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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 315 359 364
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 302 278 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 154 168
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £270 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
- +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +35.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £19.75 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.73 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +45 111 £400 +7.74% 40
South East +8 60 £395 +8.96% 13
South West +12 29 £350 -5.08% 17
East of England -5 23 £400 +14.28% 8
North West +10 22 £350 +27.27% 13
Yorkshire +14 21 £338 -3.57% 18
North East -19 19 £340 +1.49% 1
West Midlands -17 10 £350 +30.84% 3
East Midlands -1 6 £310 -7.46% 3
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 301 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (44.15%) Selenium
3 217 (36.29%) QA
4 214 (35.79%) Test Automation
5 211 (35.28%) Java
6 193 (32.27%) Cucumber
7 142 (23.75%) BDD
8 139 (23.24%) Jenkins
9 137 (22.91%) TDD
10 131 (21.91%) Automated Testing
11 120 (20.07%) WebDriver
12 118 (19.73%) Test Scripting
13 109 (18.23%) Python
13 109 (18.23%) Automation Testing
14 96 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
15 90 (15.05%) Scrum
16 89 (14.88%) C#
17 84 (14.05%) JIRA
18 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
19 79 (13.21%) Software Engineering
20 77 (12.88%) Linux
21 76 (12.71%) Ruby
22 71 (11.87%) SQL
23 67 (11.20%) JUnit
24 65 (10.87%) JavaScript
24 65 (10.87%) Performance Testing
25 60 (10.03%) Defect Tracking
26 59 (9.87%) Manual Testing
27 57 (9.53%) Regression Testing
28 55 (9.20%) Scala

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 12 (2.01%) Confluence
2 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.17%) JBoss
3 7 (1.17%) Jetty
3 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.84%) Apache
5 5 (0.84%) Apache Solr
5 5 (0.84%) CMS
5 5 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.33%) IIS
8 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.17%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) Simulink
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.84%) LabWindows
3 3 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.50%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.51%) PaaS
2 15 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.34%) SaaS
4 8 (1.34%) IaaS
5 7 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.17%) GitHub
6 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.33%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) Bluetooth
2 10 (1.67%) LTE
3 9 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.34%) 3G
4 8 (1.34%) SNMP
4 8 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.17%) 4G
5 7 (1.17%) Firewall
6 6 (1.00%) BGP
6 6 (1.00%) MPLS
6 6 (1.00%) Wireless
7 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
7 5 (0.84%) Internet
7 5 (0.84%) Network Security
8 4 (0.67%) DVB
8 4 (0.67%) NFC
8 4 (0.67%) SSH
8 4 (0.67%) VPLS
8 4 (0.67%) VPN
8 4 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.34%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.00%) Big Data
6 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.84%) MySQL
7 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.84%) OrientDB
7 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.67%) DB2
8 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 264 (44.15%) Selenium
2 193 (32.27%) Cucumber
3 139 (23.24%) Jenkins
4 120 (20.07%) WebDriver
5 84 (14.05%) JIRA
6 67 (11.20%) JUnit
7 54 (9.03%) Git (software)
8 42 (7.02%) SpecFlow
9 40 (6.69%) Appium
10 37 (6.19%) Maven
11 35 (5.85%) RSpec
12 33 (5.52%) SoapUI
13 29 (4.85%) HP UFT
14 27 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 26 (4.35%) JBehave
16 25 (4.18%) JMeter
16 25 (4.18%) TeamCity
17 24 (4.01%) Ant
18 20 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (2.84%) NUnit
General
1 51 (8.53%) Games
2 50 (8.36%) Finance
3 26 (4.35%) Banking
4 25 (4.18%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.68%) Retail
6 14 (2.34%) Publishing
7 9 (1.51%) Electronics
7 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.34%) Marketing
9 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.67%) Back Office
11 3 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Avionics
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.33%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.19%) Gherkin
2 47 (7.86%) JSON
3 44 (7.36%) HTML
3 44 (7.36%) Node.js
4 38 (6.35%) XML
5 37 (6.19%) Web Services
6 36 (6.02%) .NET
7 29 (4.85%) REST
8 28 (4.68%) SOAP
9 22 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 19 (3.18%) HTML5
10 19 (3.18%) RESTful
11 17 (2.84%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (2.51%) CSS
13 10 (1.67%) Kafka
14 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.84%) Spring
16 4 (0.67%) 802.1X
16 4 (0.67%) jQuery
17 3 (0.50%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.02%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.01%) Smart Meter
5 11 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (1.51%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.51%) STB
7 8 (1.34%) User Experience
8 7 (1.17%) IPTV
8 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.67%) Digital TV
11 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.67%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.67%) Social Media
12 3 (0.50%) Clustering
12 3 (0.50%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.88%) Linux
2 48 (8.03%) Windows
3 32 (5.35%) Unix
4 24 (4.01%) Android
5 23 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.84%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (35.79%) Test Automation
3 142 (23.75%) BDD
4 137 (22.91%) TDD
5 131 (21.91%) Automated Testing
6 118 (19.73%) Test Scripting
7 109 (18.23%) Automation Testing
8 96 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (15.05%) Scrum
10 79 (13.21%) Software Engineering
11 65 (10.87%) Performance Testing
12 60 (10.03%) Defect Tracking
13 59 (9.87%) Manual Testing
14 57 (9.53%) Regression Testing
15 54 (9.03%) Exploratory Testing
15 54 (9.03%) Integration Testing
16 53 (8.86%) Software Testing
17 50 (8.36%) User Stories
18 49 (8.19%) Test Strategy
19 47 (7.86%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (35.28%) Java
2 109 (18.23%) Python
3 89 (14.88%) C#
4 76 (12.71%) Ruby
5 71 (11.87%) SQL
6 65 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 55 (9.20%) Scala
8 41 (6.86%) Perl
9 37 (6.19%) C
10 29 (4.85%) Shell Script
11 27 (4.52%) C++
12 18 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.17%) Groovy
13 13 (2.17%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.84%) PHP
15 7 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 6 (1.00%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.50%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.20%) ISTQB
3 46 (7.69%) ISEB
4 41 (6.86%) Degree
5 36 (6.02%) DV Cleared
6 31 (5.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (4.85%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.67%) HNC
10 4 (0.67%) PhD
11 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.17%) CCNA
13 1 (0.17%) CCNP
13 1 (0.17%) CISSP
13 1 (0.17%) HND
13 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (36.29%) QA
2 54 (9.03%) SDET
3 27 (4.52%) WCAG
4 5 (0.84%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.50%) JTAG
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.33%) TickIT
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (2.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.50%) Firmware
3 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.01%) Puppet
3 11 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.34%) Ansible
5 2 (0.33%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.17%) Nagios
6 1 (0.17%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.17%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) TeMIP
6 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (6.86%) Oracle
2 39 (6.52%) HP
3 35 (5.85%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.34%) IBM
5 10 (1.67%) Cisco
6 8 (1.34%) Huawei
7 7 (1.17%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.17%) Perforce
8 6 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 5 (0.84%) F5
9 5 (0.84%) Google
10 4 (0.67%) Adobe
10 4 (0.67%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.67%) Nokia
10 4 (0.67%) Serena
10 4 (0.67%) Sybase
10 4 (0.67%) VMware
11 3 (0.50%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.50%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.50%) ServiceNow
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £40 per hour 30-40 ph (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BJSS Ltd
Rate: EXCELLENT DAY RATE
Posted: 18 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
BJSS Ltd
Rate: Unspecified EXCELLENT DAY RATE
Posted: 15 days ago