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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 358 325 298
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 220 238 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.56% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 155 122
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£325 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £295 £303
% change year-on-year
+6.77% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 30
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -35.59%
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
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 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
London -22 76 £335 -4.28% 19
South East -48 66 £323 +9.32% 18
South West -22 21 £268 -17.69% 10
East of England +4 20 £350 +12.00% 29
North West -8 15 £395 +35.62% 9
West Midlands -3 9 £271 - 1
Yorkshire -8 7 £325 +30.00% 12
East Midlands +4 2 £338 +7.14% 5
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 166 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (25.51%) Test Automation
3 115 (23.66%) Selenium
4 102 (20.99%) Python
5 93 (19.14%) Test Scripting
6 92 (18.93%) Java
7 82 (16.87%) QA
8 78 (16.05%) Linux
9 74 (15.23%) SQL
9 74 (15.23%) Telecoms
10 67 (13.79%) Scrum
11 62 (12.76%) ISEB
12 58 (11.93%) Validation
12 58 (11.93%) Cucumber
13 55 (11.32%) Automated Testing
14 53 (10.91%) Software Testing
14 53 (10.91%) Windows
15 51 (10.49%) TDD
16 50 (10.29%) JIRA
17 49 (10.08%) ISTQB
17 49 (10.08%) Security Cleared
17 49 (10.08%) HP
17 49 (10.08%) Automation Testing
18 47 (9.67%) BDD
19 46 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
19 46 (9.47%) WebDriver
20 44 (9.05%) Software Engineering
21 43 (8.85%) C#
22 41 (8.44%) UNIX
22 41 (8.44%) 3G

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (1.03%) IIS
3 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.41%) Apache
4 2 (0.41%) CMS
4 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) Drupal
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.21%) SAS
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) MS Project
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Simulink
6 1 (0.21%) Windchill
6 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) LabWindows
1 4 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.03%) SaaS
2 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.44%) 3G
2 32 (6.58%) LTE
3 17 (3.50%) Wireless
3 17 (3.50%) VoLTE
4 15 (3.09%) Wireshark
5 14 (2.88%) 4G
6 12 (2.47%) GSM
6 12 (2.47%) UMTS
7 11 (2.26%) Internet
7 11 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.06%) GPRS
9 9 (1.85%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.85%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.85%) SGSN
10 8 (1.65%) Broadband
10 8 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.44%) Firewall
11 7 (1.44%) 2G
12 6 (1.23%) INAP
12 6 (1.23%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.47%) MySQL
3 11 (2.26%) Hadoop
3 11 (2.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 115 (23.66%) Selenium
2 58 (11.93%) Cucumber
3 50 (10.29%) JIRA
4 46 (9.47%) WebDriver
5 33 (6.79%) Jenkins
6 29 (5.97%) LoadRunner
7 22 (4.53%) Git (software)
7 22 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (4.32%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (3.70%) Subversion
10 16 (3.29%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.88%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (2.88%) Calabash
12 13 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (2.67%) JUnit
12 13 (2.67%) Visual Studio
12 13 (2.67%) Eclipse
13 12 (2.47%) LabVIEW
13 12 (2.47%) Maven
13 12 (2.47%) Hudson
General
1 74 (15.23%) Telecoms
2 35 (7.20%) Electronics
3 14 (2.88%) Finance
4 13 (2.67%) Automotive
5 9 (1.85%) Retail
6 6 (1.23%) Games
6 6 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.03%) Billing
7 5 (1.03%) Banking
7 5 (1.03%) Avionics
8 3 (0.62%) Military
8 3 (0.62%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.38%) .NET
2 29 (5.97%) HTML
3 23 (4.73%) XML
4 14 (2.88%) Web Services
5 13 (2.67%) CSS
6 10 (2.06%) SOAP
6 10 (2.06%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.06%) REST
6 10 (2.06%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.85%) jQuery
8 8 (1.65%) HTML5
8 8 (1.65%) JSON
8 8 (1.65%) WCF
9 7 (1.44%) WPF
10 6 (1.23%) RESTful
11 5 (1.03%) Android SDK
11 5 (1.03%) J2EE
12 4 (0.82%) ADO.NET
12 4 (0.82%) JSP
12 4 (0.82%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 27 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.88%) Open Source
5 12 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.26%) Replication
7 9 (1.85%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (1.65%) STB
9 7 (1.44%) IPTV
10 5 (1.03%) Handset
11 4 (0.82%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.82%) User Experience
12 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.62%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.62%) DTV
12 3 (0.62%) MPEG
13 2 (0.41%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (16.05%) Linux
2 53 (10.91%) Windows
3 41 (8.44%) UNIX
4 33 (6.79%) Apple iOS
5 32 (6.58%) Android
6 7 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.03%) VMS
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.41%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.21%) bada
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (34.16%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (25.51%) Test Automation
3 93 (19.14%) Test Scripting
4 67 (13.79%) Scrum
5 58 (11.93%) Validation
6 55 (11.32%) Automated Testing
7 53 (10.91%) Software Testing
8 51 (10.49%) TDD
9 49 (10.08%) Automation Testing
10 47 (9.67%) BDD
11 44 (9.05%) Software Engineering
12 38 (7.82%) Manual Testing
13 37 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
14 34 (7.00%) Test Strategy
14 34 (7.00%) Performance Testing
15 30 (6.17%) Regression Testing
16 22 (4.53%) System Testing
16 22 (4.53%) Waterfall
17 21 (4.32%) Migration
18 20 (4.12%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 102 (20.99%) Python
2 92 (18.93%) Java
3 74 (15.23%) SQL
4 43 (8.85%) C#
5 32 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 32 (6.58%) Ruby
6 21 (4.32%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.91%) Perl
7 19 (3.91%) PHP
7 19 (3.91%) C
8 16 (3.29%) C++
9 8 (1.65%) VB
10 5 (1.03%) Embedded C
11 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.82%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.62%) Groovy
12 3 (0.62%) Scala
12 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.62%) Jython
Qualifications
1 62 (12.76%) ISEB
2 49 (10.08%) ISTQB
2 49 (10.08%) Security Cleared
3 39 (8.02%) Degree
4 29 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 18 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.47%) CCNP
8 8 (1.65%) JNCIS
9 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.03%) HNC
10 4 (0.82%) MCITP
10 4 (0.82%) VCP4
11 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.62%) CCIE
11 3 (0.62%) HND
12 2 (0.41%) CCNA
12 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.21%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (16.87%) QA
2 6 (1.23%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.44%) Firmware
3 5 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.82%) NDS
5 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) KVM
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (2.67%) Puppet
3 5 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.62%) Ansible
6 2 (0.41%) SCCM
7 1 (0.21%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (10.08%) HP
2 34 (7.00%) Oracle
3 33 (6.79%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.73%) Cisco
5 21 (4.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 13 (2.67%) VMware
7 11 (2.26%) Juniper
8 10 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.65%) EMC
9 8 (1.65%) Google
10 7 (1.44%) F5
11 5 (1.03%) IBM
11 5 (1.03%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.03%) McAfee
12 4 (0.82%) Citrix
13 3 (0.62%) Adobe
13 3 (0.62%) Perforce
13 3 (0.62%) Telerik
14 2 (0.41%) Huawei
14 2 (0.41%) Fortinet
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich
Real Staffing
Rate: £33 - £37 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + competitive -Remote work
Posted: 11 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £42.66 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Peterborough
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Dunstable
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 24 days ago