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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 347 323 347
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 230 287 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 169 128
Median daily rate £388 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 40
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £44.40 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +21.21%

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
39347 43465 43051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 94.90% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 28106 27435
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1337 1598 1727
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 +17 81 £405 -2.99% 26
South East -37 46 £375 - 23
South West -9 26 £325 -7.14% 14
East of England +14 25 £445 +36.92% 22
North East -6 15 £340 -0.72% 2
Yorkshire +2 11 £375 +7.14% 11
West Midlands -1 10 £328 -0.75% 2
North West +14 8 £315 -3.07% 8
East Midlands +3 8 £450 +34.32% 5
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 313 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (48.64%) Selenium
3 221 (40.11%) QA
4 200 (36.30%) Cucumber
5 199 (36.12%) Test Automation
6 187 (33.94%) Java
7 147 (26.68%) BDD
8 138 (25.05%) TDD
9 131 (23.77%) WebDriver
10 127 (23.05%) Test Scripting
11 125 (22.69%) Jenkins
12 122 (22.14%) Automated Testing
13 110 (19.96%) Automation Testing
14 94 (17.06%) Python
15 88 (15.97%) C#
16 86 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
17 83 (15.06%) Scrum
18 78 (14.16%) JIRA
19 73 (13.25%) SQL
19 73 (13.25%) JUnit
20 72 (13.07%) Defect Tracking
21 69 (12.52%) Manual Testing
22 67 (12.16%) Software Engineering
22 67 (12.16%) Ruby
23 64 (11.62%) Scala
24 63 (11.43%) Performance Testing
24 63 (11.43%) Security Cleared
25 62 (11.25%) JavaScript
26 59 (10.71%) Linux
27 57 (10.34%) Integration Testing

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 10 (1.81%) Confluence
2 9 (1.63%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.27%) Jetty
3 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.73%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) JBoss
6 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.54%) CMS
6 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.36%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Simulink
4 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.54%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.54%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.54%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.54%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.36%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.90%) PaaS
2 11 (2.00%) GitHub
2 11 (2.00%) SaaS
3 9 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.45%) IaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) CloudBees
6 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.00%) 3G
2 10 (1.81%) 4G
2 10 (1.81%) Bluetooth
2 10 (1.81%) Internet
2 10 (1.81%) LTE
3 9 (1.63%) VoLTE
3 9 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (1.27%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.09%) NFC
5 6 (1.09%) RFID
5 6 (1.09%) WLAN
6 5 (0.91%) BGP
6 5 (0.91%) Firewall
6 5 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.91%) VPLS
7 4 (0.73%) DVB
7 4 (0.73%) IPv4
7 4 (0.73%) IPv6
7 4 (0.73%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.27%) Big Data
5 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.73%) MySQL
7 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.54%) DB2
8 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.54%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 268 (48.64%) Selenium
2 200 (36.30%) Cucumber
3 131 (23.77%) WebDriver
4 125 (22.69%) Jenkins
5 78 (14.16%) JIRA
6 73 (13.25%) JUnit
7 47 (8.53%) Git (software)
8 42 (7.62%) RSpec
8 42 (7.62%) SpecFlow
9 37 (6.72%) SoapUI
10 31 (5.63%) Appium
11 29 (5.26%) JMeter
12 28 (5.08%) HP UFT
13 26 (4.72%) Maven
14 25 (4.54%) TeamCity
15 21 (3.81%) Calabash
15 21 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (3.63%) JBehave
16 20 (3.63%) NUnit
17 16 (2.90%) TestNG
General
1 48 (8.71%) Finance
2 46 (8.35%) Games
3 31 (5.63%) Banking
4 25 (4.54%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.17%) Retail
6 13 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.18%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.81%) Electronics
9 9 (1.63%) Marketing
9 9 (1.63%) Publishing
10 8 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.91%) Advertising
11 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Avionics
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) Front Office
13 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.89%) JSON
2 47 (8.53%) Gherkin
3 41 (7.44%) .NET
4 36 (6.53%) HTML
4 36 (6.53%) Node.js
5 35 (6.35%) XML
6 32 (5.81%) SOAP
6 32 (5.81%) Web Services
7 23 (4.17%) REST
8 22 (3.99%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.63%) RESTful
10 15 (2.72%) CSS
10 15 (2.72%) HTML5
11 12 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.81%) Kafka
13 6 (1.09%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.91%) Spring
15 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
15 4 (0.73%) Guice
15 4 (0.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 20 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.45%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.27%) User Experience
5 7 (1.27%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (0.91%) IPTV
7 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.73%) STB
9 3 (0.54%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.54%) IVR
9 3 (0.54%) PKI
9 3 (0.54%) Replication
9 3 (0.54%) Social Media
10 2 (0.36%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.71%) Linux
2 48 (8.71%) Windows
3 29 (5.26%) Unix
4 24 (4.36%) Android
5 23 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.81%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (56.81%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (36.12%) Test Automation
3 147 (26.68%) BDD
4 138 (25.05%) TDD
5 127 (23.05%) Test Scripting
6 122 (22.14%) Automated Testing
7 110 (19.96%) Automation Testing
8 86 (15.61%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (15.06%) Scrum
10 72 (13.07%) Defect Tracking
11 69 (12.52%) Manual Testing
12 67 (12.16%) Software Engineering
13 63 (11.43%) Performance Testing
14 57 (10.34%) Integration Testing
14 57 (10.34%) User Stories
15 55 (9.98%) Software Testing
16 49 (8.89%) Web Testing
17 43 (7.80%) API Testing
17 43 (7.80%) Regression Testing
17 43 (7.80%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 187 (33.94%) Java
2 94 (17.06%) Python
3 88 (15.97%) C#
4 73 (13.25%) SQL
5 67 (12.16%) Ruby
6 64 (11.62%) Scala
7 62 (11.25%) JavaScript
8 37 (6.72%) Perl
9 30 (5.44%) C
10 18 (3.27%) C++
11 17 (3.09%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.54%) PHP
13 11 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.91%) Groovy
17 4 (0.73%) AspectJ
17 4 (0.73%) VBScript
18 3 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 63 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.16%) ISTQB
3 52 (9.44%) ISEB
4 28 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 26 (4.72%) Degree
6 23 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.91%) HNC
8 5 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.73%) PhD
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.18%) CCNP
12 1 (0.18%) CISSP
12 1 (0.18%) CLAS
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (40.11%) QA
2 53 (9.62%) SDET
3 34 (6.17%) WCAG
4 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.54%) JTAG
5 2 (0.36%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) TickIT
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.81%) Docker
2 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.81%) Puppet
3 9 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.91%) Ansible
5 2 (0.36%) OpenView
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) SCCM
6 1 (0.18%) TeMIP
6 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 39 (7.08%) Oracle
2 36 (6.53%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.99%) HP
4 14 (2.54%) IBM
5 12 (2.18%) Cisco
6 9 (1.63%) Huawei
7 7 (1.27%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.09%) Google
9 5 (0.91%) Perforce
10 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.73%) Nokia
10 4 (0.73%) SAP
10 4 (0.73%) Sybase
11 3 (0.54%) BT
11 3 (0.54%) Calypso
11 3 (0.54%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.54%) F5
11 3 (0.54%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Temenos
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