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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 323 301 307
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 76 83 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 55
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £295 £303
% change year-on-year
+6.77% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -52.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -35.59%
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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +8 12 £350 +7.69% 5
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 101 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.27%) Selenium
3 73 (38.62%) Test Automation
4 55 (29.10%) Java
5 50 (26.46%) QA
6 49 (25.93%) Cucumber
7 44 (23.28%) Scrum
8 43 (22.75%) Python
9 41 (21.69%) SQL
10 39 (20.63%) BDD
11 37 (19.58%) Test Scripting
12 34 (17.99%) TDD
13 33 (17.46%) WebDriver
14 32 (16.93%) HP
15 30 (15.87%) JIRA
16 27 (14.29%) Linux
17 26 (13.76%) Ruby
18 24 (12.70%) C#
19 23 (12.17%) Automated Testing
19 23 (12.17%) Mobile App
20 22 (11.64%) Automation Testing
21 21 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
21 21 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
21 21 (11.11%) Oracle
21 21 (11.11%) LoadRunner
22 20 (10.58%) Windows
23 19 (10.05%) UNIX
23 19 (10.05%) ISEB
23 19 (10.05%) ISTQB
23 19 (10.05%) Jenkins

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.06%) CMS
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.59%) MS Office
1 3 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.53%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.59%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) Internet
2 7 (3.70%) Wireshark
3 6 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (3.17%) Broadband
4 5 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.59%) MPLS
5 3 (1.59%) BGP
5 3 (1.59%) FWSM
5 3 (1.59%) HTTP
5 3 (1.59%) Firewall
6 2 (1.06%) GPRS
6 2 (1.06%) GSM
6 2 (1.06%) UMTS
6 2 (1.06%) IPv6
7 1 (0.53%) DVB
7 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.53%) DNS
7 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.76%) MySQL
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (41.27%) Selenium
2 49 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 33 (17.46%) WebDriver
4 30 (15.87%) JIRA
5 21 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 19 (10.05%) Jenkins
7 15 (7.94%) Subversion
8 14 (7.41%) Calabash
9 13 (6.88%) Git (software)
10 12 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (5.82%) SoapUI
11 11 (5.82%) JUnit
11 11 (5.82%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (4.23%) ClearCase
13 8 (4.23%) Eclipse
13 8 (4.23%) Maven
13 8 (4.23%) JMeter
14 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.29%) Finance
2 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.17%) Games
4 5 (2.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.06%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.99%) XML
2 13 (6.88%) .NET
3 12 (6.35%) HTML
4 10 (5.29%) CSS
5 9 (4.76%) jQuery
5 9 (4.76%) Gherkin
6 8 (4.23%) REST
6 8 (4.23%) Web Services
7 7 (3.70%) SOAP
7 7 (3.70%) JSON
8 5 (2.65%) RESTful
9 4 (2.12%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.12%) Android SDK
10 3 (1.59%) HTML5
10 3 (1.59%) Spring
11 2 (1.06%) WCF
11 2 (1.06%) J2EE
11 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.06%) WAP
11 2 (1.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.17%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.29%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.76%) Open Source
4 8 (4.23%) Video on Demand
5 7 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.65%) STB
7 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.59%) DTV
8 3 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.06%) Handset
9 2 (1.06%) Social Media
9 2 (1.06%) IPTV
9 2 (1.06%) MPEG
9 2 (1.06%) User Experience
10 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.53%) iDTV
10 1 (0.53%) W3C
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.29%) Linux
2 20 (10.58%) Windows
3 19 (10.05%) UNIX
3 19 (10.05%) Apple iOS
4 16 (8.47%) Android
5 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (38.62%) Test Automation
3 44 (23.28%) Scrum
4 39 (20.63%) BDD
5 37 (19.58%) Test Scripting
6 34 (17.99%) TDD
7 23 (12.17%) Automated Testing
8 22 (11.64%) Automation Testing
9 21 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (8.47%) Regression Testing
11 15 (7.94%) E-Commerce
11 15 (7.94%) Manual Testing
11 15 (7.94%) Performance Testing
11 15 (7.94%) Test Strategy
12 14 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 13 (6.88%) Migration
13 13 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (6.88%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.35%) System Testing
14 12 (6.35%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 55 (29.10%) Java
2 43 (22.75%) Python
3 41 (21.69%) SQL
4 26 (13.76%) Ruby
5 24 (12.70%) C#
6 17 (8.99%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.41%) PHP
8 11 (5.82%) Perl
9 9 (4.76%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.12%) VB
10 4 (2.12%) C++
11 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.59%) C
11 3 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.59%) Scala
12 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.06%) VBA
13 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.53%) XPath
13 1 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) ISEB
1 19 (10.05%) ISTQB
2 16 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.41%) Degree
4 9 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.59%) HNC
7 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CISM
8 1 (0.53%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.53%) VCP4
8 1 (0.53%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (26.46%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.59%) NDS
3 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.29%) Puppet
3 4 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.59%) Ansible
5 2 (1.06%) SCCM
5 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 32 (16.93%) HP
2 21 (11.11%) Oracle
3 10 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.70%) VMware
5 6 (3.17%) Cisco
6 5 (2.65%) F5
7 3 (1.59%) Adobe
8 2 (1.06%) IBM
8 2 (1.06%) Citrix
8 2 (1.06%) Telerik
8 2 (1.06%) McAfee
8 2 (1.06%) BT
9 1 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.53%) CA
9 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
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