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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 363 398 333
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 279 235 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.46% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.48% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 145 171
Median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £312
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £39.77 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -7 104 £400 +6.66% 41
South East +22 86 £325 +18.18% 33
South West +18 32 £450 +69.01% 14
East of England +25 20 £413 +33.06% 21
West Midlands -19 12 £475 - 4
Yorkshire -5 10 £375 +22.95% 8
North West +1 8 £275 -5.98% 5
North East -49 5 £323 +2.38% 1
East Midlands -3 3 - - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 243 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (31.04%) Test Automation
3 158 (27.87%) Selenium
4 152 (26.81%) Java
5 132 (23.28%) QA
6 125 (22.05%) Cucumber
7 113 (19.93%) BDD
8 104 (18.34%) TDD
9 102 (17.99%) SQL
9 102 (17.99%) Linux
10 98 (17.28%) Python
11 97 (17.11%) Automated Testing
12 96 (16.93%) JIRA
13 95 (16.75%) Scrum
14 86 (15.17%) C#
15 83 (14.64%) Test Scripting
16 81 (14.29%) Software Testing
17 79 (13.93%) ISTQB
18 78 (13.76%) Software Engineering
19 75 (13.23%) Ruby
19 75 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
20 72 (12.70%) Security Cleared
21 71 (12.52%) WebDriver
22 69 (12.17%) ISEB
23 66 (11.64%) Automation Testing
24 65 (11.46%) Functional Testing
25 64 (11.29%) Regression Testing
25 64 (11.29%) Jenkins
26 63 (11.11%) Web Services
27 56 (9.88%) Performance Testing

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 (2.12%) Confluence
2 8 (1.41%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.41%) JBoss
3 7 (1.23%) IIS
4 5 (0.88%) Jetty
4 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.71%) CMS
5 4 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.53%) Apache
6 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.06%) MS Office
2 13 (2.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.35%) Simulink
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.23%) PaaS
3 5 (0.88%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.70%) LTE
2 17 (3.00%) 3G
2 17 (3.00%) WLAN
3 12 (2.12%) DVB
3 12 (2.12%) VLAN
4 11 (1.94%) Bluetooth
4 11 (1.94%) Firewall
5 10 (1.76%) 4G
5 10 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.59%) 2G
6 9 (1.59%) VPN
7 8 (1.41%) HTTP
7 8 (1.41%) SAN
8 7 (1.23%) NFC
8 7 (1.23%) Value-Added Service
9 6 (1.06%) MVNO
9 6 (1.06%) SNMP
9 6 (1.06%) Wireless
9 6 (1.06%) ZigBee
10 5 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.47%) MySQL
4 13 (2.29%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.94%) Big Data
5 11 (1.94%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.71%) MS Access
7 4 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.53%) OrientDB
9 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.35%) HPCC
9 2 (0.35%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 158 (27.87%) Selenium
2 125 (22.05%) Cucumber
3 96 (16.93%) JIRA
4 71 (12.52%) WebDriver
5 64 (11.29%) Jenkins
6 42 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 35 (6.17%) SpecFlow
8 31 (5.47%) Appium
9 25 (4.41%) HP UFT
10 24 (4.23%) JUnit
10 24 (4.23%) Maven
11 22 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (3.53%) Capybara
12 20 (3.53%) LoadRunner
12 20 (3.53%) SoapUI
12 20 (3.53%) WATIR
13 19 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (3.17%) Ant
15 17 (3.00%) JMeter
16 15 (2.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (7.05%) Finance
2 35 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.23%) Games
4 21 (3.70%) Banking
5 20 (3.53%) Retail
6 15 (2.65%) Electronics
7 11 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.76%) Automotive
9 9 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.23%) Publishing
11 6 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.88%) Military
13 4 (0.71%) Marketing
14 3 (0.53%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.18%) Avionics
16 1 (0.18%) Local Government
16 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.11%) Web Services
2 49 (8.64%) .NET
3 44 (7.76%) REST
4 36 (6.35%) XML
5 26 (4.59%) HTML
6 25 (4.41%) Node.js
7 23 (4.06%) Gherkin
8 21 (3.70%) SOAP
9 20 (3.53%) RESTful
10 14 (2.47%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.29%) HTML5
11 13 (2.29%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (1.76%) Dropwizard
13 8 (1.41%) Behat
13 8 (1.41%) spray
13 8 (1.41%) XSD
14 7 (1.23%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.23%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.23%) Middleware
15 6 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 21 (3.70%) Smart Meter
4 20 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (3.35%) STB
6 13 (2.29%) IPTV
7 8 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.41%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.41%) User Experience
8 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (1.06%) Video on Demand
10 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.88%) ASTM
10 5 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.71%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 102 (17.99%) Linux
2 55 (9.70%) Unix
2 55 (9.70%) Windows
3 26 (4.59%) Android
4 25 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.35%) AIX
6 2 (0.35%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.18%) Fedora
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) VMS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (31.04%) Test Automation
3 113 (19.93%) BDD
4 104 (18.34%) TDD
5 97 (17.11%) Automated Testing
6 95 (16.75%) Scrum
7 83 (14.64%) Test Scripting
8 81 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 78 (13.76%) Software Engineering
10 75 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (11.64%) Automation Testing
12 65 (11.46%) Functional Testing
13 64 (11.29%) Regression Testing
14 56 (9.88%) Performance Testing
15 50 (8.82%) SDLC
16 46 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
17 42 (7.41%) Integration Testing
18 38 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 38 (6.70%) E-Commerce
18 38 (6.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 152 (26.81%) Java
2 102 (17.99%) SQL
3 98 (17.28%) Python
4 86 (15.17%) C#
5 75 (13.23%) Ruby
6 53 (9.35%) JavaScript
7 42 (7.41%) Perl
8 35 (6.17%) C
9 28 (4.94%) C++
10 22 (3.88%) Scala
11 21 (3.70%) Groovy
11 21 (3.70%) PHP
11 21 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.59%) VBA
15 8 (1.41%) VB
16 6 (1.06%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.06%) VBScript
17 4 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 79 (13.93%) ISTQB
2 72 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 69 (12.17%) ISEB
4 51 (8.99%) Degree
5 35 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 34 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 29 (5.11%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.06%) CCNA
11 4 (0.71%) HND
11 4 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.18%) CCIE
13 1 (0.18%) CEH
13 1 (0.18%) ECSA
13 1 (0.18%) MCT
13 1 (0.18%) OSCP
13 1 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (23.28%) QA
2 32 (5.64%) SDET
3 5 (0.88%) DO-160
3 5 (0.88%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.53%) SLA
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.35%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.18%) ECSS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA
6 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (1.41%) Docker
2 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.76%) Puppet
3 6 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.53%) Ansible
5 2 (0.35%) Nmap
5 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.35%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.18%) Cacti
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 42 (7.41%) HP
2 40 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.88%) Oracle
4 13 (2.29%) VMware
5 12 (2.12%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.76%) Rally
7 8 (1.41%) IBM
8 6 (1.06%) EMC
8 6 (1.06%) Veritas
9 5 (0.88%) F5
10 4 (0.71%) Cisco
10 4 (0.71%) NetApp
10 4 (0.71%) SAP
11 3 (0.53%) Huawei
11 3 (0.53%) Nokia
11 3 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.53%) Serena
11 3 (0.53%) Splunk
12 2 (0.35%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
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