The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 320 350 291
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 88 64 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.29% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 55 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
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 £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21746 22451 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.46% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14852 15280 15911
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 468 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +32 15 £400 +6.66% 12
Croydon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 82 (43.16%) BDD
2 72 (37.89%) Selenium
3 71 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (36.84%) Cucumber
5 69 (36.32%) Java
6 66 (34.74%) Scrum
7 62 (32.63%) TDD
7 62 (32.63%) Test Automation
8 47 (24.74%) SQL
9 43 (22.63%) WebDriver
10 41 (21.58%) QA
11 37 (19.47%) Ruby
12 34 (17.89%) JIRA
12 34 (17.89%) Web Services
13 33 (17.37%) Test Scripting
14 32 (16.84%) XML
15 30 (15.79%) Python
16 26 (13.68%) C#
16 26 (13.68%) ISTQB
17 25 (13.16%) E-Commerce
17 25 (13.16%) ISEB
18 24 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (12.11%) Automation Testing
20 22 (11.58%) UNIX
21 21 (11.05%) Windows
21 21 (11.05%) Linux
21 21 (11.05%) Finance
22 20 (10.53%) Performance Testing
22 20 (10.53%) Mobile App
22 20 (10.53%) HP Quality Center

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.05%) Documentum
1 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) SAS
2 1 (0.53%) Jetty
2 1 (0.53%) Confluence
2 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.05%) BASE24
1 2 (1.05%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) SaaS
1 3 (1.58%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.37%) HTTP
2 8 (4.21%) DVB
3 5 (2.63%) Firewall
4 4 (2.11%) Internet
5 3 (1.58%) Broadband
6 2 (1.05%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.05%) NAS
6 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.05%) SSL
6 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.05%) DNS
6 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.05%) Wireless
6 2 (1.05%) Telnet
6 2 (1.05%) 3G
6 2 (1.05%) MPLS
6 2 (1.05%) BGP
6 2 (1.05%) FTP
6 2 (1.05%) DHCP
6 2 (1.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.37%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.11%) MySQL
5 3 (1.58%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.05%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 72 (37.89%) Selenium
2 70 (36.84%) Cucumber
3 43 (22.63%) WebDriver
4 34 (17.89%) JIRA
5 19 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (10.00%) JUnit
6 16 (8.42%) Git (software)
6 16 (8.42%) JBehave
7 15 (7.89%) LoadRunner
8 14 (7.37%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (7.37%) SoapUI
8 14 (7.37%) Capybara
9 13 (6.84%) Hudson
10 11 (5.79%) Subversion
10 11 (5.79%) WATIR
10 11 (5.79%) JMeter
10 11 (5.79%) Calabash
11 7 (3.68%) Maven
12 6 (3.16%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.16%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (11.05%) Finance
2 11 (5.79%) Banking
3 10 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.21%) Games
5 4 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Back Office
6 3 (1.58%) Retail
7 2 (1.05%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Automotive
8 1 (0.53%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.89%) Web Services
2 32 (16.84%) XML
3 19 (10.00%) REST
3 19 (10.00%) SOAP
4 15 (7.89%) JSON
4 15 (7.89%) .NET
5 14 (7.37%) HTML
6 13 (6.84%) RESTful
7 12 (6.32%) Spring
8 6 (3.16%) XSLT
9 5 (2.63%) CSS
9 5 (2.63%) jQuery
9 5 (2.63%) HTML5
9 5 (2.63%) Gherkin
10 4 (2.11%) Middleware
11 3 (1.58%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.58%) SAML
11 3 (1.58%) Spring Security
11 3 (1.58%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.58%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.42%) STB
3 13 (6.84%) Open Source
4 8 (4.21%) Digital Media
5 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.16%) IPTV
6 6 (3.16%) DTV
7 4 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.11%) MPEG
8 3 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.58%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.58%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.58%) New Media
9 2 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.05%) Streaming Video
9 2 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.58%) UNIX
2 21 (11.05%) Windows
2 21 (11.05%) Linux
3 17 (8.95%) Android
4 16 (8.42%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (43.16%) BDD
2 71 (37.37%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (34.74%) Scrum
4 62 (32.63%) TDD
4 62 (32.63%) Test Automation
5 33 (17.37%) Test Scripting
6 25 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 24 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (12.11%) Automation Testing
9 20 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 18 (9.47%) Software Testing
10 18 (9.47%) Automated Testing
11 14 (7.37%) Manual Testing
12 12 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.26%) Test Strategy
13 10 (5.26%) ATDD
13 10 (5.26%) Kanban
13 10 (5.26%) SOA
14 9 (4.74%) Agile Testing
15 8 (4.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (36.32%) Java
2 47 (24.74%) SQL
3 37 (19.47%) Ruby
4 30 (15.79%) Python
5 26 (13.68%) C#
6 15 (7.89%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.21%) PHP
8 7 (3.68%) Perl
9 6 (3.16%) Groovy
9 6 (3.16%) C
10 5 (2.63%) Scala
11 4 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.58%) C++
12 3 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.05%) XQuery
13 2 (1.05%) Delphi
13 2 (1.05%) VBScript
13 2 (1.05%) VB
14 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (13.68%) ISTQB
2 25 (13.16%) ISEB
3 12 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.79%) Degree
5 6 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.53%) PhD
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (21.58%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.63%) NDS
2 3 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.05%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.05%) Puppet
2 2 (1.05%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (10.00%) Oracle
1 19 (10.00%) HP
2 9 (4.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.21%) VMware
4 7 (3.68%) Cisco
5 5 (2.63%) SOASTA, Inc
6 4 (2.11%) Citrix
6 4 (2.11%) SAP
7 2 (1.05%) Adobe
7 2 (1.05%) SunGard
7 2 (1.05%) Apple
7 2 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.05%) Siebel
8 1 (0.53%) Cognos
8 1 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.53%) Mercator
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Juniper
8 1 (0.53%) Informatica
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago