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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 315 368 303
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 98 61 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.67% +19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
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
22398 23591 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.89% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16199 15934
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 452 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 +44 20 £400 -0.12% 10
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 83 (41.29%) BDD
2 82 (40.80%) Selenium
3 72 (35.82%) Cucumber
4 69 (34.33%) Scrum
4 69 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (31.84%) Java
5 64 (31.84%) Test Automation
6 59 (29.35%) TDD
7 50 (24.88%) SQL
8 46 (22.89%) WebDriver
9 43 (21.39%) JIRA
10 41 (20.40%) QA
11 39 (19.40%) Ruby
12 36 (17.91%) Test Scripting
12 36 (17.91%) Python
13 34 (16.92%) XML
14 30 (14.93%) Web Services
14 30 (14.93%) C#
15 26 (12.94%) Finance
15 26 (12.94%) Mobile App
16 25 (12.44%) E-Commerce
17 24 (11.94%) Jenkins
17 24 (11.94%) Automation Testing
18 23 (11.44%) Windows
19 22 (10.95%) Oracle
19 22 (10.95%) Android
20 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
20 21 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
20 21 (10.45%) .NET
20 21 (10.45%) ISTQB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.00%) Documentum
1 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (1.00%) Node.js
1 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.50%) SAS
2 1 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.49%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.00%) MS Office
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) BASE24
1 2 (1.00%) SunGard GMI
1 2 (1.00%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) GitHub
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.97%) HTTP
2 8 (3.98%) DVB
3 5 (2.49%) Wireshark
3 5 (2.49%) Firewall
4 3 (1.49%) Broadband
4 3 (1.49%) Internet
5 2 (1.00%) 3G
5 2 (1.00%) FTP
5 2 (1.00%) MPLS
5 2 (1.00%) BGP
5 2 (1.00%) DHCP
5 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.00%) Wireless
5 2 (1.00%) LTE
5 2 (1.00%) NAS
5 2 (1.00%) Telnet
5 2 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.50%) 4G
6 1 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.50%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.47%) MySQL
1 13 (6.47%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) MS Access
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 82 (40.80%) Selenium
2 72 (35.82%) Cucumber
3 46 (22.89%) WebDriver
4 43 (21.39%) JIRA
5 24 (11.94%) Jenkins
6 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
7 18 (8.96%) JUnit
7 18 (8.96%) LoadRunner
8 15 (7.46%) SoapUI
9 14 (6.97%) JMeter
10 12 (5.97%) JBehave
10 12 (5.97%) Calabash
11 11 (5.47%) Hudson
11 11 (5.47%) Capybara
12 10 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (4.48%) Subversion
14 8 (3.98%) WATIR
15 6 (2.99%) Maven
15 6 (2.99%) Eclipse
16 5 (2.49%) Bugzilla
General
1 26 (12.94%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.98%) Banking
4 6 (2.99%) Games
5 5 (2.49%) Publishing
6 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.92%) XML
2 30 (14.93%) Web Services
3 21 (10.45%) .NET
4 20 (9.95%) REST
5 17 (8.46%) HTML
5 17 (8.46%) SOAP
6 14 (6.97%) JSON
7 12 (5.97%) RESTful
8 11 (5.47%) Spring
9 10 (4.98%) CSS
9 10 (4.98%) Gherkin
10 7 (3.48%) jQuery
11 5 (2.49%) XSLT
12 4 (1.99%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.99%) HTML5
13 3 (1.49%) OpenID
13 3 (1.49%) OAuth
13 3 (1.49%) Spring Security
13 3 (1.49%) SAML
13 3 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.94%) Mobile App
2 16 (7.96%) STB
3 14 (6.97%) Open Source
4 8 (3.98%) Video on Demand
5 7 (3.48%) IPTV
5 7 (3.48%) DTV
6 6 (2.99%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.99%) MPEG
9 3 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.49%) New Media
10 2 (1.00%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.00%) Tandem
10 2 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.44%) Windows
2 22 (10.95%) Android
3 20 (9.95%) UNIX
4 19 (9.45%) Apple iOS
5 18 (8.96%) Linux
6 5 (2.49%) Solaris
6 5 (2.49%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (41.29%) BDD
2 69 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (34.33%) Scrum
3 64 (31.84%) Test Automation
4 59 (29.35%) TDD
5 36 (17.91%) Test Scripting
6 25 (12.44%) E-Commerce
7 24 (11.94%) Automation Testing
8 20 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (9.95%) Manual Testing
9 19 (9.45%) Performance Testing
10 18 (8.96%) Automated Testing
11 17 (8.46%) Software Testing
12 15 (7.46%) Test Strategy
13 12 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (5.47%) ATDD
14 11 (5.47%) Regression Testing
15 10 (4.98%) Kanban
16 9 (4.48%) Agile Testing
17 8 (3.98%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.84%) Java
2 50 (24.88%) SQL
3 39 (19.40%) Ruby
4 36 (17.91%) Python
5 30 (14.93%) C#
6 17 (8.46%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.47%) PHP
8 7 (3.48%) Perl
8 7 (3.48%) Groovy
9 5 (2.49%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.49%) C
10 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.99%) Scala
11 3 (1.49%) Delphi
12 2 (1.00%) C++
12 2 (1.00%) VB
13 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.50%) VBScript
13 1 (0.50%) XQuery
13 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (10.45%) ISTQB
2 20 (9.95%) ISEB
3 11 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.98%) Degree
5 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.40%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) NDS
2 4 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.00%) vSphere
4 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.49%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (10.95%) Oracle
2 18 (8.96%) HP
3 11 (5.47%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.48%) VMware
5 7 (3.48%) Cisco
6 5 (2.49%) Citrix
6 5 (2.49%) SOASTA, Inc
7 4 (1.99%) SAP
8 3 (1.49%) Adobe
9 2 (1.00%) SunGard
9 2 (1.00%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.00%) Siebel
9 2 (1.00%) Mercator
10 1 (0.50%) Apple
10 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) Juniper
10 1 (0.50%) Huawei
10 1 (0.50%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.50%) Zend
10 1 (0.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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