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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 329 305 330
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 73 100 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 76 53
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£375 £384 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.06% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -20.00%
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
20188 21161 20446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.06% 92.87% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 14901 13771
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 380 457
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 29 May 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 29 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
City of London +7 13 £375 +11.11% 9
Ealing - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £280 -
Paddington - 1 £550 -
Croydon - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 68 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (43.54%) Selenium
3 44 (29.93%) Test Automation
4 38 (25.85%) QA
5 36 (24.49%) Java
5 36 (24.49%) Scrum
6 35 (23.81%) Cucumber
7 34 (23.13%) WebDriver
8 27 (18.37%) C#
9 26 (17.69%) JIRA
10 25 (17.01%) BDD
11 23 (15.65%) SQL
11 23 (15.65%) Python
12 22 (14.97%) Linux
12 22 (14.97%) Test Scripting
12 22 (14.97%) Automated Testing
13 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
14 19 (12.93%) TDD
14 19 (12.93%) SDLC
15 18 (12.24%) Oracle
16 17 (11.56%) Ruby
16 17 (11.56%) Automation Testing
17 16 (10.88%) Windows
18 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
19 14 (9.52%) Finance
20 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
20 13 (8.84%) Software Engineering
20 13 (8.84%) Software Testing
21 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (2.04%) CMS
3 2 (1.36%) JBoss
3 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
4 1 (0.68%) Apache
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 3 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Unica
2 1 (0.68%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) Internet
1 8 (5.44%) MPLS
1 8 (5.44%) BGP
1 8 (5.44%) Broadband
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (3.40%) IPv6
4 4 (2.72%) L2TP
4 4 (2.72%) IPv4
4 4 (2.72%) PPP
5 3 (2.04%) VPN
5 3 (2.04%) HTTP
5 3 (2.04%) IOS XR
6 2 (1.36%) FWSM
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) GSM
7 1 (0.68%) VDSL
7 1 (0.68%) PSTN
7 1 (0.68%) UMTS
7 1 (0.68%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.44%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) HBase
7 1 (0.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 64 (43.54%) Selenium
2 35 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 34 (23.13%) WebDriver
4 26 (17.69%) JIRA
5 12 (8.16%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.76%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (2.72%) Calabash
11 4 (2.72%) JMeter
11 4 (2.72%) Xcode
11 4 (2.72%) MSTest
11 4 (2.72%) PHPUnit
12 3 (2.04%) FitNesse
12 3 (2.04%) Maven
12 3 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 14 (9.52%) Finance
2 8 (5.44%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Publishing
5 2 (1.36%) Games
5 2 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.16%) .NET
2 11 (7.48%) Web Services
3 10 (6.80%) Gherkin
4 7 (4.76%) SOAP
5 5 (3.40%) XML
5 5 (3.40%) HTML
5 5 (3.40%) REST
6 4 (2.72%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.72%) iOS SDK
6 4 (2.72%) CSS
6 4 (2.72%) WPF
6 4 (2.72%) JSON
7 2 (1.36%) Middleware
7 2 (1.36%) J2EE
7 2 (1.36%) COM
7 2 (1.36%) RESTful
8 1 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.68%) WAP
8 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Client/Server
2 7 (4.76%) User Experience
3 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.08%) Video on Demand
3 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.08%) IPTV
4 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.04%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.36%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.36%) DTV
6 2 (1.36%) MPEG
6 2 (1.36%) Social Media
6 2 (1.36%) STB
7 1 (0.68%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.97%) Linux
2 16 (10.88%) Windows
3 10 (6.80%) Android
4 9 (6.12%) UNIX
4 9 (6.12%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (29.93%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.49%) Scrum
4 25 (17.01%) BDD
5 22 (14.97%) Test Scripting
5 22 (14.97%) Automated Testing
6 19 (12.93%) TDD
6 19 (12.93%) SDLC
7 17 (11.56%) Automation Testing
8 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.84%) Software Engineering
9 13 (8.84%) Software Testing
10 12 (8.16%) Test Strategy
11 11 (7.48%) Regression Testing
11 11 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (6.12%) Open Source
13 9 (6.12%) OO
14 8 (5.44%) Workflow
14 8 (5.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.49%) Java
2 27 (18.37%) C#
3 23 (15.65%) SQL
3 23 (15.65%) Python
4 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.56%) Ruby
6 12 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.48%) Perl
8 9 (6.12%) PHP
9 4 (2.72%) C++
10 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.04%) VB
11 2 (1.36%) C
12 1 (0.68%) XPath
12 1 (0.68%) Scala
12 1 (0.68%) Groovy
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) Degree
3 9 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.08%) ISEB
4 6 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.04%) HNC
6 3 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.85%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.68%) GMP
2 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) Puppet
1 9 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Oracle
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.48%) HP
4 6 (4.08%) F5
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco
5 4 (2.72%) Sybase
6 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.04%) VMware
7 2 (1.36%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.36%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.36%) EMC
7 2 (1.36%) McAfee
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) Mercator
8 1 (0.68%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.68%) CA
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