The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 315 360 308
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 111 66 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.29% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 46 82
Median daily rate £400 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £14.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £14.00 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20247 21536 22754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.14% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 15250 16369
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 348 448
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the London region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the London region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London 0 14 £475 +46.15% 3
Croydon - 1 £463 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £310 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 122 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (49.05%) Selenium
3 98 (46.67%) QA
4 86 (40.95%) Java
5 84 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 74 (35.24%) Cucumber
7 68 (32.38%) BDD
8 47 (22.38%) Jenkins
9 46 (21.90%) WebDriver
9 46 (21.90%) TDD
10 38 (18.10%) Automation Testing
11 36 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 35 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 35 (16.67%) Node.js
12 35 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
13 31 (14.76%) Scrum
13 31 (14.76%) Performance Testing
14 30 (14.29%) SDET
15 29 (13.81%) Appium
16 28 (13.33%) HTML
16 28 (13.33%) Finance
17 27 (12.86%) Ruby
18 26 (12.38%) JIRA
18 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (11.43%) Test Scripting
19 24 (11.43%) Regression Testing
19 24 (11.43%) Functional Testing
20 23 (10.95%) SQL
20 23 (10.95%) Web Services
21 22 (10.48%) Banking

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 7 (3.33%) Jetty
2 4 (1.90%) Confluence
3 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.95%) Apache
4 2 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
5 1 (0.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (0.95%) SAP SD
1 2 (0.95%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.95%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.48%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) GitHub
3 2 (0.95%) CloudBees
3 2 (0.95%) IaaS
3 2 (0.95%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.95%) PaaS
4 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) BGP
1 4 (1.90%) DVB
1 4 (1.90%) Internet
1 4 (1.90%) MPLS
1 4 (1.90%) MQTT
1 4 (1.90%) VPLS
2 3 (1.43%) 3G
2 3 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (1.43%) IPv4
2 3 (1.43%) IPv6
2 3 (1.43%) MVNO
3 2 (0.95%) 4G
3 2 (0.95%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.95%) FTP
3 2 (0.95%) GSM
3 2 (0.95%) HTTP
3 2 (0.95%) Intranet
3 2 (0.95%) VPN
3 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.90%) Big Data
4 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.43%) MySQL
4 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) GIS
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 103 (49.05%) Selenium
2 74 (35.24%) Cucumber
3 47 (22.38%) Jenkins
4 46 (21.90%) WebDriver
5 29 (13.81%) Appium
6 26 (12.38%) JIRA
7 18 (8.57%) Git (software)
8 17 (8.10%) HP UFT
9 13 (6.19%) Calabash
9 13 (6.19%) JUnit
9 13 (6.19%) Maven
10 10 (4.76%) JBehave
10 10 (4.76%) JMeter
10 10 (4.76%) LoadRunner
10 10 (4.76%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.81%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.33%) Ant
12 7 (3.33%) Hudson
12 7 (3.33%) Subversion
13 6 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (13.33%) Finance
2 22 (10.48%) Banking
3 11 (5.24%) Retail
4 10 (4.76%) Games
5 7 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.33%) Publishing
5 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.38%) Marketing
7 4 (1.90%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.95%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Electronics
8 2 (0.95%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.67%) Node.js
2 28 (13.33%) HTML
3 23 (10.95%) Web Services
4 21 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 17 (8.10%) HTML5
6 16 (7.62%) REST
7 15 (7.14%) SOAP
8 14 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (5.71%) .NET
9 12 (5.71%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.76%) RESTful
11 9 (4.29%) JSON
11 9 (4.29%) Kafka
12 8 (3.81%) XML
13 7 (3.33%) CSS
14 3 (1.43%) 802.1X
14 3 (1.43%) Apache CXF
14 3 (1.43%) Drools
14 3 (1.43%) XHTML
15 2 (0.95%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.62%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.33%) STB
3 7 (3.33%) User Experience
4 6 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.90%) IPTV
6 4 (1.90%) Social Media
7 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.43%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.43%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.95%) CCTV
8 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.95%) Digital TV
8 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.95%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.62%) Linux
2 15 (7.14%) Unix
3 14 (6.67%) Android
3 14 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.71%) Windows
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (58.10%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 68 (32.38%) BDD
4 46 (21.90%) TDD
5 38 (18.10%) Automation Testing
6 35 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 35 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 31 (14.76%) Performance Testing
7 31 (14.76%) Scrum
8 26 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (11.43%) Functional Testing
9 24 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 24 (11.43%) Test Scripting
10 22 (10.48%) Manual Testing
11 20 (9.52%) Pair Programming
12 19 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (8.57%) Software Engineering
14 17 (8.10%) Open Source
15 16 (7.62%) DevOps
16 15 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (40.95%) Java
2 36 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 27 (12.86%) Ruby
4 23 (10.95%) SQL
5 20 (9.52%) C#
6 17 (8.10%) Python
7 11 (5.24%) Groovy
8 10 (4.76%) C++
8 10 (4.76%) Scala
9 7 (3.33%) Perl
10 6 (2.86%) PHP
11 3 (1.43%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.95%) C
12 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.48%) AspectJ
13 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.19%) ISTQB
3 12 (5.71%) ISEB
4 10 (4.76%) Degree
4 10 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.90%) PhD
8 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.48%) CCNA
8 1 (0.48%) CEH
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.48%) GIAC
8 1 (0.48%) HNC
8 1 (0.48%) HND
8 1 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.48%) OSCP
8 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (46.67%) QA
2 30 (14.29%) SDET
3 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Firmware
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) Nmap
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 13 (6.19%) HP
2 8 (3.81%) Huawei
3 7 (3.33%) IBM
3 7 (3.33%) Oracle
4 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.90%) Cisco
4 4 (1.90%) MuleSoft
4 4 (1.90%) Nokia
4 4 (1.90%) Sybase
5 3 (1.43%) Google
5 3 (1.43%) SAP
6 2 (0.95%) Adobe
6 2 (0.95%) Calypso
6 2 (0.95%) Guidewire
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.95%) Roku
6 2 (0.95%) Temenos
7 1 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.48%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
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