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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 322 336 268
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 278 196 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.45% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 105 138
Average daily rate £325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.28 £27.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.00 £40.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
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 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +23 105 £313 -6.01% 21
London +18 103 £375 +2.73% 15
East of England -35 24 £300 -0.82% 12
South West -7 22 £275 -3.50% 5
North East - 7 £363 -
Yorkshire -22 6 £235 -14.54% 4
North West -28 5 £281 -6.25% 2
West Midlands -19 3 - - 1
East Midlands -14 1 £315 - 3
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 127 (26.51%) Selenium
2 118 (24.63%) SQL
3 109 (22.76%) ISEB
3 109 (22.76%) Test Automation
3 109 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (22.34%) QA
5 103 (21.50%) Test Scripting
6 102 (21.29%) Java
7 101 (21.09%) C#
8 99 (20.67%) BDD
9 91 (19.00%) Scrum
10 81 (16.91%) Telecoms
11 74 (15.45%) Software Testing
12 71 (14.82%) Cucumber
13 68 (14.20%) .NET
14 66 (13.78%) ISTQB
15 64 (13.36%) Python
16 63 (13.15%) Web Services
16 63 (13.15%) Automated Testing
17 59 (12.32%) Linux
18 55 (11.48%) TDD
18 55 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
19 54 (11.27%) Windows
20 53 (11.06%) Automation Testing
21 51 (10.65%) Degree
22 50 (10.44%) WebDriver
23 49 (10.23%) SQL Server
23 49 (10.23%) Finance
24 47 (9.81%) XML
25 46 (9.60%) SOAP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.46%) CMS
3 6 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.04%) Drupal
4 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.84%) IIS
6 3 (0.63%) Lync
6 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) Apache
7 2 (0.42%) Confluence
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.21%) Jetty
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.59%) MS Office
3 14 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.25%) Office 365
3 4 (0.84%) SaaS
4 3 (0.63%) GitHub
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.19%) LTE
2 28 (5.85%) GSM
2 28 (5.85%) 3G
2 28 (5.85%) Radio Access Network
3 23 (4.80%) UMTS
3 23 (4.80%) Ethernet
4 21 (4.38%) HTTP
4 21 (4.38%) WCDMA
5 20 (4.18%) MPLS
6 18 (3.76%) Internet
6 18 (3.76%) VPN
6 18 (3.76%) GPRS
7 17 (3.55%) BGP
8 16 (3.34%) VRRP
8 16 (3.34%) TCP/IP
9 15 (3.13%) 2G
10 13 (2.71%) OSPF
11 12 (2.51%) HSRP
11 12 (2.51%) RSVP
11 12 (2.51%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.55%) MySQL
3 15 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.51%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.30%) MS Access
6 7 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.63%) DB2
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.42%) SQLite
10 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.42%) Big Data
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (26.51%) Selenium
2 71 (14.82%) Cucumber
3 50 (10.44%) WebDriver
4 43 (8.98%) JIRA
5 37 (7.72%) Jenkins
6 32 (6.68%) QuickTest Pro
7 29 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (6.05%) JUnit
8 28 (5.85%) Visual Studio
8 28 (5.85%) JBehave
9 23 (4.80%) SoapUI
10 22 (4.59%) SpecFlow
11 19 (3.97%) JMeter
12 18 (3.76%) Subversion
13 16 (3.34%) Git (software)
14 15 (3.13%) TeamCity
14 15 (3.13%) Hudson
15 13 (2.71%) FitNesse
15 13 (2.71%) Calabash
15 13 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 81 (16.91%) Telecoms
2 49 (10.23%) Finance
3 22 (4.59%) Electronics
4 21 (4.38%) Games
5 14 (2.92%) Banking
6 11 (2.30%) Retail
7 10 (2.09%) Military
8 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.04%) Billing
10 4 (0.84%) Back Office
11 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Avionics
13 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (14.20%) .NET
2 63 (13.15%) Web Services
3 47 (9.81%) XML
4 46 (9.60%) SOAP
5 43 (8.98%) REST
6 24 (5.01%) WPF
7 17 (3.55%) JSON
7 17 (3.55%) WCF
7 17 (3.55%) HTML
8 11 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.67%) Middleware
9 8 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.67%) RESTful
9 8 (1.67%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (1.46%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.46%) CSS
11 5 (1.04%) Spring
12 4 (0.84%) XSLT
12 4 (0.84%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.22%) STB
2 15 (3.13%) Open Source
3 14 (2.92%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.71%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.51%) IPTV
6 11 (2.30%) MPEG
7 10 (2.09%) DTV
8 9 (1.88%) Digital Media
9 7 (1.46%) Firmware
10 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.84%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.84%) Handset
11 4 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.42%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.42%) PKI
13 2 (0.42%) Statistics
13 2 (0.42%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.32%) Linux
2 54 (11.27%) Windows
3 41 (8.56%) UNIX
4 18 (3.76%) Android
5 17 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.09%) Solaris
7 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.42%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (22.76%) Test Automation
1 109 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (21.50%) Test Scripting
3 99 (20.67%) BDD
4 91 (19.00%) Scrum
5 74 (15.45%) Software Testing
6 63 (13.15%) Automated Testing
7 55 (11.48%) TDD
8 53 (11.06%) Automation Testing
9 40 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (7.52%) Performance Testing
11 34 (7.10%) Test Strategy
12 28 (5.85%) Regression Testing
12 28 (5.85%) Manual Testing
13 26 (5.43%) Test Management
14 25 (5.22%) E-Commerce
15 24 (5.01%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (4.38%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.38%) Integration Testing
16 21 (4.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.63%) SQL
2 102 (21.29%) Java
3 101 (21.09%) C#
4 64 (13.36%) Python
5 39 (8.14%) Ruby
6 28 (5.85%) C++
7 26 (5.43%) C
8 24 (5.01%) JavaScript
9 23 (4.80%) Perl
10 17 (3.55%) VB
11 14 (2.92%) PHP
12 13 (2.71%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.30%) VBScript
13 11 (2.30%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.88%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.67%) Scala
16 7 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.84%) Tcl
17 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.84%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 109 (22.76%) ISEB
2 66 (13.78%) ISTQB
3 51 (10.65%) Degree
4 42 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 28 (5.85%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.04%) HND
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.84%) HNC
10 3 (0.63%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) NCDA
11 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) MCITP
11 1 (0.21%) PhD
11 1 (0.21%) CCIE
11 1 (0.21%) CCNP
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (22.34%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
2 3 (0.63%) NDS
3 2 (0.42%) Nmap
3 2 (0.42%) vSphere
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 55 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.63%) Puppet
3 3 (0.63%) SCOM
4 2 (0.42%) OpenView
4 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.21%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Nessus
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (8.56%) HP
2 37 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 34 (7.10%) Oracle
4 25 (5.22%) Huawei
5 16 (3.34%) VMware
6 14 (2.92%) Cisco
7 12 (2.51%) Ericsson
8 10 (2.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 8 (1.67%) IBM
9 8 (1.67%) Nortel
9 8 (1.67%) BT
10 7 (1.46%) OPNET
10 7 (1.46%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.25%) Citrix
11 6 (1.25%) NetCracker
12 5 (1.04%) SOASTA, Inc
12 5 (1.04%) Juniper
12 5 (1.04%) NEC
13 4 (0.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £20 - £28 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Birkenhead
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
CPS Group
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Rate: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + (4 day working week)
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 25 days ago