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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 385 325 338
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 205 277 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 199 105
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £182 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £25.28 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £158.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.00%
Test Engineer
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
South East -18 89 £263 -14.28% 24
London -38 59 £335 -10.66% 27
East of England +15 17 £275 -8.33% 18
South West -8 10 £314 +14.09% 9
Yorkshire -15 8 £325 +38.29% 4
East Midlands +10 6 £294 -6.74% 5
North West -18 6 £500 +77.77% 5
North East -6 5 £198 -45.51%
West Midlands -9 5 £269 - 3
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 137 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (22.65%) Selenium
3 99 (22.20%) Test Automation
4 83 (18.61%) Java
5 80 (17.94%) Test Scripting
6 79 (17.71%) Telecoms
7 78 (17.49%) QA
8 75 (16.82%) Python
9 72 (16.14%) Linux
10 62 (13.90%) Scrum
11 58 (13.00%) Security Cleared
12 55 (12.33%) Validation
13 52 (11.66%) C#
14 51 (11.43%) Software Testing
15 50 (11.21%) Microsoft
16 47 (10.54%) ISEB
16 47 (10.54%) SQL
16 47 (10.54%) Windows
17 46 (10.31%) 3G
17 46 (10.31%) WebDriver
18 45 (10.09%) Cucumber
18 45 (10.09%) Automation Testing
19 44 (9.87%) Automated Testing
19 44 (9.87%) JIRA
20 43 (9.64%) TDD
20 43 (9.64%) HP
21 42 (9.42%) BDD
22 40 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
23 38 (8.52%) Software Engineering
24 37 (8.30%) UNIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.35%) JBoss
2 6 (1.35%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.12%) CMS
4 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.22%) Confluence
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Drupal
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.14%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.22%) Simulink
5 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.45%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.90%) SaaS
2 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.31%) 3G
2 27 (6.05%) LTE
3 24 (5.38%) 4G
4 22 (4.93%) GSM
4 22 (4.93%) Wireless
5 17 (3.81%) VoLTE
6 15 (3.36%) Wireshark
6 15 (3.36%) 2G
7 13 (2.91%) SS7
7 13 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.91%) UMTS
7 13 (2.91%) VoIP
8 12 (2.69%) Internet
9 10 (2.24%) SIGTRAN
10 8 (1.79%) LDAP
10 8 (1.79%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.79%) SGSN
11 7 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.57%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.91%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.45%) Big Data
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.45%) MySQL
5 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.22%) HBase
6 1 (0.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 101 (22.65%) Selenium
2 46 (10.31%) WebDriver
3 45 (10.09%) Cucumber
4 44 (9.87%) JIRA
5 26 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.36%) LoadRunner
8 14 (3.14%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (2.91%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.91%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (2.69%) LabVIEW
10 12 (2.69%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (2.47%) Subversion
11 11 (2.47%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.24%) Hudson
12 10 (2.24%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.24%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.02%) Maven
13 9 (2.02%) eggPlant
General
1 79 (17.71%) Telecoms
2 28 (6.28%) Electronics
3 24 (5.38%) Finance
4 15 (3.36%) Retail
5 10 (2.24%) Automotive
6 8 (1.79%) Billing
7 7 (1.57%) Military
8 6 (1.35%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.90%) Games
9 4 (0.90%) Avionics
10 3 (0.67%) Marketing
10 3 (0.67%) Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.95%) .NET
2 23 (5.16%) HTML
3 16 (3.59%) XML
4 14 (3.14%) Web Services
4 14 (3.14%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.02%) SOAP
6 8 (1.79%) J2EE
6 8 (1.79%) WPF
6 8 (1.79%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.35%) JSON
7 6 (1.35%) HTML5
8 5 (1.12%) REST
8 5 (1.12%) RESTful
8 5 (1.12%) WCF
8 5 (1.12%) Android SDK
9 4 (0.90%) ADO.NET
9 4 (0.90%) JSP
9 4 (0.90%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.67%) JRuby
10 3 (0.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.69%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.24%) Replication
6 8 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (1.57%) Open Source
7 7 (1.57%) IPTV
7 7 (1.57%) STB
8 5 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.12%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.12%) DTV
8 5 (1.12%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.12%) MPEG
9 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.90%) Handset
9 4 (0.90%) PKI
9 4 (0.90%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.67%) User Experience
11 2 (0.45%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.14%) Linux
2 47 (10.54%) Windows
3 37 (8.30%) UNIX
4 28 (6.28%) Android
5 24 (5.38%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.35%) VMS
7 5 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.67%) AIX
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.45%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) bada
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) VME
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (30.72%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (22.20%) Test Automation
3 80 (17.94%) Test Scripting
4 62 (13.90%) Scrum
5 55 (12.33%) Validation
6 51 (11.43%) Software Testing
7 45 (10.09%) Automation Testing
8 44 (9.87%) Automated Testing
9 43 (9.64%) TDD
10 42 (9.42%) BDD
11 38 (8.52%) Software Engineering
12 36 (8.07%) Regression Testing
13 34 (7.62%) Manual Testing
13 34 (7.62%) Test Strategy
14 29 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (5.38%) Performance Testing
15 24 (5.38%) System Testing
16 20 (4.48%) Integration Testing
17 18 (4.04%) E-Commerce
17 18 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.61%) Java
2 75 (16.82%) Python
3 52 (11.66%) C#
4 47 (10.54%) SQL
5 27 (6.05%) JavaScript
6 26 (5.83%) Ruby
7 22 (4.93%) Shell Script
8 20 (4.48%) C
9 19 (4.26%) Perl
10 12 (2.69%) C++
11 11 (2.47%) PHP
12 6 (1.35%) VB
13 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.90%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.90%) Groovy
14 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.67%) Jython
15 3 (0.67%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.54%) ISEB
3 35 (7.85%) SC Cleared
4 34 (7.62%) ISTQB
5 32 (7.17%) Degree
6 19 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (4.04%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.91%) CCNP
10 8 (1.79%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.12%) HNC
12 4 (0.90%) MCITP
13 3 (0.67%) CCNA
13 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.45%) HND
14 2 (0.45%) CCA
15 1 (0.22%) MCTS
15 1 (0.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (17.49%) QA
2 4 (0.90%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) JTAG
4 1 (0.22%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.22%) GCP
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
System Software
1 9 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (2.02%) Firmware
1 9 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.35%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.67%) NDS
4 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 40 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.69%) Puppet
3 6 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.67%) Netcool
4 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.45%) Ansible
5 2 (0.45%) Iperf
5 2 (0.45%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 50 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.64%) HP
3 27 (6.05%) Oracle
4 22 (4.93%) Cisco
5 17 (3.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 16 (3.59%) VMware
7 11 (2.47%) Juniper
8 10 (2.24%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.57%) Google
9 7 (1.57%) EMC
10 6 (1.35%) McAfee
10 6 (1.35%) F5
11 4 (0.90%) Citrix
11 4 (0.90%) Adobe
11 4 (0.90%) Nokia
11 4 (0.90%) IBM
11 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.67%) Perforce
12 3 (0.67%) Siemens
12 3 (0.67%) Ericsson
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