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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 332 357 280
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 268 216 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.44% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 115 165
Average daily rate
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£350 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 31
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 £12.50 £21.15 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +34 98 £363 +2.83% 28
South East -9 87 £280 +0.90% 11
East of England -6 31 £351 +27.72% 18
South West -31 27 £350 +16.66% 6
North East - 8 £358 - 2
East Midlands +5 7 £338 +42.10% 2
North West -15 6 £331 +6.00% 6
Yorkshire +6 3 £275 +13.40% 10
West Midlands -2 3 £258 +3.00%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 129 (24.81%) Selenium
2 116 (22.31%) SQL
3 111 (21.35%) Java
4 109 (20.96%) QA
5 106 (20.38%) Scrum
5 106 (20.38%) BDD
6 104 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 96 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (18.08%) Test Automation
9 89 (17.12%) Cucumber
10 85 (16.35%) Linux
11 73 (14.04%) C#
11 73 (14.04%) Telecoms
12 72 (13.85%) Software Testing
13 71 (13.65%) Python
14 70 (13.46%) .NET
15 68 (13.08%) Windows
15 68 (13.08%) TDD
16 67 (12.88%) ISEB
17 60 (11.54%) XML
18 59 (11.35%) UNIX
18 59 (11.35%) ISTQB
19 58 (11.15%) Ruby
20 56 (10.77%) Web Services
20 56 (10.77%) Finance
21 55 (10.58%) WebDriver
22 54 (10.38%) Automated Testing
22 54 (10.38%) JIRA
23 53 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
23 53 (10.19%) Security Cleared

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.38%) Documentum
2 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.38%) Node.js
2 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.19%) Jetty
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.19%) SAS
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (2.31%) MS Office
2 10 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.58%) MS Project
3 3 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 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%) BASE24
1 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.54%) Office 365
2 5 (0.96%) SaaS
3 2 (0.38%) GitHub
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.73%) LTE
2 28 (5.38%) HTTP
3 27 (5.19%) 3G
4 24 (4.62%) UMTS
4 24 (4.62%) Firewall
5 23 (4.42%) GSM
6 21 (4.04%) Radio Access Network
7 20 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 19 (3.65%) DVB
9 18 (3.46%) Wireless
9 18 (3.46%) 4G
10 17 (3.27%) VoLTE
10 17 (3.27%) GPRS
11 16 (3.08%) Broadband
12 15 (2.88%) Ethernet
12 15 (2.88%) Internet
13 14 (2.69%) NAS
14 12 (2.31%) 3GPP
14 12 (2.31%) Wireshark
15 11 (2.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.27%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.27%) MySQL
4 7 (1.35%) SQL Navigator
4 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.58%) DB2
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 129 (24.81%) Selenium
2 89 (17.12%) Cucumber
3 55 (10.58%) WebDriver
4 54 (10.38%) JIRA
5 35 (6.73%) LoadRunner
6 32 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 31 (5.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (5.58%) JUnit
8 29 (5.58%) Git (software)
9 25 (4.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 25 (4.81%) Visual Studio
10 23 (4.42%) SoapUI
11 21 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (3.46%) JMeter
12 18 (3.46%) Subversion
13 17 (3.27%) SpecFlow
14 15 (2.88%) Calabash
15 13 (2.50%) Capybara
15 13 (2.50%) JBehave
16 12 (2.31%) Hudson
General
1 73 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 56 (10.77%) Finance
3 32 (6.15%) Electronics
4 11 (2.12%) Banking
4 11 (2.12%) Billing
5 10 (1.92%) Military
6 9 (1.73%) Games
7 8 (1.54%) Avionics
8 7 (1.35%) Publishing
8 7 (1.35%) Retail
9 6 (1.15%) Automotive
9 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.77%) Back Office
10 4 (0.77%) Marketing
11 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (13.46%) .NET
2 60 (11.54%) XML
3 56 (10.77%) Web Services
4 39 (7.50%) SOAP
4 39 (7.50%) REST
5 27 (5.19%) HTML
6 17 (3.27%) JSON
7 15 (2.88%) WCF
8 14 (2.69%) WPF
8 14 (2.69%) CSS
9 13 (2.50%) RESTful
9 13 (2.50%) Gherkin
10 12 (2.31%) .NET Framework
10 12 (2.31%) Spring
11 6 (1.15%) jQuery
11 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.15%) XSLT
11 6 (1.15%) OpenCL
12 5 (0.96%) WAP
13 4 (0.77%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.96%) Mobile App
2 23 (4.42%) STB
3 17 (3.27%) IPTV
3 17 (3.27%) MPEG
4 16 (3.08%) DTV
5 15 (2.88%) Open Source
6 13 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (2.31%) Video on Demand
8 9 (1.73%) Firmware
9 7 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.96%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.96%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.77%) Handset
12 4 (0.77%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.77%) CAN bus
13 3 (0.58%) New Media
13 3 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.35%) Linux
2 68 (13.08%) Windows
3 59 (11.35%) UNIX
4 23 (4.42%) Android
5 21 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.92%) Solaris
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.77%) Windows NT
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.77%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.58%) VMS
9 3 (0.58%) NetWare
9 3 (0.58%) AIX
9 3 (0.58%) HPUX
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (20.38%) Scrum
1 106 (20.38%) BDD
2 104 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 96 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (18.08%) Test Automation
5 72 (13.85%) Software Testing
6 68 (13.08%) TDD
7 54 (10.38%) Automated Testing
8 47 (9.04%) Performance Testing
8 47 (9.04%) Test Strategy
9 42 (8.08%) Regression Testing
10 39 (7.50%) Automation Testing
11 34 (6.54%) Integration Testing
12 33 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (5.77%) E-Commerce
14 28 (5.38%) Manual Testing
15 27 (5.19%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.81%) Validation
17 21 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
18 20 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.31%) SQL
2 111 (21.35%) Java
3 73 (14.04%) C#
4 71 (13.65%) Python
5 58 (11.15%) Ruby
6 33 (6.35%) JavaScript
6 33 (6.35%) Perl
7 28 (5.38%) C++
8 27 (5.19%) C
9 26 (5.00%) PHP
9 26 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.69%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.69%) VBScript
11 9 (1.73%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.73%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.35%) VB
13 7 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.35%) Groovy
14 6 (1.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (12.88%) ISEB
2 59 (11.35%) ISTQB
3 53 (10.19%) Security Cleared
4 38 (7.31%) Degree
5 36 (6.92%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.15%) BC Cleared
8 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.77%) CCNP
9 4 (0.77%) HND
10 3 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.38%) HNC
11 2 (0.38%) CCIE
11 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PhD
12 1 (0.19%) CCIP
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) CCA
12 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (20.96%) QA
2 9 (1.73%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) DO-160
5 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.96%) NDS
4 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.58%) GPFS
6 2 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 51 (9.81%) HP
2 41 (7.88%) Oracle
3 31 (5.96%) Cisco
4 26 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.23%) VMware
5 22 (4.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (2.31%) IBM
7 10 (1.92%) SAP
8 8 (1.54%) Juniper
9 6 (1.15%) Citrix
9 6 (1.15%) Huawei
9 6 (1.15%) Agilent
10 5 (0.96%) SOASTA, Inc
10 5 (0.96%) Nokia
11 4 (0.77%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.77%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.77%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (0.77%) EMC
11 4 (0.77%) Fortinet
Devon
X4 Group
Rate: £20 - 40 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £25 to £30 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Rate: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago