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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 349 392 321
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 292 219 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 120 206
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.89% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 7
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £33.20 £24.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.26 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 108 £425 +26.86% 44
South East -35 71 £350 +33.33% 21
South West +37 51 £398 +26.69% 12
East of England +11 18 £305 +10.90% 15
Yorkshire +8 15 £275 -15.38% 11
North West -4 13 £340 -9.33% 7
North East -22 12 £310 +56.96%
West Midlands -15 4 - - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £340 +15.74% 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 223 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (26.33%) Test Automation
3 151 (25.99%) Selenium
4 128 (22.03%) Java
5 127 (21.86%) Cucumber
6 126 (21.69%) QA
7 123 (21.17%) BDD
8 102 (17.56%) Test Scripting
9 100 (17.21%) Automated Testing
10 98 (16.87%) SQL
11 93 (16.01%) TDD
12 88 (15.15%) WebDriver
13 86 (14.80%) JIRA
13 86 (14.80%) ISTQB
14 85 (14.63%) Security Cleared
15 84 (14.46%) JavaScript
16 82 (14.11%) C#
17 80 (13.77%) Linux
17 80 (13.77%) Python
18 79 (13.60%) Software Testing
19 75 (12.91%) Windows
20 72 (12.39%) Web Services
20 72 (12.39%) Scrum
21 69 (11.88%) ISEB
22 66 (11.36%) Automation Testing
23 61 (10.50%) .NET
24 60 (10.33%) Functional Testing
25 58 (9.98%) Ruby
26 55 (9.47%) Regression Testing
27 54 (9.29%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 43 (7.40%) Node.js
2 9 (1.55%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.03%) Jetty
4 5 (0.86%) Confluence
4 5 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.69%) CMS
5 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.69%) WordPress
6 3 (0.52%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (4.65%) MS Office
2 24 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (4.13%) Magento
2 4 (0.69%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (4.48%) GitHub
2 2 (0.34%) IaaS
2 2 (0.34%) PaaS
2 2 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.13%) 3G
2 18 (3.10%) LTE
3 13 (2.24%) 4G
3 13 (2.24%) HTTP
3 13 (2.24%) VLAN
3 13 (2.24%) WLAN
4 11 (1.89%) DVB
5 9 (1.55%) BGP
5 9 (1.55%) MVNO
5 9 (1.55%) VPN
5 9 (1.55%) ZigBee
6 8 (1.38%) MPLS
6 8 (1.38%) SAN
6 8 (1.38%) Wireshark
7 7 (1.20%) Firewall
7 7 (1.20%) Wireless
8 6 (1.03%) Diameter Protocol
9 5 (0.86%) IOS XR
9 5 (0.86%) Value-Added Service
9 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.41%) Big Data
3 14 (2.41%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.07%) MySQL
5 9 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.20%) GIS
6 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.03%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.69%) MS Access
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.34%) HPCC
11 2 (0.34%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.17%) Redis
12 1 (0.17%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 151 (25.99%) Selenium
2 127 (21.86%) Cucumber
3 88 (15.15%) WebDriver
4 86 (14.80%) JIRA
5 43 (7.40%) Jenkins
6 42 (7.23%) Git (software)
7 28 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 27 (4.65%) HP UFT
8 27 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 23 (3.96%) LoadRunner
10 22 (3.79%) Travis CI
11 20 (3.44%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (2.75%) Capybara
13 16 (2.75%) Jasmine
13 16 (2.75%) JMeter
13 16 (2.75%) Maven
14 15 (2.58%) Karma Test Runner
15 14 (2.41%) Appium
16 13 (2.24%) Subversion
General
1 36 (6.20%) Finance
2 32 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.96%) Banking
4 19 (3.27%) Electronics
5 17 (2.93%) Retail
6 14 (2.41%) Games
6 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.07%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.89%) Automotive
9 7 (1.20%) Publishing
10 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.86%) Military
11 4 (0.69%) Billing
12 3 (0.52%) Avionics
12 3 (0.52%) Marketing
13 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.34%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.39%) Web Services
2 61 (10.50%) .NET
3 39 (6.71%) REST
4 28 (4.82%) XML
5 22 (3.79%) HTML
6 18 (3.10%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.93%) SOAP
8 16 (2.75%) RESTful
9 15 (2.58%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.58%) Gherkin
10 14 (2.41%) HTML5
10 14 (2.41%) jQuery
11 12 (2.07%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.89%) XSD
13 10 (1.72%) Hibernate
13 10 (1.72%) Spring
14 9 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (1.38%) spray
16 7 (1.20%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.44%) Smart Meter
4 18 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.10%) STB
5 16 (2.75%) IPTV
6 13 (2.24%) User Experience
7 10 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.20%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.03%) Handset
10 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.86%) MPEG
12 4 (0.69%) IBM XIV
12 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.69%) SCADA
12 4 (0.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.77%) Linux
2 75 (12.91%) Windows
3 46 (7.92%) Unix
4 31 (5.34%) Android
4 31 (5.34%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.34%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (26.33%) Test Automation
3 123 (21.17%) BDD
4 102 (17.56%) Test Scripting
5 100 (17.21%) Automated Testing
6 93 (16.01%) TDD
7 79 (13.60%) Software Testing
8 72 (12.39%) Scrum
9 66 (11.36%) Automation Testing
10 60 (10.33%) Functional Testing
11 55 (9.47%) Regression Testing
12 54 (9.29%) SDLC
12 54 (9.29%) Software Engineering
13 51 (8.78%) Validation
14 49 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
15 44 (7.57%) E-Commerce
16 41 (7.06%) Configuration Management
16 41 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
17 36 (6.20%) Integration Testing
17 36 (6.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (22.03%) Java
2 98 (16.87%) SQL
3 84 (14.46%) JavaScript
4 82 (14.11%) C#
5 80 (13.77%) Python
6 58 (9.98%) Ruby
7 34 (5.85%) C
8 29 (4.99%) Scala
9 28 (4.82%) Perl
10 20 (3.44%) C++
11 19 (3.27%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.75%) PHP
13 14 (2.41%) PowerShell
13 14 (2.41%) VBA
13 14 (2.41%) VBScript
14 11 (1.89%) Groovy
15 9 (1.55%) VB
16 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.03%) CoffeeScript
18 5 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 86 (14.80%) ISTQB
2 85 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 69 (11.88%) ISEB
4 45 (7.75%) SC Cleared
5 40 (6.88%) Degree
6 39 (6.71%) DV Cleared
7 30 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.52%) CCNA
12 2 (0.34%) CCNP
12 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.17%) CCIE
13 1 (0.17%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.17%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.17%) MCP
13 1 (0.17%) MCSE
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (21.69%) QA
2 16 (2.75%) SDET
3 6 (1.03%) DO-178B
3 6 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.69%) WCAG
5 3 (0.52%) DO-160
5 3 (0.52%) SLA
6 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.34%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.34%) TickIT
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.17%) ECSS
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA
7 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (4.65%) Docker
2 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.34%) Firmware
4 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 38 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.72%) Puppet
3 6 (1.03%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Cacti
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) Nmap
5 1 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 43 (7.40%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.54%) Oracle
3 37 (6.37%) HP
4 15 (2.58%) VMware
5 12 (2.07%) Cisco
5 12 (2.07%) IBM
6 7 (1.20%) EMC
6 7 (1.20%) Rally
7 6 (1.03%) AppDynamics
7 6 (1.03%) Dynatrace
7 6 (1.03%) New Relic
7 6 (1.03%) Serena
7 6 (1.03%) Veritas
8 5 (0.86%) Juniper
8 5 (0.86%) Nokia
9 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.69%) NetApp
9 4 (0.69%) SAP
10 3 (0.52%) Huawei
10 3 (0.52%) Splunk
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