The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 333 329 262
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 252 227 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.49% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.53% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 112 150
Average daily rate
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£338 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £176 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 34
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.53 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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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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
London +36 86 £375 +7.14% 30
South East -7 83 £285 +3.63% 18
East of England -15 26 £263 -19.23% 14
South West -26 23 £325 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire +12 11 £275 +7.31% 7
North East - 10 £369 - 2
North West -15 5 £331 +10.41% 5
East Midlands -2 4 £375 +33.92% 2
West Midlands -22 4 £388 +10.71% 3
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 125 (23.76%) Selenium
2 123 (23.38%) SQL
3 122 (23.19%) QA
4 116 (22.05%) BDD
5 111 (21.10%) Java
6 109 (20.72%) Scrum
7 108 (20.53%) Test Scripting
8 103 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (18.25%) Test Automation
10 90 (17.11%) Cucumber
11 84 (15.97%) ISEB
12 82 (15.59%) Linux
13 79 (15.02%) C#
13 79 (15.02%) Telecoms
14 77 (14.64%) ISTQB
15 76 (14.45%) Software Testing
16 73 (13.88%) .NET
17 70 (13.31%) TDD
18 68 (12.93%) Windows
19 63 (11.98%) XML
20 62 (11.79%) Web Services
21 61 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
22 60 (11.41%) UNIX
22 60 (11.41%) HP
22 60 (11.41%) Automated Testing
23 59 (11.22%) Security Cleared
23 59 (11.22%) Python
24 57 (10.84%) Ruby
25 53 (10.08%) Finance
26 52 (9.89%) WebDriver

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (0.38%) Documentum
1 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.19%) Jetty
2 1 (0.19%) Confluence
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.19%) Node.js
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.19%) SAS
2 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.42%) MS Office
3 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.76%) MS Project
5 2 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.38%) BASE24
1 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.52%) Office 365
2 5 (0.95%) SaaS
3 3 (0.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.22%) LTE
2 28 (5.32%) HTTP
3 27 (5.13%) 3G
3 27 (5.13%) GSM
4 26 (4.94%) UMTS
5 25 (4.75%) Firewall
6 23 (4.37%) Radio Access Network
7 22 (4.18%) GPRS
7 22 (4.18%) TCP/IP
8 21 (3.99%) Ethernet
9 19 (3.61%) DVB
10 18 (3.42%) Wireless
11 17 (3.23%) Internet
12 15 (2.85%) Broadband
12 15 (2.85%) BGP
13 14 (2.66%) MPLS
13 14 (2.66%) 4G
14 13 (2.47%) VPN
15 12 (2.28%) VLAN
15 12 (2.28%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.80%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.85%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.47%) MySQL
5 7 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.14%) MS Access
7 5 (0.95%) SQL Navigator
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.76%) DB2
9 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 125 (23.76%) Selenium
2 90 (17.11%) Cucumber
3 52 (9.89%) WebDriver
4 49 (9.32%) JIRA
5 35 (6.65%) JUnit
6 33 (6.27%) LoadRunner
7 32 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (5.89%) QuickTest Pro
9 30 (5.70%) Visual Studio
10 27 (5.13%) Jenkins
11 23 (4.37%) SoapUI
12 19 (3.61%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.42%) JBehave
13 18 (3.42%) JMeter
13 18 (3.42%) Git (software)
14 16 (3.04%) Rational DOORS
15 15 (2.85%) Capybara
15 15 (2.85%) Subversion
16 14 (2.66%) Hudson
17 13 (2.47%) Calabash
General
1 79 (15.02%) Telecoms
2 53 (10.08%) Finance
3 31 (5.89%) Electronics
4 12 (2.28%) Games
5 11 (2.09%) Banking
5 11 (2.09%) Billing
6 10 (1.90%) Military
7 8 (1.52%) Retail
8 7 (1.33%) Publishing
8 7 (1.33%) Avionics
9 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Automotive
10 4 (0.76%) Back Office
10 4 (0.76%) Marketing
11 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.57%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.88%) .NET
2 63 (11.98%) XML
3 62 (11.79%) Web Services
4 43 (8.17%) SOAP
5 40 (7.60%) REST
6 27 (5.13%) HTML
7 19 (3.61%) WCF
8 18 (3.42%) WPF
9 16 (3.04%) JSON
10 13 (2.47%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.47%) RESTful
11 12 (2.28%) Spring
12 11 (2.09%) CSS
13 8 (1.52%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.52%) Gherkin
14 6 (1.14%) XSLT
15 5 (0.95%) WAP
15 5 (0.95%) JSP
15 5 (0.95%) Middleware
15 5 (0.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.94%) Mobile App
2 25 (4.75%) STB
3 19 (3.61%) Open Source
4 17 (3.23%) IPTV
4 17 (3.23%) MPEG
5 13 (2.47%) DTV
5 13 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.90%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.71%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.71%) Firmware
9 7 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.95%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.76%) Clustering
11 4 (0.76%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.76%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.57%) Handset
12 3 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.59%) Linux
2 68 (12.93%) Windows
3 60 (11.41%) UNIX
4 19 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 18 (3.42%) Android
6 12 (2.28%) Solaris
7 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.57%) NetWare
9 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) AIX
9 3 (0.57%) HPUX
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (22.05%) BDD
2 109 (20.72%) Scrum
3 108 (20.53%) Test Scripting
4 103 (19.58%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (18.25%) Test Automation
6 76 (14.45%) Software Testing
7 70 (13.31%) TDD
8 60 (11.41%) Automated Testing
9 51 (9.70%) Performance Testing
10 46 (8.75%) Automation Testing
11 40 (7.60%) Test Strategy
12 36 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (6.08%) Integration Testing
13 32 (6.08%) Regression Testing
14 31 (5.89%) E-Commerce
15 29 (5.51%) Software Engineering
16 28 (5.32%) Manual Testing
17 24 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (3.61%) Use Case
18 19 (3.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (23.38%) SQL
2 111 (21.10%) Java
3 79 (15.02%) C#
4 59 (11.22%) Python
5 57 (10.84%) Ruby
6 34 (6.46%) Perl
7 32 (6.08%) JavaScript
8 29 (5.51%) C++
8 29 (5.51%) C
9 25 (4.75%) PHP
10 21 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 14 (2.66%) VB
13 12 (2.28%) VBScript
14 11 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.71%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.33%) Scala
16 7 (1.33%) Tcl
17 6 (1.14%) Korn
18 5 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 84 (15.97%) ISEB
2 77 (14.64%) ISTQB
3 59 (11.22%) Security Cleared
4 41 (7.79%) SC Cleared
5 40 (7.60%) Degree
6 38 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.95%) CCNP
9 5 (0.95%) HND
10 4 (0.76%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.57%) HNC
12 2 (0.38%) CCIE
12 2 (0.38%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.19%) NCDA
13 1 (0.19%) MCITP
13 1 (0.19%) PhD
13 1 (0.19%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (23.19%) QA
2 8 (1.52%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) DO-160
4 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.95%) NDS
4 3 (0.57%) GPFS
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) Nmap
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 61 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) OPNET
3 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 60 (11.41%) HP
2 43 (8.17%) Oracle
3 31 (5.89%) Cisco
4 29 (5.51%) Microsoft
5 23 (4.37%) VMware
6 16 (3.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 12 (2.28%) Huawei
7 12 (2.28%) IBM
8 8 (1.52%) SAP
8 8 (1.52%) Juniper
9 7 (1.33%) Citrix
10 6 (1.14%) Nortel
10 6 (1.14%) Agilent
11 5 (0.95%) SOASTA, Inc
11 5 (0.95%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.95%) BT
11 5 (0.95%) Ericsson
12 4 (0.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (0.76%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.76%) Fortinet
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £0 to £240 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Rate: £230 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £265.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago