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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 305 343 305
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 113 82 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.38% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 62 88
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £318 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +11.20%
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
20640 21725 21929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.90% 94.58% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15039 15000 15432
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 406 397
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 +54 26 £425 +13.33% 8
Osterley - 5 £120 -
Greenford - 3 £243 -
Harrow - 1 £365 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 112 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.15%) TDD
2 57 (31.15%) Java
3 50 (27.32%) Selenium
3 50 (27.32%) BDD
4 46 (25.14%) QA
5 45 (24.59%) Test Automation
5 45 (24.59%) Cucumber
6 42 (22.95%) SQL
7 41 (22.40%) Python
8 38 (20.77%) Linux
8 38 (20.77%) JIRA
9 36 (19.67%) Automated Testing
10 31 (16.94%) Scrum
11 29 (15.85%) WebDriver
11 29 (15.85%) Automation Testing
12 28 (15.30%) Software Testing
12 28 (15.30%) Security Cleared
13 27 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (14.75%) JavaScript
14 26 (14.21%) C#
15 25 (13.66%) ISTQB
16 24 (13.11%) Test Scripting
16 24 (13.11%) Unix
16 24 (13.11%) Windows
16 24 (13.11%) Web Services
16 24 (13.11%) E-Commerce
17 23 (12.57%) Git (software)
18 22 (12.02%) SDLC
18 22 (12.02%) Functional Testing

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 10 (5.46%) Node.js
2 9 (4.92%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.28%) Jetty
4 5 (2.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.09%) Confluence
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) Mule
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.19%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.92%) DVB
2 8 (4.37%) VPN
3 5 (2.73%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (2.73%) Firewall
3 5 (2.73%) IOS XR
3 5 (2.73%) IPv4
3 5 (2.73%) IPv6
3 5 (2.73%) Wireshark
4 4 (2.19%) BGP
4 4 (2.19%) HTTP
4 4 (2.19%) MPLS
4 4 (2.19%) NAS
4 4 (2.19%) SAN
5 3 (1.64%) 3G
5 3 (1.64%) Broadband
6 2 (1.09%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (1.09%) DNS
6 2 (1.09%) Internet
6 2 (1.09%) MVNO
6 2 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.65%) Hadoop
2 14 (7.65%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.56%) Big Data
4 6 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.28%) MySQL
5 5 (2.73%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.19%) GIS
6 4 (2.19%) MS Access
7 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.09%) HPCC
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.55%) Redis
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (27.32%) Selenium
2 45 (24.59%) Cucumber
3 38 (20.77%) JIRA
4 29 (15.85%) WebDriver
5 23 (12.57%) Git (software)
6 21 (11.48%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.10%) Appium
8 10 (5.46%) Calabash
9 9 (4.92%) HP UFT
9 9 (4.92%) PHPUnit
10 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.28%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.28%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.73%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.73%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.19%) Capybara
12 4 (2.19%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.64%) Gitweb
13 3 (1.64%) Robotium
General
1 14 (7.65%) Finance
1 14 (7.65%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.37%) Banking
3 6 (3.28%) Games
4 5 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Retail
6 3 (1.64%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.11%) Web Services
2 21 (11.48%) XML
3 18 (9.84%) REST
4 15 (8.20%) .NET
5 10 (5.46%) Gherkin
5 10 (5.46%) SOAP
6 9 (4.92%) Dropwizard
6 9 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.37%) spray
8 6 (3.28%) XSD
9 5 (2.73%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.73%) Kafka
10 4 (2.19%) RESTful
11 3 (1.64%) Middleware
12 2 (1.09%) HTML
13 1 (0.55%) J2EE
13 1 (0.55%) JMS
13 1 (0.55%) LAMP
13 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (0.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (8.20%) STB
2 12 (6.56%) IPTV
3 8 (4.37%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (3.83%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.28%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (3.28%) User Experience
6 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.19%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.19%) IBM XIV
7 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.64%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.09%) IVR
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.77%) Linux
2 24 (13.11%) Unix
2 24 (13.11%) Windows
3 15 (8.20%) Apple iOS
4 14 (7.65%) Android
5 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (61.20%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (31.15%) TDD
3 50 (27.32%) BDD
4 45 (24.59%) Test Automation
5 36 (19.67%) Automated Testing
6 31 (16.94%) Scrum
7 29 (15.85%) Automation Testing
8 28 (15.30%) Software Testing
9 27 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (13.11%) E-Commerce
10 24 (13.11%) Test Scripting
11 22 (12.02%) Functional Testing
11 22 (12.02%) SDLC
12 20 (10.93%) Pair Programming
13 18 (9.84%) Regression Testing
14 15 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (7.10%) API Testing
16 13 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
16 13 (7.10%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.15%) Java
2 42 (22.95%) SQL
3 41 (22.40%) Python
4 27 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 26 (14.21%) C#
6 19 (10.38%) Ruby
7 17 (9.29%) Perl
7 17 (9.29%) Scala
8 11 (6.01%) PHP
9 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.83%) C
11 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.28%) VBA
12 5 (2.73%) C++
13 4 (2.19%) VBScript
14 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.64%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.55%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 28 (15.30%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.66%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.38%) DV Cleared
3 19 (10.38%) ISEB
4 11 (6.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.28%) Degree
7 3 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) CCNA
8 2 (1.09%) HND
8 2 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.14%) QA
2 12 (6.56%) SDET
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) Docker
2 4 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Nmap
3 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (11.48%) HP
2 17 (9.29%) Oracle
3 15 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.73%) Cisco
5 4 (2.19%) EMC
5 4 (2.19%) IBM
5 4 (2.19%) NetApp
5 4 (2.19%) Veritas
5 4 (2.19%) VMware
6 2 (1.09%) F5
6 2 (1.09%) Huawei
7 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.55%) BT
7 1 (0.55%) Cerner
7 1 (0.55%) Citrix
7 1 (0.55%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.55%) ESRI
7 1 (0.55%) Nokia
7 1 (0.55%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.55%) Remedy
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day TBC
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago