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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 336 369 302
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 283 208 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.43% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.46% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 114 165
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £22.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Test Engineer
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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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +55 102 £363 +2.11% 20
South East +8 87 £275 -11.29% 26
East of England -2 35 £363 +31.81% 16
South West -39 33 £350 +16.66% 8
East Midlands +10 11 £275 +22.90% 6
North East - 10 £368 - 1
North West -10 3 £313 -3.84% 9
West Midlands -18 3 £240 +4.34% 3
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 9
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 207 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.42%) Selenium
3 118 (21.93%) SQL
4 109 (20.26%) Java
5 106 (19.70%) Scrum
5 106 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 102 (18.96%) QA
6 102 (18.96%) Test Automation
7 96 (17.84%) BDD
8 85 (15.80%) Cucumber
9 84 (15.61%) Telecoms
9 84 (15.61%) Linux
10 73 (13.57%) Software Testing
11 72 (13.38%) .NET
12 71 (13.20%) Python
13 70 (13.01%) C#
14 68 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
15 65 (12.08%) TDD
15 65 (12.08%) Windows
16 63 (11.71%) ISEB
17 60 (11.15%) UNIX
18 59 (10.97%) HP
19 58 (10.78%) ISTQB
20 57 (10.59%) Automated Testing
21 56 (10.41%) Test Strategy
22 55 (10.22%) Ruby
22 55 (10.22%) Security Cleared
22 55 (10.22%) XML
22 55 (10.22%) Finance
23 53 (9.85%) WebDriver

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.37%) Documentum
2 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.37%) Node.js
2 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Jetty
3 1 (0.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.04%) MS Office
2 8 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.56%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
2 2 (0.37%) BASE24
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.49%) Office 365
2 5 (0.93%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.18%) LTE
2 35 (6.51%) 3G
3 29 (5.39%) UMTS
4 26 (4.83%) GSM
5 22 (4.09%) GPRS
5 22 (4.09%) HTTP
5 22 (4.09%) Radio Access Network
6 21 (3.90%) Firewall
7 20 (3.72%) 4G
8 19 (3.53%) VoLTE
9 18 (3.35%) Wireshark
9 18 (3.35%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.35%) DVB
10 17 (3.16%) Wireless
11 15 (2.79%) Ethernet
12 14 (2.60%) Broadband
12 14 (2.60%) Internet
13 13 (2.42%) 3GPP
13 13 (2.42%) NAS
14 11 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.53%) MySQL
3 17 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.12%) SQL Navigator
7 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.37%) DB2
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 126 (23.42%) Selenium
2 85 (15.80%) Cucumber
3 53 (9.85%) WebDriver
4 51 (9.48%) JIRA
5 44 (8.18%) LoadRunner
6 31 (5.76%) JUnit
6 31 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 30 (5.58%) QuickTest Pro
8 28 (5.20%) Jenkins
9 27 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
10 26 (4.83%) Git (software)
11 25 (4.65%) Visual Studio
11 25 (4.65%) SoapUI
12 18 (3.35%) Subversion
13 17 (3.16%) SpecFlow
14 16 (2.97%) JMeter
15 14 (2.60%) Calabash
16 11 (2.04%) Facilita Forecast
16 11 (2.04%) Capybara
16 11 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 84 (15.61%) Telecoms
2 55 (10.22%) Finance
3 36 (6.69%) Electronics
4 11 (2.04%) Billing
4 11 (2.04%) Banking
4 11 (2.04%) Military
5 9 (1.67%) Games
6 8 (1.49%) Automotive
6 8 (1.49%) Avionics
7 7 (1.30%) Publishing
8 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.93%) Retail
10 4 (0.74%) Back Office
10 4 (0.74%) Marketing
11 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.38%) .NET
2 55 (10.22%) XML
3 46 (8.55%) Web Services
4 32 (5.95%) SOAP
4 32 (5.95%) REST
5 24 (4.46%) HTML
6 15 (2.79%) WCF
7 14 (2.60%) JSON
7 14 (2.60%) CSS
8 13 (2.42%) WPF
8 13 (2.42%) jQuery
9 12 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 11 (2.04%) Gherkin
10 11 (2.04%) Spring
11 9 (1.67%) RESTful
12 7 (1.30%) OpenCL
13 5 (0.93%) WAP
13 5 (0.93%) XSLT
13 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.51%) Mobile App
3 22 (4.09%) STB
4 17 (3.16%) Open Source
4 17 (3.16%) IPTV
5 16 (2.97%) DTV
5 16 (2.97%) MPEG
6 12 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (2.04%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.30%) User Experience
8 7 (1.30%) Firmware
9 6 (1.12%) Handset
9 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.12%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.74%) Streaming Video
11 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.74%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 84 (15.61%) Linux
2 65 (12.08%) Windows
3 60 (11.15%) UNIX
4 22 (4.09%) Android
5 20 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.86%) Solaris
7 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.12%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.93%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.93%) VMS
9 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.56%) NetWare
10 3 (0.56%) AIX
10 3 (0.56%) HPUX
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) bada
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (19.70%) Scrum
2 106 (19.70%) Test Scripting
3 102 (18.96%) Test Automation
4 96 (17.84%) BDD
5 73 (13.57%) Software Testing
6 65 (12.08%) TDD
7 57 (10.59%) Automated Testing
8 56 (10.41%) Test Strategy
9 51 (9.48%) Performance Testing
10 46 (8.55%) Regression Testing
11 37 (6.88%) Automation Testing
12 36 (6.69%) Validation
13 33 (6.13%) Manual Testing
14 32 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (5.76%) Integration Testing
16 29 (5.39%) E-Commerce
17 27 (5.02%) Software Engineering
18 23 (4.28%) Configuration Management
19 21 (3.90%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (21.93%) SQL
2 109 (20.26%) Java
3 71 (13.20%) Python
4 70 (13.01%) C#
5 55 (10.22%) Ruby
6 32 (5.95%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.58%) Perl
7 30 (5.58%) C++
8 29 (5.39%) C
9 27 (5.02%) PHP
10 24 (4.46%) Bash Shell
11 14 (2.60%) VBScript
12 13 (2.42%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.49%) VB
14 7 (1.30%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.12%) Tcl
15 6 (1.12%) Scala
15 6 (1.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 63 (11.71%) ISEB
2 58 (10.78%) ISTQB
3 55 (10.22%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.36%) Degree
5 37 (6.88%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.12%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.93%) HND
9 4 (0.74%) CCNP
9 4 (0.74%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.56%) HNC
11 2 (0.37%) CCIE
11 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) MCITP
12 1 (0.19%) CCIP
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) CCA
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (18.96%) QA
2 10 (1.86%) 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
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.93%) NDS
4 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.56%) GPFS
6 1 (0.19%) KVM
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 68 (12.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
2 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.37%) Ansible
3 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 59 (10.97%) HP
2 46 (8.55%) Oracle
3 31 (5.76%) Cisco
4 27 (5.02%) Microsoft
5 25 (4.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 19 (3.53%) VMware
7 10 (1.86%) IBM
8 9 (1.67%) SAP
9 7 (1.30%) EMC
9 7 (1.30%) Juniper
10 6 (1.12%) Citrix
10 6 (1.12%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.12%) Huawei
10 6 (1.12%) Agilent
11 5 (0.93%) Nokia
12 4 (0.74%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.74%) Symbian
12 4 (0.74%) Fortinet
13 3 (0.56%) Compaq
13 3 (0.56%) Adobe
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Arden Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day
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ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
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Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
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London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 325-375 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
East Midlands
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Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
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West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £25000 - £34000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Sussex
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
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Real Staffing
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Computer Futures
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