (2.64%) Broadband
7 11 (2.64%) BGP
8 10 (2.40%) VoIP
9 9 (2.16%) HTTP
9 9 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 9 (2.16%) 2G
9 9 (2.16%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (1.92%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.16%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.68%) DB2
5 6 (1.44%) Big Data
6 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.20%) MySQL
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.24%) HBase
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 108 (25.96%) Selenium
2 54 (12.98%) WebDriver
3 50 (12.02%) Cucumber
4 49 (11.78%) JIRA
5 38 (9.13%) Jenkins
6 37 (8.89%) SoapUI
7 19 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.57%) JUnit
8 17 (4.09%) LoadRunner
8 17 (4.09%) JMeter
9 15 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
9 15 (3.61%) SpecFlow
10 13 (3.13%) HP UFT
11 11 (2.64%) RSpec
12 10 (2.40%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.40%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.40%) NUnit
13 8 (1.92%) Maven
13 8 (1.92%) Git (software)
14 7 (1.68%) eggPlant
General
1 61 (14.66%) Telecoms
2 44 (10.58%) Finance
3 17 (4.09%) Electronics
4 15 (3.61%) Banking
5 11 (2.64%) Retail
6 9 (2.16%) Games
7 8 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.68%) Military
8 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.44%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.20%) Billing
10 5 (1.20%) Marketing
11 4 (0.96%) French Language
11 4 (0.96%) Automotive
12 3 (0.72%) Publishing
12 3 (0.72%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.48%) Avionics
13 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.48%) Back Office
14 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.78%) .NET
2 36 (8.65%) Web Services
3 34 (8.17%) SOAP
4 28 (6.73%) XML
5 22 (5.29%) HTML
6 16 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.37%) WPF
8 12 (2.88%) REST
9 11 (2.64%) Gherkin
10 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (1.68%) WCF
10 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (1.68%) J2EE
10 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (1.44%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (1.44%) WinForms
11 6 (1.44%) JSON
12 5 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.20%) Middleware
13 4 (0.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.88%) User Experience
3 11 (2.64%) Video on Demand
3 11 (2.64%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.40%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.16%) IPTV
6 7 (1.68%) Handset
7 6 (1.44%) STB
8 5 (1.20%) DTV
8 5 (1.20%) iSeries
8 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.96%) AS400
9 4 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.72%) NHS
10 3 (0.72%) PKI
10 3 (0.72%) MPEG
10 3 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 52 (12.50%) Linux
2 36 (8.65%) Windows
3 27 (6.49%) UNIX
4 19 (4.57%) Android
5 17 (4.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.96%) VMS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.48%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) VME
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.92%) Test Automation
3 73 (17.55%) Scrum
4 67 (16.11%) Test Scripting
5 52 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 52 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 51 (12.26%) Validation
6 51 (12.26%) Automated Testing
7 49 (11.78%) TDD
8 43 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 40 (9.62%) BDD
9 40 (9.62%) Automation Testing
10 37 (8.89%) Test Strategy
11 28 (6.73%) System Testing
11 28 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (6.25%) Manual Testing
13 24 (5.77%) Integration Testing
14 22 (5.29%) User Stories
14 22 (5.29%) Software Engineering
15 21 (5.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.60%) Java
2 78 (18.75%) C#
3 74 (17.79%) SQL
4 41 (9.86%) Python
5 31 (7.45%) Ruby
6 28 (6.73%) JavaScript
7 15 (3.61%) C++
7 15 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.88%) C
9 11 (2.64%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.40%) Scala
10 10 (2.40%) Groovy
11 9 (2.16%) Perl
12 6 (1.44%) PHP
12 6 (1.44%) VBScript
13 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.96%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.72%) VB
15 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (13.94%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.69%) Degree
4 28 (6.73%) ISEB
5 20 (4.81%) ISTQB
6 15 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.16%) CCNP
8 9 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.44%) CCNA
10 3 (0.72%) MCITP
10 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.72%) HNC
10 3 (0.72%) HND
10 3 (0.72%) MCSA
10 3 (0.72%) VCP4
10 3 (0.72%) VCP5
11 2 (0.48%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (20.19%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.48%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
3 1 (0.24%) GxP
3 1 (0.24%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (1.92%) Firmware
2 6 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.96%) XenServer
5 3 (0.72%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.96%) Puppet
3 2 (0.48%) Iperf
3 2 (0.48%) Netcool
3 2 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 51 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.41%) HP
3 24 (5.77%) Oracle
4 14 (3.37%) VMware
5 13 (3.13%) Sybase
6 11 (2.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 10 (2.40%) Cisco
7 10 (2.40%) IBM
8 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.96%) BT
9 4 (0.96%) EMC
9 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.96%) Endeca
9 4 (0.96%) Google
9 4 (0.96%) Coremetrics
10 3 (0.72%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.72%) F5
10 3 (0.72%) Citrix
10 3 (0.72%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.72%) Nokia
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