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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 326 357 347
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 285 251 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.53% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 120 144
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £230 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £22.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £42.51 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +35 84 £375 +9.89% 23
London -13 73 £420 +20.00% 41
South West +22 51 £385 +45.28% 21
Yorkshire -3 21 £350 -14.63% 19
East of England -6 17 £294 -16.07% 13
North West -17 15 £340 +2.25% 17
North East -10 10 £325 -9.23% 1
West Midlands -14 7 £321 +18.43%
East Midlands -11 5 £335 -0.74% 3
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 179 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.00%) Selenium
2 130 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 111 (21.35%) QA
4 106 (20.38%) Java
5 95 (18.27%) Cucumber
6 89 (17.12%) Automated Testing
7 88 (16.92%) BDD
8 87 (16.73%) Test Scripting
9 82 (15.77%) SQL
10 80 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 78 (15.00%) Python
12 74 (14.23%) JavaScript
13 73 (14.04%) Linux
14 72 (13.85%) C#
15 71 (13.65%) JIRA
16 70 (13.46%) Web Services
17 67 (12.88%) Windows
17 67 (12.88%) WebDriver
18 61 (11.73%) ISTQB
19 59 (11.35%) Scrum
19 59 (11.35%) .NET
20 58 (11.15%) TDD
21 57 (10.96%) Software Testing
22 52 (10.00%) Jenkins
23 51 (9.81%) Automation Testing
23 51 (9.81%) ISEB
24 46 (8.85%) SC Cleared
25 44 (8.46%) Software Engineering
25 44 (8.46%) Ruby

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (7.12%) Node.js
2 9 (1.73%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.15%) CMS
3 6 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.77%) Confluence
4 4 (0.77%) WordPress
5 3 (0.58%) IIS
5 3 (0.58%) Jetty
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Apache
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.08%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (4.62%) Magento
2 6 (1.15%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.38%) GitHub
2 25 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.04%) 3G
2 18 (3.46%) HTTP
3 13 (2.50%) LTE
4 12 (2.31%) BGP
5 11 (2.12%) MPLS
5 11 (2.12%) VoIP
6 10 (1.92%) Wireshark
7 9 (1.73%) GSM
8 8 (1.54%) 4G
8 8 (1.54%) GPRS
9 7 (1.35%) Diameter Protocol
9 7 (1.35%) Internet
9 7 (1.35%) OSPF
9 7 (1.35%) VLAN
9 7 (1.35%) VPN
10 6 (1.15%) Broadband
10 6 (1.15%) MVNO
10 6 (1.15%) Network Security
10 6 (1.15%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.12%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.73%) GIS
4 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.73%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.73%) MySQL
5 5 (0.96%) Big Data
6 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.38%) DB2
8 2 (0.38%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 130 (25.00%) Selenium
2 95 (18.27%) Cucumber
3 71 (13.65%) JIRA
4 67 (12.88%) WebDriver
5 52 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 35 (6.73%) SoapUI
7 31 (5.96%) Git (software)
8 25 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 24 (4.62%) Visual Studio
10 19 (3.65%) Maven
11 18 (3.46%) SpecFlow
12 16 (3.08%) LoadRunner
12 16 (3.08%) Subversion
13 15 (2.88%) LabVIEW
14 14 (2.69%) HP UFT
14 14 (2.69%) Jasmine
14 14 (2.69%) JMeter
15 13 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (2.31%) Eclipse
17 11 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
General
1 42 (8.08%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.54%) Finance
3 21 (4.04%) Games
4 20 (3.85%) Electronics
5 14 (2.69%) Banking
6 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.92%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.92%) Retail
8 9 (1.73%) Publishing
9 7 (1.35%) Automotive
10 6 (1.15%) Billing
11 4 (0.77%) Marketing
11 4 (0.77%) Military
12 3 (0.58%) Avionics
12 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.46%) Web Services
2 59 (11.35%) .NET
3 38 (7.31%) SOAP
4 36 (6.92%) XML
5 30 (5.77%) REST
6 26 (5.00%) HTML
7 19 (3.65%) .NET Framework
7 19 (3.65%) ASP.NET
8 17 (3.27%) WSDL
9 14 (2.69%) HTML5
9 14 (2.69%) jQuery
9 14 (2.69%) RESTful
10 12 (2.31%) AngularJS
11 11 (2.12%) JSON
12 10 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (1.92%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.35%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.35%) Spring
13 7 (1.35%) Unreal Engine
14 6 (1.15%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.58%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.69%) IPTV
5 12 (2.31%) STB
5 12 (2.31%) User Experience
6 11 (2.12%) Smart Meter
7 9 (1.73%) Handset
8 7 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.35%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.15%) MPEG
10 5 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.96%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.96%) DTV
10 5 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.77%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.04%) Linux
2 67 (12.88%) Windows
3 32 (6.15%) Android
4 29 (5.58%) Apple iOS
5 28 (5.38%) Unix
6 14 (2.69%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) SUSE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (34.42%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 89 (17.12%) Automated Testing
4 88 (16.92%) BDD
5 87 (16.73%) Test Scripting
6 59 (11.35%) Scrum
7 58 (11.15%) TDD
8 57 (10.96%) Software Testing
9 51 (9.81%) Automation Testing
10 44 (8.46%) Software Engineering
11 43 (8.27%) Regression Testing
11 43 (8.27%) Validation
12 38 (7.31%) SDLC
13 35 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (6.73%) Defect Management
14 34 (6.54%) E-Commerce
14 34 (6.54%) Manual Testing
15 31 (5.96%) Integration Testing
15 31 (5.96%) Non-Functional Testing
15 31 (5.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (20.38%) Java
2 82 (15.77%) SQL
3 78 (15.00%) Python
4 74 (14.23%) JavaScript
5 72 (13.85%) C#
6 44 (8.46%) Ruby
7 41 (7.88%) C++
8 36 (6.92%) C
9 21 (4.04%) Perl
10 18 (3.46%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.46%) Scala
11 11 (2.12%) Groovy
11 11 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.12%) VBA
11 11 (2.12%) VBScript
12 10 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.73%) PHP
14 7 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 6 (1.15%) CoffeeScript
15 6 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 61 (11.73%) ISTQB
3 51 (9.81%) ISEB
4 46 (8.85%) SC Cleared
5 36 (6.92%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.35%) Degree
7 22 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.77%) CCNP
11 2 (0.38%) CCNA
11 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) HNC
11 2 (0.38%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.38%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.19%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) MCP
12 1 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (21.35%) QA
2 10 (1.92%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.35%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.96%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.77%) WCAG
6 3 (0.58%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.38%) SDET
7 2 (0.38%) TickIT
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.19%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.19%) MISRA
8 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (4.62%) Docker
2 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (4.04%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.15%) Puppet
3 3 (0.58%) Iperf
4 2 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.19%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.35%) Oracle
3 28 (5.38%) HP
4 17 (3.27%) VMware
5 16 (3.08%) Cisco
6 12 (2.31%) IBM
7 8 (1.54%) Serena
8 6 (1.15%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.15%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.15%) Juniper
8 6 (1.15%) New Relic
8 6 (1.15%) Nokia
9 5 (0.96%) BT
9 5 (0.96%) Huawei
9 5 (0.96%) Sybase
10 4 (0.77%) Adobe
10 4 (0.77%) SAP
11 3 (0.58%) CA
11 3 (0.58%) EMC
11 3 (0.58%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day £300-360/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £225 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Wenham Carter
Rate: Negotiable on experince
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £468 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £32 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 300-375 Per Day 300-375 / day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 30000-45000 Per Annum + share options
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago