The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 376 394 330
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 259 233 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.47% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.49% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 138 179
Median daily rate £375 £328 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
46884 47464 45584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30954 30430 28412
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1810 1872
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 94 £400 +10.72% 23
South East -7 93 £350 +21.73% 29
South West +25 29 £400 +4.91% 12
Yorkshire +9 11 £350 +21.73% 12
West Midlands -23 9 £475 +72.72% 2
East of England +6 8 £450 +73.07% 22
North East -56 8 £323 +25.24%
North West -12 4 £288 -1.70% 3
East Midlands -2 3 £340 -15.00% 3
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 221 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (29.39%) Test Automation
3 128 (24.43%) Selenium
4 126 (24.05%) Java
5 114 (21.76%) QA
6 105 (20.04%) BDD
7 103 (19.66%) Cucumber
8 100 (19.08%) SQL
9 98 (18.70%) TDD
10 97 (18.51%) Linux
11 90 (17.18%) JIRA
11 90 (17.18%) Automated Testing
12 86 (16.41%) Scrum
13 85 (16.22%) Python
13 85 (16.22%) Software Testing
14 82 (15.65%) ISTQB
15 78 (14.89%) Test Scripting
16 69 (13.17%) Software Engineering
17 68 (12.98%) Security Cleared
17 68 (12.98%) C#
18 65 (12.40%) ISEB
19 60 (11.45%) Functional Testing
19 60 (11.45%) Ruby
20 59 (11.26%) WebDriver
21 58 (11.07%) Windows
22 56 (10.69%) Unix
23 54 (10.31%) Web Services
24 53 (10.11%) SDLC
25 52 (9.92%) .NET
26 51 (9.73%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.10%) Confluence
2 8 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.15%) IIS
3 6 (1.15%) JBoss
3 6 (1.15%) Jetty
4 5 (0.95%) CMS
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.38%) Apache
7 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
8 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (4.96%) MS Office
2 17 (3.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.15%) PaaS
3 5 (0.95%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.20%) 3G
2 20 (3.82%) LTE
3 16 (3.05%) VLAN
3 16 (3.05%) WLAN
4 13 (2.48%) 4G
5 12 (2.29%) DVB
6 10 (1.91%) Firewall
6 10 (1.91%) VPN
7 9 (1.72%) 2G
7 9 (1.72%) HTTP
7 9 (1.72%) MVNO
7 9 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.53%) Bluetooth
8 8 (1.53%) SAN
8 8 (1.53%) Value-Added Service
9 6 (1.15%) BGP
9 6 (1.15%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (1.15%) NFC
9 6 (1.15%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.24%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.48%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.48%) MySQL
4 11 (2.10%) Big Data
5 7 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.76%) MS Access
7 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.38%) GIS
9 2 (0.38%) HPCC
9 2 (0.38%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 128 (24.43%) Selenium
2 103 (19.66%) Cucumber
3 90 (17.18%) JIRA
4 59 (11.26%) WebDriver
5 38 (7.25%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.06%) Git (software)
7 27 (5.15%) SpecFlow
8 25 (4.77%) HP UFT
9 21 (4.01%) Appium
10 20 (3.82%) WATIR
11 19 (3.63%) Capybara
11 19 (3.63%) LoadRunner
12 17 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (2.86%) Visual Studio
14 14 (2.67%) JMeter
14 14 (2.67%) Maven
15 13 (2.48%) JUnit
16 12 (2.29%) SoapUI
17 11 (2.10%) Calabash
17 11 (2.10%) PHPUnit
General
1 35 (6.68%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.49%) Finance
3 20 (3.82%) Retail
4 19 (3.63%) Banking
5 15 (2.86%) Electronics
6 14 (2.67%) Games
7 12 (2.29%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.91%) Automotive
8 10 (1.91%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Military
11 3 (0.57%) Advertising
11 3 (0.57%) Billing
11 3 (0.57%) Publishing
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.31%) Web Services
2 52 (9.92%) .NET
3 34 (6.49%) XML
4 33 (6.30%) REST
5 19 (3.63%) RESTful
6 17 (3.24%) Gherkin
7 15 (2.86%) SOAP
8 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.48%) Node.js
10 12 (2.29%) HTML
10 12 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (1.91%) Dropwizard
12 8 (1.53%) Behat
12 8 (1.53%) spray
12 8 (1.53%) XSD
13 7 (1.34%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.34%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.34%) Spring
14 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.15%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.01%) Smart Meter
3 19 (3.63%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.63%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.44%) STB
5 17 (3.24%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.24%) IPTV
6 9 (1.72%) User Experience
7 8 (1.53%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.53%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.53%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (0.95%) ASTM
10 5 (0.95%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.76%) DTV
11 4 (0.76%) IBM XIV
11 4 (0.76%) MPEG
11 4 (0.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 97 (18.51%) Linux
2 58 (11.07%) Windows
3 56 (10.69%) Unix
4 25 (4.77%) Android
5 24 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.38%) AIX
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Fedora
9 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (29.39%) Test Automation
3 105 (20.04%) BDD
4 98 (18.70%) TDD
5 90 (17.18%) Automated Testing
6 86 (16.41%) Scrum
7 85 (16.22%) Software Testing
8 78 (14.89%) Test Scripting
9 69 (13.17%) Software Engineering
10 60 (11.45%) Functional Testing
11 53 (10.11%) SDLC
12 51 (9.73%) Automation Testing
12 51 (9.73%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (8.97%) Regression Testing
14 43 (8.21%) Performance Testing
15 39 (7.44%) Configuration Management
16 37 (7.06%) Integration Testing
16 37 (7.06%) Validation
17 35 (6.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 34 (6.49%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (24.05%) Java
2 100 (19.08%) SQL
3 85 (16.22%) Python
4 68 (12.98%) C#
5 60 (11.45%) Ruby
6 43 (8.21%) JavaScript
7 36 (6.87%) C
8 35 (6.68%) Perl
9 23 (4.39%) C++
10 22 (4.20%) Scala
11 20 (3.82%) PHP
12 14 (2.67%) Groovy
13 12 (2.29%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.29%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.72%) VBA
15 8 (1.53%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.53%) VB
16 6 (1.15%) VBScript
17 4 (0.76%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (15.65%) ISTQB
2 68 (12.98%) Security Cleared
3 65 (12.40%) ISEB
4 42 (8.02%) Degree
5 34 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 29 (5.53%) DV Cleared
7 28 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (3.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.95%) CCNA
11 3 (0.57%) HND
11 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.19%) CCIE
12 1 (0.19%) CCNP
12 1 (0.19%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (21.76%) QA
2 22 (4.20%) SDET
3 5 (0.95%) DO-160
4 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.57%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.38%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.38%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.19%) ECSS
7 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.19%) MISRA
7 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (6.87%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.72%) Puppet
3 6 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Cacti
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) Nmap
5 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (7.25%) Oracle
2 37 (7.06%) Microsoft
3 36 (6.87%) HP
4 14 (2.67%) VMware
5 11 (2.10%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.91%) Rally
7 7 (1.34%) Cisco
7 7 (1.34%) IBM
8 6 (1.15%) EMC
8 6 (1.15%) Veritas
9 5 (0.95%) F5
10 4 (0.76%) NetApp
10 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.76%) SAP
11 3 (0.57%) Adobe
11 3 (0.57%) Apple
11 3 (0.57%) Huawei
11 3 (0.57%) Serena
11 3 (0.57%) Splunk
12 2 (0.38%) Samsung
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