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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 336 352 305
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 286 215 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.49% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 147 139
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £168 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £24.50 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.39% -4.37%
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
48374 43774 46640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30732 27045 26834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 1908 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +45 111 £365 +4.28% 37
South East -35 77 £275 -12.00% 27
South West -16 45 £325 +8.33% 9
East of England -9 29 £363 +29.46% 17
East Midlands +4 10 £288 +28.49% 7
North West -9 6 £375 +64.83% 5
North East - 6 £363 -
West Midlands -17 4 £250 +8.69% 1
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 9
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 205 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (25.75%) Selenium
3 113 (21.08%) Test Automation
4 107 (19.96%) Java
5 105 (19.59%) SQL
6 102 (19.03%) Test Scripting
7 97 (18.10%) QA
8 96 (17.91%) Scrum
9 84 (15.67%) Telecoms
9 84 (15.67%) Linux
10 82 (15.30%) Cucumber
11 81 (15.11%) BDD
12 77 (14.37%) Python
13 67 (12.50%) Windows
14 65 (12.13%) TDD
15 63 (11.75%) ISEB
16 60 (11.19%) C#
17 59 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
18 58 (10.82%) Software Testing
18 58 (10.82%) .NET
19 56 (10.45%) ISTQB
20 55 (10.26%) Ruby
21 54 (10.07%) HP
22 53 (9.89%) UNIX
22 53 (9.89%) WebDriver
23 52 (9.70%) Performance Testing
23 52 (9.70%) Automated Testing
24 51 (9.51%) Security Cleared
25 50 (9.33%) Test Strategy
26 48 (8.96%) JIRA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (0.93%) IIS
2 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.37%) Documentum
3 2 (0.37%) Apache
3 2 (0.37%) uiautomator
3 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.37%) Node.js
3 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.05%) MS Office
2 7 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.75%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.93%) SaaS
2 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (8.40%) LTE
2 40 (7.46%) 3G
3 24 (4.48%) UMTS
3 24 (4.48%) VoLTE
4 23 (4.29%) HTTP
5 22 (4.10%) GSM
6 20 (3.73%) Wireless
6 20 (3.73%) 4G
6 20 (3.73%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (3.54%) Wireshark
8 18 (3.36%) GPRS
9 17 (3.17%) Firewall
10 14 (2.61%) DVB
11 13 (2.43%) 3GPP
11 13 (2.43%) TCP/IP
11 13 (2.43%) NAS
12 12 (2.24%) INAP
12 12 (2.24%) Broadband
13 11 (2.05%) DHCP
13 11 (2.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.92%) MySQL
2 11 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 138 (25.75%) Selenium
2 82 (15.30%) Cucumber
3 53 (9.89%) WebDriver
4 48 (8.96%) JIRA
5 46 (8.58%) LoadRunner
6 31 (5.78%) Jenkins
7 29 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 27 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.85%) JUnit
10 25 (4.66%) SoapUI
11 23 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
11 23 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (3.54%) Subversion
13 18 (3.36%) Calabash
14 17 (3.17%) Visual Studio
14 17 (3.17%) JMeter
15 12 (2.24%) Bugzilla
16 11 (2.05%) SpecFlow
17 10 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (1.87%) ClearCase
General
1 84 (15.67%) Telecoms
2 44 (8.21%) Finance
3 33 (6.16%) Electronics
4 13 (2.43%) Banking
5 11 (2.05%) Games
6 10 (1.87%) Avionics
6 10 (1.87%) Billing
6 10 (1.87%) Automotive
7 7 (1.31%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.12%) Military
8 6 (1.12%) Publishing
9 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.75%) Retail
10 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Back Office
11 3 (0.56%) Advertising
11 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.82%) .NET
2 41 (7.65%) XML
3 32 (5.97%) Web Services
4 28 (5.22%) HTML
5 22 (4.10%) REST
6 20 (3.73%) CSS
7 19 (3.54%) SOAP
8 13 (2.43%) JSON
8 13 (2.43%) jQuery
9 12 (2.24%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.05%) RESTful
11 9 (1.68%) Spring
11 9 (1.68%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.68%) WCF
12 7 (1.31%) OpenCL
12 7 (1.31%) HTML5
13 6 (1.12%) WPF
14 5 (0.93%) WAP
15 4 (0.75%) Middleware
15 4 (0.75%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.58%) Mobile App
2 43 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.92%) Open Source
4 19 (3.54%) STB
5 17 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.80%) Video on Demand
7 14 (2.61%) IPTV
8 12 (2.24%) DTV
8 12 (2.24%) MPEG
9 10 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.31%) User Experience
13 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.12%) Handset
14 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.93%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.75%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.67%) Linux
2 67 (12.50%) Windows
3 53 (9.89%) UNIX
4 30 (5.60%) Apple iOS
5 28 (5.22%) Android
6 9 (1.68%) Solaris
7 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.12%) VMS
7 6 (1.12%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.56%) NetWare
10 3 (0.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.56%) HPUX
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (38.25%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (21.08%) Test Automation
3 102 (19.03%) Test Scripting
4 96 (17.91%) Scrum
5 81 (15.11%) BDD
6 65 (12.13%) TDD
7 58 (10.82%) Software Testing
8 52 (9.70%) Performance Testing
8 52 (9.70%) Automated Testing
9 50 (9.33%) Test Strategy
10 47 (8.77%) Validation
11 43 (8.02%) Regression Testing
12 42 (7.84%) Automation Testing
13 37 (6.90%) Software Engineering
14 35 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (5.97%) Manual Testing
15 32 (5.97%) Integration Testing
16 26 (4.85%) E-Commerce
16 26 (4.85%) Waterfall
17 21 (3.92%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 107 (19.96%) Java
2 105 (19.59%) SQL
3 77 (14.37%) Python
4 60 (11.19%) C#
5 55 (10.26%) Ruby
6 34 (6.34%) C++
7 32 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 31 (5.78%) C
9 30 (5.60%) PHP
10 27 (5.04%) Perl
11 19 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.68%) VBScript
12 9 (1.68%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.31%) VB
14 7 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.31%) Groovy
15 6 (1.12%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.93%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 63 (11.75%) ISEB
2 56 (10.45%) ISTQB
3 51 (9.51%) Security Cleared
4 47 (8.77%) Degree
5 34 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (6.16%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.12%) BC Cleared
9 6 (1.12%) HND
10 5 (0.93%) CCNP
11 3 (0.56%) CCIE
11 3 (0.56%) HNC
12 1 (0.19%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) CCIP
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) CCA
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (18.10%) QA
2 12 (2.24%) DO-178B
3 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.37%) DO-160
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.31%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.31%) Firmware
2 6 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.56%) GPFS
4 3 (0.56%) NDS
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
3 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 54 (10.07%) HP
2 35 (6.53%) Oracle
3 29 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (4.66%) Cisco
5 24 (4.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (2.80%) VMware
7 10 (1.87%) IBM
8 8 (1.49%) SAP
8 8 (1.49%) EMC
9 7 (1.31%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.12%) Agilent
11 5 (0.93%) Citrix
11 5 (0.93%) Nokia
12 4 (0.75%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.75%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.75%) Juniper
12 4 (0.75%) Adobe
12 4 (0.75%) Symbian
13 3 (0.56%) Hitachi
13 3 (0.56%) Compaq
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: From £25 to £30 per hour Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £28 - £33 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
IC Software
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour + £17-£19 per hour, initial 6 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £000 - £1 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago