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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 382 320 338
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 210 253 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 159 105
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£330 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 29
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.90 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -16 85 £295 -6.34% 17
London -12 83 £375 -3.22% 15
East of England 0 13 £260 +57.57% 20
North West -14 8 £338 +2.27% 11
Yorkshire -28 6 £300 +9.09% 11
North East -30 5 £200 -45.76% 3
South West -31 4 £313 +11.11% 4
East Midlands -5 3 - - 3
West Midlands -2 2 - - 3
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 131 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.23%) Selenium
3 97 (22.10%) Test Automation
4 83 (18.91%) Java
5 82 (18.68%) QA
6 72 (16.40%) Telecoms
7 71 (16.17%) C#
8 70 (15.95%) Security Cleared
9 65 (14.81%) Scrum
10 64 (14.58%) Validation
11 63 (14.35%) Test Scripting
12 62 (14.12%) SQL
13 57 (12.98%) Microsoft
14 56 (12.76%) Linux
15 54 (12.30%) Automated Testing
16 52 (11.85%) WebDriver
17 51 (11.62%) Windows
18 49 (11.16%) Cucumber
19 48 (10.93%) 3G
20 47 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
21 46 (10.48%) Software Testing
22 45 (10.25%) Python
23 43 (9.79%) JIRA
24 42 (9.57%) .NET
25 41 (9.34%) Regression Testing
25 41 (9.34%) SC Cleared
26 40 (9.11%) BDD
26 40 (9.11%) TDD
26 40 (9.11%) Finance
26 40 (9.11%) HP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (2.51%) Oracle Workflow
1 11 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.59%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.59%) JBoss
3 4 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.68%) Confluence
4 3 (0.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.46%) SAS
5 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.28%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.68%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Unica
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) Office 365
2 4 (0.91%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.93%) 3G
2 32 (7.29%) LTE
3 24 (5.47%) 4G
4 21 (4.78%) Wireless
5 20 (4.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 19 (4.33%) GSM
7 17 (3.87%) VoLTE
8 15 (3.42%) SS7
9 14 (3.19%) Wireshark
10 13 (2.96%) VoIP
10 13 (2.96%) TCP/IP
11 12 (2.73%) UMTS
11 12 (2.73%) SMS
12 11 (2.51%) SIGTRAN
12 11 (2.51%) 2G
12 11 (2.51%) MPLS
13 10 (2.28%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.28%) BGP
14 9 (2.05%) LDAP
15 8 (1.82%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.96%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.68%) MySQL
6 3 (0.68%) Big Data
6 3 (0.68%) DB2
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 102 (23.23%) Selenium
2 52 (11.85%) WebDriver
3 49 (11.16%) Cucumber
4 43 (9.79%) JIRA
5 26 (5.92%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (4.10%) SoapUI
8 16 (3.64%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.64%) HP UFT
9 14 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (2.73%) JMeter
11 12 (2.73%) SpecFlow
12 11 (2.51%) LoadRunner
12 11 (2.51%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.28%) Subversion
13 10 (2.28%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (1.82%) JUnit
15 7 (1.59%) LabVIEW
15 7 (1.59%) TestNG
General
1 72 (16.40%) Telecoms
2 40 (9.11%) Finance
3 20 (4.56%) Electronics
4 17 (3.87%) Retail
5 13 (2.96%) Banking
6 8 (1.82%) Military
6 8 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.59%) Billing
7 7 (1.59%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.59%) Games
8 4 (0.91%) Automotive
8 4 (0.91%) Marketing
8 4 (0.91%) French Language
8 4 (0.91%) Avionics
9 3 (0.68%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.57%) .NET
2 26 (5.92%) SOAP
3 24 (5.47%) Web Services
4 20 (4.56%) HTML
5 18 (4.10%) XML
6 16 (3.64%) ASP.NET
7 15 (3.42%) WPF
8 10 (2.28%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.05%) REST
9 9 (2.05%) J2EE
10 7 (1.59%) RESTful
10 7 (1.59%) WCF
11 6 (1.37%) HTML5
11 6 (1.37%) JSON
12 4 (0.91%) CSS
12 4 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (0.91%) Middleware
12 4 (0.91%) ADO.NET
13 3 (0.68%) XML Messaging
13 3 (0.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.73%) Video on Demand
3 12 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.51%) IPTV
5 10 (2.28%) User Experience
6 9 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.82%) STB
8 6 (1.37%) Replication
8 6 (1.37%) DTV
9 5 (1.14%) MPEG
9 5 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.91%) iSeries
10 4 (0.91%) Handset
10 4 (0.91%) Streaming Video
10 4 (0.91%) PKI
10 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 56 (12.76%) Linux
2 51 (11.62%) Windows
3 27 (6.15%) UNIX
4 24 (5.47%) Android
5 20 (4.56%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.37%) VMS
8 4 (0.91%) AIX
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.68%) CentOS
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.23%) VME
11 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.84%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.10%) Test Automation
3 65 (14.81%) Scrum
4 64 (14.58%) Validation
5 63 (14.35%) Test Scripting
6 54 (12.30%) Automated Testing
7 46 (10.48%) Software Testing
8 41 (9.34%) Regression Testing
9 40 (9.11%) TDD
9 40 (9.11%) BDD
10 39 (8.88%) Test Strategy
11 37 (8.43%) Automation Testing
12 35 (7.97%) Manual Testing
12 35 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (7.74%) Software Engineering
14 29 (6.61%) SDLC
15 27 (6.15%) Performance Testing
16 24 (5.47%) System Testing
17 20 (4.56%) Integration Testing
18 18 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.91%) Java
2 71 (16.17%) C#
3 62 (14.12%) SQL
4 45 (10.25%) Python
5 38 (8.66%) JavaScript
6 28 (6.38%) Ruby
7 23 (5.24%) Shell Script
8 19 (4.33%) Perl
9 16 (3.64%) C
10 13 (2.96%) C++
11 11 (2.51%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.82%) PHP
13 7 (1.59%) VB
14 6 (1.37%) Groovy
14 6 (1.37%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.14%) VBScript
16 4 (0.91%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.68%) VBA
17 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.52%) Degree
4 26 (5.92%) ISEB
5 21 (4.78%) ISTQB
6 19 (4.33%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.51%) CCNP
10 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.14%) MCITP
11 5 (1.14%) CCNA
12 4 (0.91%) MCSA
12 4 (0.91%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.68%) HNC
13 3 (0.68%) VCP4
13 3 (0.68%) VCP5
14 2 (0.46%) HND
14 2 (0.46%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (18.68%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.23%) JTAG
3 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.23%) GCP
3 1 (0.23%) GMP
3 1 (0.23%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (2.51%) Firmware
2 10 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.68%) XenApp
4 3 (0.68%) XenServer
4 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.23%) NFS
5 1 (0.23%) NDS
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.73%) Puppet
3 5 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.68%) Iperf
4 3 (0.68%) Netcool
5 2 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.46%) SCCM
5 2 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 57 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.11%) HP
3 34 (7.74%) Oracle
4 18 (4.10%) VMware
5 13 (2.96%) Cisco
5 13 (2.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (1.82%) Sybase
7 7 (1.59%) IBM
7 7 (1.59%) EMC
8 6 (1.37%) Nokia
8 6 (1.37%) Juniper
8 6 (1.37%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.14%) McAfee
10 4 (0.91%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.91%) Siemens
10 4 (0.91%) Citrix
10 4 (0.91%) Adobe
10 4 (0.91%) F5
10 4 (0.91%) Endeca
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