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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / London
Rank 324 340 317
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 71 73 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.36% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 60
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +7.38%

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
18033 20348 20215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.74% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14394 14249
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 312 339
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 +10 8 £425 -2.85% 8
Greenford - 1 £283 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 120 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (52.49%) Selenium
3 84 (46.41%) QA
4 75 (41.44%) Java
5 70 (38.67%) BDD
6 65 (35.91%) Test Automation
7 63 (34.81%) Cucumber
8 51 (28.18%) TDD
9 46 (25.41%) WebDriver
10 36 (19.89%) Jenkins
11 33 (18.23%) Automated Testing
12 32 (17.68%) Finance
13 30 (16.57%) SQL
14 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
15 27 (14.92%) C#
16 25 (13.81%) JIRA
16 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
17 24 (13.26%) Manual Testing
17 24 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (13.26%) Scrum
18 23 (12.71%) SDET
19 22 (12.15%) Exploratory Testing
19 22 (12.15%) Banking
19 22 (12.15%) Test Scripting
20 21 (11.60%) Node.js
21 20 (11.05%) Web Services
22 18 (9.94%) .NET
22 18 (9.94%) Ruby
23 17 (9.39%) Performance Testing
23 17 (9.39%) HTML

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 6 (3.31%) Jetty
2 5 (2.76%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.55%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.10%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.10%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.10%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.97%) GitHub
2 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 4 (2.21%) DVB
2 4 (2.21%) MQTT
3 3 (1.66%) 3G
3 3 (1.66%) BGP
3 3 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.66%) MPLS
3 3 (1.66%) VPLS
4 2 (1.10%) 4G
4 2 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.10%) FTP
4 2 (1.10%) GSM
4 2 (1.10%) Intranet
4 2 (1.10%) IPv4
4 2 (1.10%) IPv6
4 2 (1.10%) MVNO
4 2 (1.10%) RTSP
5 1 (0.55%) GPRS
5 1 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (3.31%) Big Data
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) Event Store
7 1 (0.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 95 (52.49%) Selenium
2 63 (34.81%) Cucumber
3 46 (25.41%) WebDriver
4 36 (19.89%) Jenkins
5 25 (13.81%) JIRA
6 16 (8.84%) HP UFT
7 12 (6.63%) Git (software)
8 11 (6.08%) Appium
9 10 (5.52%) Calabash
9 10 (5.52%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.97%) SoapUI
10 9 (4.97%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.42%) Hudson
11 8 (4.42%) JMeter
11 8 (4.42%) JUnit
11 8 (4.42%) Maven
11 8 (4.42%) NUnit
12 5 (2.76%) Ant
12 5 (2.76%) GitLab
12 5 (2.76%) JBehave
General
1 32 (17.68%) Finance
2 22 (12.15%) Banking
3 13 (7.18%) Retail
4 9 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.42%) Games
5 8 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.31%) Marketing
6 6 (3.31%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.21%) Advertising
8 3 (1.66%) Electronics
8 3 (1.66%) Front Office
9 2 (1.10%) Publishing
10 1 (0.55%) Automotive
10 1 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.55%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.60%) Node.js
2 20 (11.05%) Web Services
3 18 (9.94%) .NET
4 17 (9.39%) HTML
5 15 (8.29%) Gherkin
5 15 (8.29%) RESTful
6 13 (7.18%) SOAP
7 11 (6.08%) HTML5
7 11 (6.08%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (5.52%) XML
9 9 (4.97%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.97%) REST
10 8 (4.42%) JSON
10 8 (4.42%) Kafka
11 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.21%) CSS
11 4 (2.21%) Guice
11 4 (2.21%) React
12 3 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.66%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
2 4 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (2.21%) IPTV
2 4 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (2.21%) STB
3 3 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.66%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.66%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.10%) CCTV
4 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.10%) Equities
4 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.10%) Online Games
4 2 (1.10%) Streaming Media
4 2 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (0.55%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.84%) Unix
2 15 (8.29%) Android
2 15 (8.29%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.52%) Linux
4 4 (2.21%) Windows
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (66.30%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (38.67%) BDD
3 65 (35.91%) Test Automation
4 51 (28.18%) TDD
5 33 (18.23%) Automated Testing
6 25 (13.81%) Automation Testing
7 24 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (13.26%) Manual Testing
7 24 (13.26%) Scrum
8 22 (12.15%) Exploratory Testing
8 22 (12.15%) Test Scripting
9 17 (9.39%) API Testing
9 17 (9.39%) Performance Testing
10 15 (8.29%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.29%) Functional Testing
10 15 (8.29%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.73%) Pair Programming
11 14 (7.73%) Regression Testing
12 13 (7.18%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (41.44%) Java
2 30 (16.57%) SQL
3 28 (15.47%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.92%) C#
5 18 (9.94%) Ruby
6 13 (7.18%) Scala
7 10 (5.52%) Python
8 8 (4.42%) Perl
9 6 (3.31%) PHP
10 5 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.21%) AspectJ
11 4 (2.21%) C++
11 4 (2.21%) Groovy
11 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.66%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.66%) VBScript
13 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (6.08%) ISEB
1 11 (6.08%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.76%) Degree
3 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.21%) PhD
5 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) HNC
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (46.41%) QA
2 23 (12.71%) SDET
3 2 (1.10%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Docker
2 2 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) Puppet
2 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (4.42%) HP
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle
2 7 (3.87%) Google
2 7 (3.87%) Huawei
2 7 (3.87%) IBM
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.76%) Sybase
4 4 (2.21%) Cisco
4 4 (2.21%) SAP
5 3 (1.66%) Nokia
6 2 (1.10%) ATG
6 2 (1.10%) Calypso
6 2 (1.10%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.10%) Temenos
6 2 (1.10%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe
7 1 (0.55%) Apiary
7 1 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.55%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
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