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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 339 335 321
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 94 92 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 70 74
Median daily rate £400 £361 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -7.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +36 20 £425 +13.33% 3
Greenford - 4 £243 -
Osterley - 4 £116 -
Croydon -15 1 £400 -
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 28 June 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.

1 113 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.95%) TDD
3 50 (28.41%) QA
3 50 (28.41%) BDD
4 49 (27.84%) Test Automation
4 49 (27.84%) Java
5 46 (26.14%) Selenium
6 42 (23.86%) Python
7 40 (22.73%) SQL
7 40 (22.73%) Cucumber
8 38 (21.59%) JIRA
9 37 (21.02%) Automated Testing
10 35 (19.89%) Scrum
11 33 (18.75%) Linux
12 32 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 30 (17.05%) Automation Testing
14 28 (15.91%) Unix
15 27 (15.34%) Functional Testing
15 27 (15.34%) WebDriver
16 26 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (14.20%) C#
18 24 (13.64%) JavaScript
19 23 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
20 22 (12.50%) Web Services
20 22 (12.50%) XML
20 22 (12.50%) HP
20 22 (12.50%) Test Scripting
20 22 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 21 (11.93%) Git (software)
21 21 (11.93%) Ruby

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 8 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.41%) Jetty
3 4 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.70%) Confluence
5 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.57%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) DVB
2 7 (3.98%) VPN
3 6 (3.41%) Firewall
4 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (2.27%) HTTP
4 4 (2.27%) IOS XR
4 4 (2.27%) IPv4
4 4 (2.27%) IPv6
4 4 (2.27%) NAS
4 4 (2.27%) SAN
4 4 (2.27%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.70%) 3G
5 3 (1.70%) BGP
5 3 (1.70%) DNS
5 3 (1.70%) MPLS
6 2 (1.14%) 4G
6 2 (1.14%) Broadband
6 2 (1.14%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (1.14%) Internet
6 2 (1.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.39%) Hadoop
2 13 (7.39%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.25%) Big Data
4 5 (2.84%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.84%) MySQL
5 4 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.27%) MS Access
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) GIS
6 2 (1.14%) HPCC
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Redis
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (26.14%) Selenium
2 40 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 38 (21.59%) JIRA
4 27 (15.34%) WebDriver
5 21 (11.93%) Git (software)
6 17 (9.66%) Jenkins
7 16 (9.09%) Appium
8 11 (6.25%) Calabash
9 10 (5.68%) PHPUnit
10 8 (4.55%) HP UFT
11 7 (3.98%) LoadRunner
12 6 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (3.41%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.84%) Eclipse
13 5 (2.84%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.84%) WATIR
14 4 (2.27%) Capybara
15 3 (1.70%) Robotium
15 3 (1.70%) RSpec
General
1 16 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.52%) Finance
3 11 (6.25%) Banking
4 6 (3.41%) Games
4 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.70%) Advertising
5 3 (1.70%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.50%) Web Services
1 22 (12.50%) XML
2 19 (10.80%) REST
3 15 (8.52%) .NET
4 11 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 10 (5.68%) SOAP
6 9 (5.11%) Dropwizard
6 9 (5.11%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.55%) Node.js
7 8 (4.55%) spray
8 6 (3.41%) XSD
9 5 (2.84%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.84%) RESTful
10 4 (2.27%) Kafka
11 3 (1.70%) Middleware
12 2 (1.14%) HTML
13 1 (0.57%) CSS
13 1 (0.57%) J2EE
13 1 (0.57%) JMS
13 1 (0.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) STB
2 13 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.39%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (7.39%) IPTV
3 8 (4.55%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.41%) User Experience
5 5 (2.84%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.84%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.27%) IBM XIV
6 4 (2.27%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.14%) IVR
8 2 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.14%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.75%) Linux
2 28 (15.91%) Unix
3 20 (11.36%) Windows
4 15 (8.52%) Apple iOS
5 14 (7.95%) Android
6 3 (1.70%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.95%) TDD
3 50 (28.41%) BDD
4 49 (27.84%) Test Automation
5 37 (21.02%) Automated Testing
6 35 (19.89%) Scrum
7 32 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 30 (17.05%) Automation Testing
9 27 (15.34%) Functional Testing
10 26 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 21 (11.93%) E-Commerce
13 20 (11.36%) Pair Programming
13 20 (11.36%) SDLC
14 18 (10.23%) Regression Testing
15 15 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (8.52%) Kanban
16 14 (7.95%) API Testing
16 14 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (7.95%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (27.84%) Java
2 42 (23.86%) Python
3 40 (22.73%) SQL
4 25 (14.20%) C#
5 24 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 21 (11.93%) Ruby
7 20 (11.36%) Perl
8 17 (9.66%) Scala
9 12 (6.82%) PHP
10 7 (3.98%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.41%) C
11 6 (3.41%) C++
11 6 (3.41%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.41%) VBA
12 4 (2.27%) VBScript
13 3 (1.70%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.57%) Groovy
14 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.93%) ISEB
3 18 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.68%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.98%) Degree
8 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.70%) CCNA
9 3 (1.70%) HND
9 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CCIE
10 1 (0.57%) CCNP
10 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (28.41%) QA
2 16 (9.09%) SDET
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (3.98%) Docker
2 4 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) Nmap
3 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (12.50%) HP
2 15 (8.52%) Oracle
3 13 (7.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.27%) Cisco
4 4 (2.27%) EMC
4 4 (2.27%) IBM
4 4 (2.27%) NetApp
4 4 (2.27%) Veritas
4 4 (2.27%) VMware
5 3 (1.70%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.70%) Huawei
6 2 (1.14%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.14%) F5
6 2 (1.14%) Nokia
7 1 (0.57%) Aruba
7 1 (0.57%) Cerner
7 1 (0.57%) ESRI
7 1 (0.57%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.57%) Remedy
7 1 (0.57%) Virgin Media
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