The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 330 328 255
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 250 228 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 106 144
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £178 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 34
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44157 42180 48388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.60% 92.69% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 25178 27561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1998 2467
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.68 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% -1.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Test Engineer
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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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +26 87 £375 +9.09% 34
South East -13 79 £313 +25.00% 16
South West -17 29 £288 -4.16% 6
East of England -24 17 £165 -52.85% 23
Yorkshire +14 13 £275 +11.11% 3
North East - 12 £375 -
North West -13 8 £330 +10.00% 5
East Midlands -1 3 £375 +33.92% 3
West Midlands -14 3 £388 +10.71% 4
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 129 (25.34%) SQL
2 127 (24.95%) Selenium
3 119 (23.38%) QA
4 109 (21.41%) Test Scripting
5 106 (20.83%) Scrum
6 104 (20.43%) BDD
7 102 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
8 101 (19.84%) Java
9 100 (19.65%) Test Automation
10 91 (17.88%) ISEB
11 88 (17.29%) C#
12 82 (16.11%) ISTQB
12 82 (16.11%) Cucumber
13 77 (15.13%) .NET
14 76 (14.93%) Telecoms
15 75 (14.73%) Software Testing
16 73 (14.34%) Linux
17 68 (13.36%) Automated Testing
17 68 (13.36%) HP Quality Center
18 64 (12.57%) TDD
19 63 (12.38%) Python
20 61 (11.98%) Web Services
21 60 (11.79%) XML
22 58 (11.39%) Windows
23 57 (11.20%) UNIX
23 57 (11.20%) Ruby
24 56 (11.00%) Finance
25 55 (10.81%) HP
26 54 (10.61%) Security Cleared
26 54 (10.61%) Performance Testing

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.39%) Documentum
1 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.20%) Jetty
2 1 (0.20%) Confluence
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.20%) Node.js
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.20%) SAS
2 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.34%) MS Office
3 10 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.98%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
1 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.20%) BASE24
2 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.57%) Office 365
2 3 (0.59%) GitHub
2 3 (0.59%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.86%) LTE
2 30 (5.89%) UMTS
3 28 (5.50%) GSM
3 28 (5.50%) HTTP
4 24 (4.72%) Ethernet
4 24 (4.72%) Firewall
5 23 (4.52%) GPRS
6 22 (4.32%) 3G
7 21 (4.13%) DVB
8 19 (3.73%) Wireless
8 19 (3.73%) TCP/IP
8 19 (3.73%) Radio Access Network
9 18 (3.54%) Internet
10 17 (3.34%) BGP
11 16 (3.14%) MPLS
11 16 (3.14%) Broadband
12 14 (2.75%) VPN
13 13 (2.55%) ATM
13 13 (2.55%) WCDMA
13 13 (2.55%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.55%) MySQL
5 8 (1.57%) MS Access
6 7 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.79%) SQL Navigator
7 4 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (24.95%) Selenium
2 82 (16.11%) Cucumber
3 51 (10.02%) WebDriver
4 48 (9.43%) JIRA
5 35 (6.88%) LoadRunner
6 34 (6.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (6.29%) JUnit
7 32 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (6.09%) Visual Studio
9 29 (5.70%) Jenkins
10 24 (4.72%) SoapUI
11 20 (3.93%) SpecFlow
12 19 (3.73%) JBehave
13 17 (3.34%) JMeter
14 15 (2.95%) Git (software)
15 14 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
15 14 (2.75%) Calabash
15 14 (2.75%) Bugzilla
15 14 (2.75%) Subversion
16 13 (2.55%) WATIR
General
1 76 (14.93%) Telecoms
2 56 (11.00%) Finance
3 27 (5.30%) Electronics
4 16 (3.14%) Games
5 13 (2.55%) Banking
6 12 (2.36%) Billing
7 11 (2.16%) Military
8 10 (1.96%) Retail
9 6 (1.18%) Publishing
10 5 (0.98%) Avionics
11 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 3 (0.59%) Automotive
12 3 (0.59%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.39%) Marketing
14 1 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.13%) .NET
2 61 (11.98%) Web Services
3 60 (11.79%) XML
4 44 (8.64%) SOAP
5 39 (7.66%) REST
6 23 (4.52%) HTML
7 19 (3.73%) WCF
8 18 (3.54%) WPF
9 13 (2.55%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.55%) JSON
10 9 (1.77%) Middleware
11 8 (1.57%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.57%) Gherkin
12 7 (1.38%) CSS
12 7 (1.38%) Spring
12 7 (1.38%) RESTful
13 5 (0.98%) XSLT
13 5 (0.98%) WAP
14 4 (0.79%) WML
15 3 (0.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.50%) STB
2 26 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.13%) Open Source
4 19 (3.73%) MPEG
5 17 (3.34%) IPTV
6 15 (2.95%) DTV
7 14 (2.75%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.96%) Firmware
8 10 (1.96%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.77%) Video on Demand
10 8 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.98%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.79%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.79%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.59%) Handset
13 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.34%) Linux
2 58 (11.39%) Windows
3 57 (11.20%) UNIX
4 17 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 16 (3.14%) Android
6 10 (1.96%) Solaris
7 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.20%) NetWare
10 1 (0.20%) zOS
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
10 1 (0.20%) HPUX
10 1 (0.20%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.41%) Test Scripting
2 106 (20.83%) Scrum
3 104 (20.43%) BDD
4 102 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (19.65%) Test Automation
6 75 (14.73%) Software Testing
7 68 (13.36%) Automated Testing
8 64 (12.57%) TDD
9 54 (10.61%) Performance Testing
10 51 (10.02%) Automation Testing
11 39 (7.66%) Test Strategy
12 37 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (6.88%) E-Commerce
14 32 (6.29%) Regression Testing
15 30 (5.89%) Software Engineering
16 29 (5.70%) Manual Testing
16 29 (5.70%) Integration Testing
17 24 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (4.52%) Test Management
19 18 (3.54%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 129 (25.34%) SQL
2 101 (19.84%) Java
3 88 (17.29%) C#
4 63 (12.38%) Python
5 57 (11.20%) Ruby
6 33 (6.48%) Perl
7 32 (6.29%) JavaScript
8 28 (5.50%) C++
9 25 (4.91%) C
10 24 (4.72%) PHP
11 21 (4.13%) Bash Shell
12 16 (3.14%) VB
13 15 (2.95%) VB.NET
14 12 (2.36%) VBScript
14 12 (2.36%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.38%) Tcl
16 7 (1.38%) Scala
17 4 (0.79%) Groovy
17 4 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (17.88%) ISEB
2 82 (16.11%) ISTQB
3 54 (10.61%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.84%) Degree
5 37 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.98%) CCNP
9 5 (0.98%) HND
10 4 (0.79%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.59%) HNC
12 2 (0.39%) CCIE
12 2 (0.39%) CCNA
13 1 (0.20%) MCITP
13 1 (0.20%) PhD
13 1 (0.20%) CCIP
13 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (23.38%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.20%) DO-160
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.98%) NDS
4 2 (0.39%) Nmap
4 2 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 68 (13.36%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.38%) OPNET
3 2 (0.39%) OpenView
3 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 55 (10.81%) HP
2 47 (9.23%) Oracle
3 31 (6.09%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.50%) Cisco
5 18 (3.54%) VMware
6 14 (2.75%) Huawei
7 11 (2.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 9 (1.77%) IBM
9 8 (1.57%) SAP
9 8 (1.57%) Nortel
9 8 (1.57%) Juniper
9 8 (1.57%) Agilent
10 7 (1.38%) BT
10 7 (1.38%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.18%) Citrix
12 5 (0.98%) Ericsson
12 5 (0.98%) SOASTA, Inc
13 4 (0.79%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (0.79%) CheckPoint
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