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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 374 404 352
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 279 236 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 144 177
Median daily rate £400 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £56.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
47944 50257 47513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.85% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31596 32555 29259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 1901 1913
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.28 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +4.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 2016.

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 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 102 £450 +20.00% 41
South East +37 74 £313 -3.84% 15
South West +31 33 £450 +69.81% 15
East of England +18 28 £360 +1.40% 17
West Midlands -23 13 £363 - 3
North West +12 12 £323 -4.44% 6
Yorkshire +3 12 £385 +26.22% 6
North East -33 5 £300 -2.43% 3
East Midlands -3 2 - - 5
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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.

1 239 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (32.64%) Test Automation
3 177 (30.89%) Selenium
4 171 (29.84%) Java
5 153 (26.70%) QA
6 135 (23.56%) Cucumber
7 110 (19.20%) BDD
8 107 (18.67%) Python
9 105 (18.32%) TDD
10 96 (16.75%) Linux
11 95 (16.58%) Scrum
12 92 (16.06%) SQL
12 92 (16.06%) JIRA
13 90 (15.71%) Automated Testing
14 85 (14.83%) Jenkins
15 83 (14.49%) Test Scripting
16 82 (14.31%) WebDriver
17 78 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
17 78 (13.61%) Software Engineering
18 77 (13.44%) C#
19 74 (12.91%) Software Testing
20 73 (12.74%) ISTQB
21 71 (12.39%) Ruby
22 70 (12.22%) Functional Testing
23 69 (12.04%) Automation Testing
23 69 (12.04%) Performance Testing
24 67 (11.69%) Security Cleared
25 66 (11.52%) Regression Testing
25 66 (11.52%) ISEB
26 59 (10.30%) Web Services

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 13 (2.27%) Confluence
2 9 (1.57%) JBoss
3 8 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.22%) IIS
5 6 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.87%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.87%) CMS
6 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.70%) Jetty
7 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.52%) Apache
8 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (4.19%) MS Office
2 14 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.52%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (2.62%) PaaS
2 8 (1.40%) SaaS
3 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
6 2 (0.35%) CloudBees
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.14%) LTE
2 17 (2.97%) 3G
3 14 (2.44%) Bluetooth
3 14 (2.44%) WLAN
4 12 (2.09%) DVB
5 11 (1.92%) VLAN
6 10 (1.75%) 4G
6 10 (1.75%) Firewall
7 9 (1.57%) 2G
7 9 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.40%) VPN
8 8 (1.40%) Wireless
9 7 (1.22%) NFC
9 7 (1.22%) Value-Added Service
10 6 (1.05%) MVNO
10 6 (1.05%) SAN
10 6 (1.05%) SNMP
11 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.87%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.70%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 14 (2.44%) MySQL
3 13 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.57%) Big Data
4 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.87%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.87%) OrientDB
7 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.70%) DB2
7 4 (0.70%) MS Access
7 4 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.35%) HPCC
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 177 (30.89%) Selenium
2 135 (23.56%) Cucumber
3 92 (16.06%) JIRA
4 85 (14.83%) Jenkins
5 82 (14.31%) WebDriver
6 48 (8.38%) Git (software)
7 40 (6.98%) Appium
8 36 (6.28%) JUnit
9 35 (6.11%) SpecFlow
10 32 (5.58%) Maven
11 25 (4.36%) SoapUI
12 24 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (4.19%) HP UFT
13 22 (3.84%) JMeter
13 22 (3.84%) LoadRunner
14 21 (3.66%) Ant
15 17 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (2.79%) Calabash
17 15 (2.62%) TeamCity
18 14 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 39 (6.81%) Finance
2 37 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.54%) Games
4 19 (3.32%) Retail
5 18 (3.14%) Banking
6 17 (2.97%) Electronics
7 10 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.57%) Publishing
9 7 (1.22%) Automotive
10 5 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.87%) Marketing
11 4 (0.70%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) Military
13 2 (0.35%) Avionics
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.17%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.30%) Web Services
2 40 (6.98%) .NET
2 40 (6.98%) REST
3 35 (6.11%) Node.js
4 34 (5.93%) HTML
4 34 (5.93%) XML
5 31 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 22 (3.84%) SOAP
7 20 (3.49%) RESTful
8 17 (2.97%) HTML5
9 14 (2.44%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.44%) ASP.NET
10 13 (2.27%) JSON
10 13 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (1.40%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.22%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.22%) Spring
13 6 (1.05%) Behat
13 6 (1.05%) JMS
13 6 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.33%) Computer Science
2 28 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.32%) Embedded Systems
3 19 (3.32%) STB
4 17 (2.97%) Smart Meter
5 13 (2.27%) IPTV
5 13 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.57%) User Experience
7 8 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.05%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.05%) Video on Demand
9 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.87%) ASTM
9 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.87%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.70%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.75%) Linux
2 54 (9.42%) Windows
3 51 (8.90%) Unix
4 24 (4.19%) Android
5 22 (3.84%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.35%) AIX
7 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Fedora
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (41.71%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (32.64%) Test Automation
3 110 (19.20%) BDD
4 105 (18.32%) TDD
5 95 (16.58%) Scrum
6 90 (15.71%) Automated Testing
7 83 (14.49%) Test Scripting
8 78 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (13.61%) Software Engineering
9 74 (12.91%) Software Testing
10 70 (12.22%) Functional Testing
11 69 (12.04%) Automation Testing
11 69 (12.04%) Performance Testing
12 66 (11.52%) Regression Testing
13 51 (8.90%) Exploratory Testing
14 45 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 42 (7.33%) SDLC
16 40 (6.98%) E-Commerce
17 39 (6.81%) Integration Testing
17 39 (6.81%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 171 (29.84%) Java
2 107 (18.67%) Python
3 92 (16.06%) SQL
4 77 (13.44%) C#
5 71 (12.39%) Ruby
6 58 (10.12%) JavaScript
7 38 (6.63%) Perl
8 32 (5.58%) C
9 24 (4.19%) Scala
9 24 (4.19%) Shell Script
10 23 (4.01%) C++
11 21 (3.66%) Groovy
11 21 (3.66%) PHP
12 12 (2.09%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.09%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.57%) VBA
14 7 (1.22%) VB
15 6 (1.05%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.05%) VBScript
16 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (12.74%) ISTQB
2 67 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 66 (11.52%) ISEB
4 55 (9.60%) Degree
5 37 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 29 (5.06%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.70%) CCNA
10 4 (0.70%) HND
10 4 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) CEH
12 1 (0.17%) ECSA
12 1 (0.17%) HNC
12 1 (0.17%) MCT
12 1 (0.17%) OSCP
12 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (26.70%) QA
2 40 (6.98%) SDET
3 5 (0.87%) DO-160
3 5 (0.87%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.52%) WCAG
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) JTAG
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.17%) ECSS
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) MISRA
6 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (2.09%) Docker
2 6 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.35%) Firmware
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 42 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.27%) Puppet
3 7 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.05%) Ansible
5 5 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.52%) SCCM
7 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.35%) Nagios
7 2 (0.35%) Nmap
7 2 (0.35%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.17%) Cacti
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.17%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 42 (7.33%) HP
2 39 (6.81%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.81%) Oracle
3 13 (2.27%) VMware
4 11 (1.92%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.40%) IBM
5 8 (1.40%) Rally
6 6 (1.05%) Cisco
7 5 (0.87%) EMC
7 5 (0.87%) F5
7 5 (0.87%) Perforce
7 5 (0.87%) Veritas
8 4 (0.70%) SAP
9 3 (0.52%) Adobe
9 3 (0.52%) Huawei
9 3 (0.52%) NetApp
9 3 (0.52%) Nokia
9 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.52%) Serena
9 3 (0.52%) Tektronix
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