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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 345 337 325
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 101 87 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 87
Median daily rate £444 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
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
21829 22482 22758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15488 15779 15445
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 332 431
Median hourly rate £17.95 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.97% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +15 8 £494 +41.07% 6
Croydon - 5 £400 -
Greenford - 1 £275 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 123 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.21%) Test Automation
2 80 (37.21%) Selenium
3 74 (34.42%) QA
4 66 (30.70%) Java
5 65 (30.23%) Cucumber
6 61 (28.37%) BDD
7 54 (25.12%) TDD
8 44 (20.47%) Python
9 42 (19.53%) Scrum
10 41 (19.07%) JavaScript
11 40 (18.60%) Automated Testing
12 38 (17.67%) JIRA
12 38 (17.67%) WebDriver
13 35 (16.28%) Appium
14 33 (15.35%) Automation Testing
14 33 (15.35%) SQL
14 33 (15.35%) Linux
15 32 (14.88%) Software Testing
15 32 (14.88%) Performance Testing
15 32 (14.88%) Jenkins
15 32 (14.88%) Functional Testing
16 30 (13.95%) Ruby
16 30 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
17 28 (13.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 27 (12.56%) SDET
18 27 (12.56%) Regression Testing
19 26 (12.09%) Web Services
19 26 (12.09%) Node.js
20 25 (11.63%) Continuous Integration

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 4 (1.86%) Apache Spark
1 4 (1.86%) Confluence
1 4 (1.86%) Jetty
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.93%) Apache
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) IIS
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) Mule
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) CloudBees
3 2 (0.93%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) IaaS
3 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.58%) DVB
2 4 (1.86%) Firewall
2 4 (1.86%) IPv4
2 4 (1.86%) IPv6
2 4 (1.86%) VPN
3 3 (1.40%) BGP
3 3 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.40%) MPLS
3 3 (1.40%) VPLS
4 2 (0.93%) Broadband
4 2 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.93%) NAS
4 2 (0.93%) SAN
4 2 (0.93%) Wireless
4 2 (0.93%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.47%) Internet
5 1 (0.47%) Intranet
5 1 (0.47%) RTSP
5 1 (0.47%) VLAN
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.26%) Big Data
3 7 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.79%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.33%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.86%) MS Access
6 4 (1.86%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) HPCC
8 1 (0.47%) DB2
8 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (37.21%) Selenium
2 65 (30.23%) Cucumber
3 38 (17.67%) JIRA
3 38 (17.67%) WebDriver
4 35 (16.28%) Appium
5 32 (14.88%) Jenkins
6 24 (11.16%) Git (software)
7 17 (7.91%) Calabash
8 11 (5.12%) HP UFT
8 11 (5.12%) LoadRunner
9 10 (4.65%) JUnit
9 10 (4.65%) PHPUnit
10 9 (4.19%) Maven
11 8 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (3.72%) Eclipse
11 8 (3.72%) SoapUI
11 8 (3.72%) Subversion
12 6 (2.79%) Ant
12 6 (2.79%) JBehave
12 6 (2.79%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (7.91%) Finance
2 16 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.51%) Banking
4 9 (4.19%) Games
5 7 (3.26%) Publishing
6 6 (2.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.86%) Retail
8 3 (1.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.09%) Node.js
1 26 (12.09%) Web Services
2 22 (10.23%) Gherkin
3 19 (8.84%) HTML
4 18 (8.37%) REST
5 15 (6.98%) XML
6 14 (6.51%) SOAP
7 12 (5.58%) .NET
7 12 (5.58%) HTML5
8 10 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (3.26%) RESTful
10 6 (2.79%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.79%) XSD
11 4 (1.86%) CSS
11 4 (1.86%) Dropwizard
11 4 (1.86%) spray
12 3 (1.40%) 802.1X
12 3 (1.40%) Apache CXF
12 3 (1.40%) Drools
12 3 (1.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.37%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.91%) STB
3 14 (6.51%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (4.19%) IPTV
5 8 (3.72%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.72%) User Experience
6 6 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.79%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.86%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.40%) Social Media
10 2 (0.93%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) IBM XIV
10 2 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.35%) Linux
2 24 (11.16%) Unix
3 17 (7.91%) Android
3 17 (7.91%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.91%) Windows
4 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (57.21%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 61 (28.37%) BDD
4 54 (25.12%) TDD
5 42 (19.53%) Scrum
6 40 (18.60%) Automated Testing
7 33 (15.35%) Automation Testing
8 32 (14.88%) Functional Testing
8 32 (14.88%) Performance Testing
8 32 (14.88%) Software Testing
9 30 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
10 28 (13.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (12.56%) Regression Testing
12 25 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (11.16%) Test Scripting
14 22 (10.23%) E-Commerce
15 20 (9.30%) Pair Programming
16 19 (8.84%) SDLC
17 18 (8.37%) Open Source
18 17 (7.91%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.70%) Java
2 44 (20.47%) Python
3 41 (19.07%) JavaScript
4 33 (15.35%) SQL
5 30 (13.95%) Ruby
6 17 (7.91%) C#
7 13 (6.05%) Perl
8 12 (5.58%) PHP
8 12 (5.58%) Scala
9 11 (5.12%) C++
10 10 (4.65%) Groovy
11 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.79%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.79%) VBA
13 4 (1.86%) C
13 4 (1.86%) VBScript
14 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.84%) ISEB
3 16 (7.44%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (5.58%) Degree
6 10 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.86%) CCNA
9 4 (1.86%) HND
9 4 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE
10 1 (0.47%) CCNP
10 1 (0.47%) ECSA
10 1 (0.47%) GIAC
10 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.47%) OSCP
10 1 (0.47%) PhD
10 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (34.42%) QA
2 27 (12.56%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (10.70%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.26%) Puppet
3 2 (0.93%) Nmap
3 2 (0.93%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (9.77%) HP
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle
3 10 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.33%) Huawei
4 5 (2.33%) Nokia
5 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco
5 3 (1.40%) IBM
5 3 (1.40%) MuleSoft
5 3 (1.40%) VMware
6 2 (0.93%) EMC
6 2 (0.93%) Ericsson
6 2 (0.93%) NetApp
6 2 (0.93%) Roku
6 2 (0.93%) Veritas
7 1 (0.47%) Aruba
7 1 (0.47%) F5
7 1 (0.47%) Facebook
7 1 (0.47%) Google
7 1 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
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