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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 380 319 334
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 202 252 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.57% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 176 96
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£325 £330 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 27
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -16.66%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
South East -4 95 £265 -16.20% 19
London -44 62 £375 - 37
East of England +3 15 £170 -29.89% 16
South West -4 7 £381 +38.63% 5
North West -18 6 £276 -16.28% 6
Yorkshire -20 6 £313 +13.63%
East Midlands -6 5 £294 - 4
North East -13 5 £198 -47.33% 1
West Midlands -11 1 £275 -29.03% 4
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 127 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (22.95%) Selenium
3 78 (18.27%) Java
4 76 (17.80%) Telecoms
4 76 (17.80%) QA
4 76 (17.80%) Test Automation
5 67 (15.69%) Test Scripting
6 65 (15.22%) Security Cleared
7 64 (14.99%) Validation
8 60 (14.05%) Scrum
9 57 (13.35%) Linux
10 54 (12.65%) C#
10 54 (12.65%) Microsoft
11 49 (11.48%) 3G
12 48 (11.24%) Python
13 47 (11.01%) Windows
13 47 (11.01%) Automated Testing
14 46 (10.77%) Software Testing
14 46 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
14 46 (10.77%) SQL
15 45 (10.54%) JIRA
16 44 (10.30%) WebDriver
17 41 (9.60%) HP
17 41 (9.60%) Automation Testing
18 40 (9.37%) Cucumber
19 38 (8.90%) SC Cleared
20 37 (8.67%) Software Engineering
21 36 (8.43%) Test Strategy
22 35 (8.20%) ISEB
22 35 (8.20%) JavaScript

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (2.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (1.87%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.41%) JBoss
5 5 (1.17%) CMS
6 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Windchill
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.47%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) SaaS
1 4 (0.94%) Office 365
2 3 (0.70%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.48%) 3G
2 33 (7.73%) LTE
3 28 (6.56%) 4G
4 22 (5.15%) Wireless
5 21 (4.92%) GSM
6 18 (4.22%) VoLTE
7 17 (3.98%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (3.75%) Wireshark
9 14 (3.28%) SS7
9 14 (3.28%) 2G
10 13 (3.04%) VoIP
11 12 (2.81%) TCP/IP
12 11 (2.58%) UMTS
12 11 (2.58%) MPLS
12 11 (2.58%) SIGTRAN
13 10 (2.34%) Internet
13 10 (2.34%) SMS
14 9 (2.11%) Broadband
14 9 (2.11%) Ethernet
14 9 (2.11%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 13 (3.04%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.47%) Big Data
7 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.47%) MySQL
7 2 (0.47%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) HBase
8 1 (0.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 98 (22.95%) Selenium
2 45 (10.54%) JIRA
3 44 (10.30%) WebDriver
4 40 (9.37%) Cucumber
5 24 (5.62%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (3.28%) SoapUI
7 14 (3.28%) Eclipse
8 13 (3.04%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.81%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.58%) LoadRunner
10 11 (2.58%) LabVIEW
10 11 (2.58%) Git (software)
11 10 (2.34%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (2.11%) JMeter
12 9 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (2.11%) Subversion
13 6 (1.41%) MSTest
13 6 (1.41%) eggPlant
General
1 76 (17.80%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.32%) Finance
3 19 (4.45%) Electronics
4 16 (3.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.41%) Billing
5 6 (1.41%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.41%) Military
6 5 (1.17%) Automotive
6 5 (1.17%) Games
6 5 (1.17%) Avionics
6 5 (1.17%) Banking
7 4 (0.94%) Marketing
8 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.73%) .NET
2 24 (5.62%) HTML
3 20 (4.68%) Web Services
4 15 (3.51%) SOAP
5 14 (3.28%) XML
5 14 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.34%) Gherkin
7 9 (2.11%) J2EE
8 8 (1.87%) WPF
9 6 (1.41%) JSON
9 6 (1.41%) REST
9 6 (1.41%) HTML5
10 5 (1.17%) Android SDK
10 5 (1.17%) CSS
10 5 (1.17%) WCF
11 4 (0.94%) RESTful
11 4 (0.94%) iOS SDK
11 4 (0.94%) ADO.NET
11 4 (0.94%) JSP
12 3 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.98%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.04%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.34%) Open Source
4 10 (2.34%) Replication
5 9 (2.11%) Video on Demand
5 9 (2.11%) IPTV
6 8 (1.87%) STB
6 8 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (1.41%) User Experience
8 5 (1.17%) MPEG
8 5 (1.17%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.17%) DTV
8 5 (1.17%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.17%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.94%) PKI
9 4 (0.94%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.70%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.35%) Linux
2 47 (11.01%) Windows
3 29 (6.79%) UNIX
4 27 (6.32%) Android
5 23 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.41%) VMS
7 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.94%) AIX
8 3 (0.70%) CentOS
9 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.23%) bada
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (29.74%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (17.80%) Test Automation
3 67 (15.69%) Test Scripting
4 64 (14.99%) Validation
5 60 (14.05%) Scrum
6 47 (11.01%) Automated Testing
7 46 (10.77%) Software Testing
8 41 (9.60%) Automation Testing
9 37 (8.67%) Software Engineering
10 36 (8.43%) Test Strategy
11 33 (7.73%) Regression Testing
11 33 (7.73%) TDD
12 31 (7.26%) Manual Testing
12 31 (7.26%) BDD
13 30 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (6.09%) System Testing
15 21 (4.92%) Performance Testing
16 19 (4.45%) Integration Testing
17 18 (4.22%) Test Planning
17 18 (4.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 78 (18.27%) Java
2 54 (12.65%) C#
3 48 (11.24%) Python
4 46 (10.77%) SQL
5 35 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 24 (5.62%) Ruby
7 22 (5.15%) Perl
8 21 (4.92%) Shell Script
9 16 (3.75%) C
10 13 (3.04%) PHP
11 9 (2.11%) C++
11 9 (2.11%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.41%) VB
13 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.70%) Groovy
15 2 (0.47%) Erlang
15 2 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.47%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 65 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 35 (8.20%) ISEB
4 29 (6.79%) Degree
5 27 (6.32%) ISTQB
6 19 (4.45%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.28%) CCNP
9 9 (2.11%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.17%) HNC
10 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.94%) MCITP
12 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.47%) CCNA
13 2 (0.47%) CCA
13 2 (0.47%) HND
14 1 (0.23%) MCSE
14 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (17.80%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.23%) GCP
3 1 (0.23%) GMP
3 1 (0.23%) GxP
3 1 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (2.34%) Firmware
2 8 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.23%) NFS
5 1 (0.23%) NDS
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.04%) Puppet
3 6 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.70%) Iperf
4 3 (0.70%) Netcool
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.23%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 54 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.60%) HP
3 32 (7.49%) Oracle
4 24 (5.62%) Cisco
5 16 (3.75%) VMware
6 13 (3.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 12 (2.81%) Juniper
7 12 (2.81%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.64%) EMC
8 7 (1.64%) F5
9 6 (1.41%) McAfee
9 6 (1.41%) IBM
10 5 (1.17%) Nokia
11 4 (0.94%) Google
11 4 (0.94%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.94%) Siemens
11 4 (0.94%) Adobe
12 3 (0.70%) Veritas
12 3 (0.70%) Apple
12 3 (0.70%) Ericsson
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Rate: £340 - £395 per day + extensions
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £1 - £25 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
East Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Sussex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago