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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 327 444 332
Rank change year-on-year
+117 -112
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 325 211 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.42% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 115 198
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.16 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +47 120 £425 +6.25% 50
South East +53 76 £330 -6.04% 11
South West +34 38 £413 +55.66% 14
East of England +15 34 £368 +3.52% 18
North West +23 17 £350 - 11
Yorkshire +18 14 £343 +14.64% 10
North East -22 14 £300 -2.43% 1
West Midlands -9 12 £306 - 1
East Midlands -6 2 - - 2
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 257 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (35.97%) Selenium
3 190 (32.70%) Test Automation
4 186 (32.01%) QA
4 186 (32.01%) Java
5 149 (25.65%) Cucumber
6 117 (20.14%) TDD
7 113 (19.45%) BDD
8 107 (18.42%) Automated Testing
9 104 (17.90%) Python
10 102 (17.56%) Jenkins
11 98 (16.87%) Linux
12 95 (16.35%) JIRA
12 95 (16.35%) Test Scripting
13 93 (16.01%) SQL
14 89 (15.32%) Scrum
15 86 (14.80%) WebDriver
16 84 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
17 81 (13.94%) Automation Testing
18 79 (13.60%) Software Engineering
19 74 (12.74%) C#
20 73 (12.56%) Software Testing
21 72 (12.39%) Performance Testing
22 71 (12.22%) ISTQB
23 70 (12.05%) Security Cleared
24 67 (11.53%) Ruby
25 65 (11.19%) Regression Testing
25 65 (11.19%) Functional Testing
26 64 (11.02%) JavaScript
27 57 (9.81%) ISEB

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 18 (3.10%) Confluence
2 9 (1.55%) JBoss
3 8 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.20%) IIS
4 7 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.86%) Apache
6 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.69%) CMS
8 3 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.52%) Jetty
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.17%) Mule
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (3.27%) MS Office
2 14 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.52%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.34%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.34%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.34%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.75%) PaaS
2 14 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.20%) SaaS
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.34%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.34%) GitHub
5 2 (0.34%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.58%) Bluetooth
2 14 (2.41%) 3G
3 13 (2.24%) LTE
4 11 (1.89%) WLAN
5 9 (1.55%) 2G
5 9 (1.55%) SNMP
5 9 (1.55%) VLAN
6 8 (1.38%) 4G
6 8 (1.38%) Firewall
6 8 (1.38%) NFC
6 8 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.20%) DVB
8 6 (1.03%) VPN
8 6 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.03%) Wireless
8 6 (1.03%) ZigBee
9 5 (0.86%) BGP
9 5 (0.86%) MPLS
9 5 (0.86%) VoLTE
10 4 (0.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.58%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.03%) Big Data
6 6 (1.03%) MySQL
6 6 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.86%) OrientDB
8 4 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.69%) DB2
8 4 (0.69%) MS Access
8 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.34%) HPCC
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Redis
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 209 (35.97%) Selenium
2 149 (25.65%) Cucumber
3 102 (17.56%) Jenkins
4 95 (16.35%) JIRA
5 86 (14.80%) WebDriver
6 48 (8.26%) Git (software)
7 47 (8.09%) JUnit
8 39 (6.71%) Appium
9 38 (6.54%) Maven
9 38 (6.54%) SpecFlow
10 34 (5.85%) HP UFT
11 31 (5.34%) SoapUI
12 27 (4.65%) Ant
12 27 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 26 (4.48%) LoadRunner
14 25 (4.30%) JMeter
15 21 (3.61%) TeamCity
16 18 (3.10%) RSpec
17 17 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (2.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (7.75%) Finance
2 32 (5.51%) Games
3 29 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.44%) Banking
5 15 (2.58%) Retail
6 13 (2.24%) Electronics
7 9 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.55%) Publishing
8 8 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.20%) Automotive
9 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.86%) Advertising
10 5 (0.86%) Marketing
11 2 (0.34%) Avionics
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Welsh Language
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.09%) Web Services
2 43 (7.40%) .NET
3 42 (7.23%) HTML
4 37 (6.37%) Node.js
4 37 (6.37%) XML
5 33 (5.68%) REST
6 29 (4.99%) Gherkin
7 22 (3.79%) JSON
8 20 (3.44%) RESTful
9 19 (3.27%) SOAP
10 18 (3.10%) HTML5
11 17 (2.93%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.58%) RabbitMQ
13 14 (2.41%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.89%) CSS
15 10 (1.72%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.55%) Hibernate
16 9 (1.55%) Spring
17 7 (1.20%) jQuery
17 7 (1.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.71%) Computer Science
2 21 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.75%) Smart Meter
4 15 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
5 14 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.41%) STB
6 9 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.20%) IPTV
7 7 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.20%) User Experience
8 6 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 5 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.86%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.86%) Video on Demand
10 4 (0.69%) Mobile Games
10 4 (0.69%) MPEG
10 4 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.87%) Linux
2 54 (9.29%) Windows
3 46 (7.92%) Unix
4 22 (3.79%) Android
5 20 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.34%) AIX
8 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Fedora
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
9 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (32.70%) Test Automation
3 117 (20.14%) TDD
4 113 (19.45%) BDD
5 107 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 95 (16.35%) Test Scripting
7 89 (15.32%) Scrum
8 84 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (13.94%) Automation Testing
10 79 (13.60%) Software Engineering
11 73 (12.56%) Software Testing
12 72 (12.39%) Performance Testing
13 65 (11.19%) Functional Testing
13 65 (11.19%) Regression Testing
14 51 (8.78%) Exploratory Testing
15 45 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (7.57%) E-Commerce
16 44 (7.57%) Integration Testing
17 43 (7.40%) SDLC
18 42 (7.23%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 186 (32.01%) Java
2 104 (17.90%) Python
3 93 (16.01%) SQL
4 74 (12.74%) C#
5 67 (11.53%) Ruby
6 64 (11.02%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.85%) Scala
8 33 (5.68%) Perl
9 32 (5.51%) C
10 26 (4.48%) Shell Script
11 22 (3.79%) C++
12 18 (3.10%) Groovy
13 14 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.24%) PHP
14 13 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.20%) VB
15 7 (1.20%) VBA
16 6 (1.03%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.03%) VBScript
17 3 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 71 (12.22%) ISTQB
2 70 (12.05%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.81%) ISEB
4 52 (8.95%) Degree
5 36 (6.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (5.68%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.69%) CCNA
11 4 (0.69%) HND
11 4 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.69%) PhD
12 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.17%) CEH
13 1 (0.17%) ECSA
13 1 (0.17%) OSCP
13 1 (0.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (32.01%) QA
2 45 (7.75%) SDET
3 10 (1.72%) WCAG
4 5 (0.86%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.69%) DO-160
6 3 (0.52%) JTAG
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (2.93%) Docker
2 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.34%) Firmware
4 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 46 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.41%) Puppet
3 11 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.38%) Ansible
5 5 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.34%) Nmap
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
6 2 (0.34%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) OpenView
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.17%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.17%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 48 (8.26%) HP
2 39 (6.71%) Oracle
3 37 (6.37%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.24%) Atlassian
5 11 (1.89%) VMware
6 8 (1.38%) Cisco
6 8 (1.38%) IBM
6 8 (1.38%) Rally
7 7 (1.20%) Huawei
7 7 (1.20%) Perforce
8 5 (0.86%) F5
9 4 (0.69%) Nokia
9 4 (0.69%) SAP
9 4 (0.69%) Sybase
10 3 (0.52%) Adobe
10 3 (0.52%) EMC
10 3 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.52%) Serena
10 3 (0.52%) Tektronix
10 3 (0.52%) Veritas
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