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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 349 311 331
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 59 103 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 85 59
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£335 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £251 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.00%
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
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £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 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 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 24 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 7 £400 +23.07% 9
Uxbridge - 2 £280 -
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 73 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.13%) Selenium
3 48 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 43 (28.29%) QA
5 40 (26.32%) Java
6 36 (23.68%) Scrum
6 36 (23.68%) Cucumber
7 31 (20.39%) BDD
7 31 (20.39%) Python
7 31 (20.39%) Test Scripting
8 30 (19.74%) WebDriver
9 26 (17.11%) TDD
9 26 (17.11%) Linux
10 24 (15.79%) JIRA
11 22 (14.47%) SQL
12 19 (12.50%) C#
12 19 (12.50%) Windows
12 19 (12.50%) HP
12 19 (12.50%) Ruby
13 17 (11.18%) Automated Testing
14 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 16 (10.53%) ISEB
14 16 (10.53%) Automation Testing
15 15 (9.87%) UNIX
15 15 (9.87%) ISTQB
16 14 (9.21%) Software Testing
16 14 (9.21%) Android
16 14 (9.21%) Oracle
16 14 (9.21%) Regression Testing
17 13 (8.55%) Microsoft

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.97%) CMS
3 2 (1.32%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Drupal
4 1 (0.66%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (0.66%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.66%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Internet
2 4 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (2.63%) Broadband
2 4 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.63%) IOS XR
3 3 (1.97%) FWSM
3 3 (1.97%) Firewall
3 3 (1.97%) GSM
4 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.32%) GPRS
4 2 (1.32%) UMTS
5 1 (0.66%) Skype
5 1 (0.66%) DVB
5 1 (0.66%) SS7
5 1 (0.66%) MPLS
5 1 (0.66%) BGP
5 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.66%) IPv6
5 1 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.66%) Big Data
4 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.66%) HBase
4 1 (0.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 61 (40.13%) Selenium
2 36 (23.68%) Cucumber
3 30 (19.74%) WebDriver
4 24 (15.79%) JIRA
5 9 (5.92%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.92%) LoadRunner
5 9 (5.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.26%) Subversion
6 8 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 8 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.61%) Calabash
8 6 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.95%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.29%) Maven
10 4 (2.63%) MSTest
10 4 (2.63%) PHPUnit
10 4 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
1 10 (6.58%) Finance
2 3 (1.97%) Banking
3 2 (1.32%) Italian Language
3 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.32%) Billing
3 2 (1.32%) Marketing
3 2 (1.32%) Retail
3 2 (1.32%) Games
3 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.32%) Publishing
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.66%) Electronics
4 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) .NET
2 8 (5.26%) XML
2 8 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 5 (3.29%) SOAP
3 5 (3.29%) Web Services
4 4 (2.63%) JSON
4 4 (2.63%) iOS SDK
4 4 (2.63%) Android SDK
5 3 (1.97%) HTML
5 3 (1.97%) RESTful
6 2 (1.32%) jQuery
6 2 (1.32%) Spring
6 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.32%) CSS
6 2 (1.32%) J2EE
6 2 (1.32%) WAP
6 2 (1.32%) Middleware
6 2 (1.32%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.61%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.29%) Open Source
5 3 (1.97%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.97%) STB
5 3 (1.97%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.32%) Social Media
6 2 (1.32%) IPTV
6 2 (1.32%) MPEG
6 2 (1.32%) Handset
6 2 (1.32%) DTV
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) W3C
7 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.66%) AS400
7 1 (0.66%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.11%) Linux
2 19 (12.50%) Windows
3 15 (9.87%) UNIX
4 14 (9.21%) Android
5 12 (7.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 36 (23.68%) Scrum
4 31 (20.39%) BDD
4 31 (20.39%) Test Scripting
5 26 (17.11%) TDD
6 17 (11.18%) Automated Testing
7 16 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Regression Testing
9 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 12 (7.89%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.24%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.58%) Test Strategy
13 9 (5.92%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.92%) Performance Testing
14 8 (5.26%) System Testing
14 8 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.32%) Java
2 31 (20.39%) Python
3 22 (14.47%) SQL
4 19 (12.50%) C#
4 19 (12.50%) Ruby
5 12 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 11 (7.24%) Perl
7 10 (6.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.61%) PHP
9 3 (1.97%) C
9 3 (1.97%) C++
9 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.97%) VB
10 2 (1.32%) Scala
10 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.66%) JCL
11 1 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
1 16 (10.53%) ISEB
2 15 (9.87%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.55%) Degree
4 9 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.97%) HNC
7 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (28.29%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.66%) GMP
2 1 (0.66%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) NDS
2 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.92%) Puppet
3 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.32%) SCCM
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) HP
2 14 (9.21%) Oracle
3 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.95%) VMware
5 4 (2.63%) Cisco
5 4 (2.63%) F5
6 2 (1.32%) BT
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Adobe
6 2 (1.32%) Citrix
6 2 (1.32%) EMC
6 2 (1.32%) McAfee
6 2 (1.32%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (1.32%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.66%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.66%) Remedy
7 1 (0.66%) Mercator
7 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.66%) CA
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