The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 326 302 313
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 67 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.46% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 80 56
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£335 £364 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.90% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £236 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -58.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.80%
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
20605 21672 19774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.64% 92.94% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14256 14887 13479
Average daily rate £448 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 408 406
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 April 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
City of London +2 8 £400 +18.51% 13
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 88 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (40.91%) Selenium
3 61 (34.66%) Test Automation
4 52 (29.55%) QA
5 49 (27.84%) Java
6 45 (25.57%) Cucumber
7 40 (22.73%) Python
8 39 (22.16%) Scrum
8 39 (22.16%) BDD
9 36 (20.45%) Test Scripting
10 35 (19.89%) TDD
11 32 (18.18%) WebDriver
12 30 (17.05%) SQL
13 27 (15.34%) JIRA
14 26 (14.77%) Linux
15 25 (14.20%) C#
16 24 (13.64%) HP
16 24 (13.64%) Ruby
16 24 (13.64%) Automated Testing
16 24 (13.64%) Automation Testing
17 22 (12.50%) Windows
18 21 (11.93%) ISEB
18 21 (11.93%) Apple iOS
19 20 (11.36%) ISTQB
19 20 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (11.36%) Android
20 18 (10.23%) UNIX
21 16 (9.09%) Degree
21 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
22 15 (8.52%) LoadRunner

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (3.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.70%) CMS
4 2 (1.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.70%) MS Office
2 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) PaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) Internet
2 5 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (2.84%) Broadband
2 5 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (1.70%) FWSM
3 3 (1.70%) Firewall
3 3 (1.70%) GSM
4 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.14%) UMTS
4 2 (1.14%) HTTP
4 2 (1.14%) GPRS
4 2 (1.14%) MPLS
4 2 (1.14%) DVB
4 2 (1.14%) BGP
4 2 (1.14%) IPv6
5 1 (0.57%) SS7
5 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.57%) PSTN
5 1 (0.57%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.57%) HBase
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (40.91%) Selenium
2 45 (25.57%) Cucumber
3 32 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 27 (15.34%) JIRA
5 15 (8.52%) LoadRunner
6 14 (7.95%) Calabash
6 14 (7.95%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.39%) Subversion
8 12 (6.82%) Git (software)
9 10 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (5.68%) SpecFlow
10 9 (5.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (5.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (4.55%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.98%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (3.98%) NeoLoad
12 7 (3.98%) Appium
12 7 (3.98%) Maven
13 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.41%) JMeter
General
1 10 (5.68%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.41%) Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Games
5 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.95%) .NET
2 10 (5.68%) XML
2 10 (5.68%) Gherkin
3 9 (5.11%) Web Services
4 7 (3.98%) REST
4 7 (3.98%) SOAP
5 6 (3.41%) HTML
6 5 (2.84%) JSON
6 5 (2.84%) RESTful
7 4 (2.27%) CSS
7 4 (2.27%) iOS SDK
7 4 (2.27%) Android SDK
8 3 (1.70%) HTML5
8 3 (1.70%) Middleware
9 2 (1.14%) WCF
9 2 (1.14%) WPF
9 2 (1.14%) jQuery
9 2 (1.14%) Spring
9 2 (1.14%) WAP
9 2 (1.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.11%) Open Source
4 7 (3.98%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) STB
7 4 (2.27%) DTV
8 3 (1.70%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.70%) IPTV
8 3 (1.70%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.14%) MPEG
9 2 (1.14%) Handset
9 2 (1.14%) Social Media
9 2 (1.14%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.14%) User Experience
10 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.57%) New Media
10 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.57%) W3C
10 1 (0.57%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.77%) Linux
2 22 (12.50%) Windows
3 21 (11.93%) Apple iOS
4 20 (11.36%) Android
5 18 (10.23%) UNIX
6 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (34.66%) Test Automation
3 39 (22.16%) Scrum
3 39 (22.16%) BDD
4 36 (20.45%) Test Scripting
5 35 (19.89%) TDD
6 24 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 24 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 20 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.52%) Manual Testing
9 14 (7.95%) Regression Testing
9 14 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 13 (7.39%) Waterfall
10 13 (7.39%) Performance Testing
10 13 (7.39%) Software Testing
10 13 (7.39%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (6.25%) V-Model
13 10 (5.68%) Kanban
13 10 (5.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.84%) Java
2 40 (22.73%) Python
3 30 (17.05%) SQL
4 25 (14.20%) C#
5 24 (13.64%) Ruby
6 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.25%) Perl
8 10 (5.68%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.55%) PHP
10 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.70%) VB
10 3 (1.70%) C++
10 3 (1.70%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.14%) Scala
11 2 (1.14%) C
11 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.57%) JCL
12 1 (0.57%) XPath
12 1 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) ISEB
2 20 (11.36%) ISTQB
3 16 (9.09%) Degree
4 15 (8.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.11%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.98%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.70%) HNC
8 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.57%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.57%) CISSP
9 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.57%) CISM
9 1 (0.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (29.55%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) GMP
2 1 (0.57%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.70%) NDS
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.11%) Puppet
3 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.14%) SCCM
4 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 24 (13.64%) HP
2 14 (7.95%) Oracle
3 12 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.41%) VMware
5 5 (2.84%) F5
5 5 (2.84%) Cisco
6 3 (1.70%) Adobe
7 2 (1.14%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) BT
7 2 (1.14%) McAfee
7 2 (1.14%) Citrix
7 2 (1.14%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.57%) CA
8 1 (0.57%) EMC
8 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) Sybase
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