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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / London
Rank 323 344 311
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 80 72 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 50 74
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +30.08%

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
18146 19966 19997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.10% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12978 14043 14217
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 310 345
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +1 12 £425 +30.76% 6
Feltham - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £283 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 121 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (54.59%) Selenium
3 84 (45.41%) QA
4 78 (42.16%) Java
5 73 (39.46%) Test Automation
6 69 (37.30%) BDD
7 66 (35.68%) Cucumber
8 46 (24.86%) WebDriver
8 46 (24.86%) TDD
9 42 (22.70%) Jenkins
10 32 (17.30%) Automation Testing
11 30 (16.22%) Automated Testing
11 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
12 29 (15.68%) SQL
12 29 (15.68%) Finance
12 29 (15.68%) Scrum
13 28 (15.14%) Exploratory Testing
14 26 (14.05%) C#
14 26 (14.05%) JIRA
14 26 (14.05%) Performance Testing
14 26 (14.05%) Node.js
15 25 (13.51%) Web Services
16 24 (12.97%) Manual Testing
16 24 (12.97%) SDET
17 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (11.89%) Banking
17 22 (11.89%) HTML
18 20 (10.81%) Test Scripting
19 19 (10.27%) SOAP
19 19 (10.27%) Appium

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 7 (3.78%) Jetty
2 6 (3.24%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.16%) Confluence
4 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.54%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.54%) IIS
5 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.08%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.08%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.08%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.54%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) GitHub
2 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) CloudBees
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
3 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.08%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.24%) Internet
2 4 (2.16%) DVB
2 4 (2.16%) MQTT
3 3 (1.62%) 3G
3 3 (1.62%) BGP
3 3 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.62%) MPLS
3 3 (1.62%) VPLS
4 2 (1.08%) 4G
4 2 (1.08%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.08%) FTP
4 2 (1.08%) GSM
4 2 (1.08%) Intranet
4 2 (1.08%) IPv4
4 2 (1.08%) IPv6
4 2 (1.08%) MVNO
4 2 (1.08%) RTSP
4 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.54%) LTE
5 1 (0.54%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (3.24%) Big Data
2 6 (3.24%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.08%) MySQL
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
7 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 101 (54.59%) Selenium
2 66 (35.68%) Cucumber
3 46 (24.86%) WebDriver
4 42 (22.70%) Jenkins
5 26 (14.05%) JIRA
6 19 (10.27%) Appium
7 17 (9.19%) HP UFT
8 15 (8.11%) Git (software)
9 12 (6.49%) JUnit
10 11 (5.95%) Calabash
10 11 (5.95%) JMeter
11 10 (5.41%) NUnit
12 9 (4.86%) Maven
12 9 (4.86%) SoapUI
12 9 (4.86%) SpecFlow
13 8 (4.32%) Hudson
13 8 (4.32%) LoadRunner
14 6 (3.24%) SonarQube
14 6 (3.24%) TeamCity
15 5 (2.70%) GitLab
General
1 29 (15.68%) Finance
2 22 (11.89%) Banking
3 14 (7.57%) Retail
4 8 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.78%) Games
5 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.24%) Marketing
6 6 (3.24%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.16%) Advertising
7 4 (2.16%) Publishing
8 3 (1.62%) Electronics
9 2 (1.08%) Front Office
9 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.54%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.05%) Node.js
2 25 (13.51%) Web Services
3 22 (11.89%) HTML
4 19 (10.27%) SOAP
5 17 (9.19%) .NET
5 17 (9.19%) Gherkin
6 14 (7.57%) HTML5
7 12 (6.49%) AngularJS
7 12 (6.49%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (6.49%) REST
8 11 (5.95%) RESTful
8 11 (5.95%) XML
9 10 (5.41%) JSON
10 9 (4.86%) Kafka
11 6 (3.24%) CSS
12 4 (2.16%) Guice
13 3 (1.62%) Apache CXF
13 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET
13 3 (1.62%) WebSockets
13 3 (1.62%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.86%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.70%) User Experience
4 4 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.16%) IPTV
4 4 (2.16%) STB
5 3 (1.62%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.62%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.62%) Social Media
6 2 (1.08%) CCTV
6 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.08%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.54%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.19%) Unix
2 14 (7.57%) Android
2 14 (7.57%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.49%) Linux
4 8 (4.32%) Windows
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (65.41%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (39.46%) Test Automation
3 69 (37.30%) BDD
4 46 (24.86%) TDD
5 32 (17.30%) Automation Testing
6 30 (16.22%) Automated Testing
7 29 (15.68%) Scrum
8 28 (15.14%) Exploratory Testing
9 26 (14.05%) Performance Testing
10 24 (12.97%) Manual Testing
11 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (10.81%) Test Scripting
13 18 (9.73%) Pair Programming
14 16 (8.65%) E-Commerce
14 16 (8.65%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.11%) Functional Testing
15 15 (8.11%) Software Engineering
16 14 (7.57%) Unit Testing
17 13 (7.03%) API Testing
17 13 (7.03%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (42.16%) Java
2 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 29 (15.68%) SQL
4 26 (14.05%) C#
5 16 (8.65%) Ruby
6 11 (5.95%) Python
6 11 (5.95%) Scala
7 8 (4.32%) Perl
8 6 (3.24%) PHP
9 5 (2.70%) Groovy
9 5 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.16%) AspectJ
10 4 (2.16%) C++
10 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.62%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.62%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.62%) VBScript
12 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) ISTQB
2 9 (4.86%) ISEB
2 9 (4.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.70%) Degree
6 4 (2.16%) PhD
7 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.08%) HNC
9 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (45.41%) QA
2 24 (12.97%) SDET
3 2 (1.08%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Docker
1 1 (0.54%) Firmware
1 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (5.41%) HP
2 8 (4.32%) Oracle
3 7 (3.78%) Huawei
4 6 (3.24%) Google
4 6 (3.24%) IBM
5 5 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.16%) Cisco
6 4 (2.16%) SAP
6 4 (2.16%) Sybase
7 3 (1.62%) Nokia
8 2 (1.08%) Adobe
8 2 (1.08%) ATG
8 2 (1.08%) Calypso
8 2 (1.08%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.08%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.08%) Temenos
9 1 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.54%) Facebook
9 1 (0.54%) hybris
9 1 (0.54%) SOASTA, Inc
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