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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 318 373 315
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 102 61 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 52 67
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£363 £355 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £240 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.67% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
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 £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 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 19 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 +36 22 £400 -0.12% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 135 (69.59%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (40.72%) Selenium
3 75 (38.66%) BDD
4 69 (35.57%) Scrum
5 67 (34.54%) Cucumber
5 67 (34.54%) Test Automation
6 60 (30.93%) Java
7 53 (27.32%) SQL
7 53 (27.32%) TDD
8 44 (22.68%) WebDriver
9 39 (20.10%) JIRA
9 39 (20.10%) QA
10 37 (19.07%) Ruby
11 35 (18.04%) Python
12 32 (16.49%) Test Scripting
13 31 (15.98%) XML
14 29 (14.95%) C#
14 29 (14.95%) Oracle
14 29 (14.95%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (13.92%) Mobile App
16 26 (13.40%) E-Commerce
16 26 (13.40%) HP
17 25 (12.89%) Finance
17 25 (12.89%) .NET
18 24 (12.37%) Web Services
19 23 (11.86%) LoadRunner
19 23 (11.86%) Automation Testing
20 21 (10.82%) JUnit
21 20 (10.31%) Android
21 20 (10.31%) ISTQB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (1.03%) Node.js
1 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (1.03%) Documentum
1 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) Jetty
2 1 (0.52%) Apache
2 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.03%) BASE24
1 2 (1.03%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.15%) Wireshark
2 9 (4.64%) HTTP
3 8 (4.12%) DVB
4 4 (2.06%) Firewall
5 3 (1.55%) Broadband
5 3 (1.55%) BGP
5 3 (1.55%) Internet
5 3 (1.55%) MPLS
5 3 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.03%) 3G
6 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.03%) LTE
7 1 (0.52%) Network Security
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.52%) SGSN
7 1 (0.52%) RANAP
7 1 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.52%) UMTS
7 1 (0.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) MySQL
2 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Navigator
6 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) MS Access
8 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (40.72%) Selenium
2 67 (34.54%) Cucumber
3 44 (22.68%) WebDriver
4 39 (20.10%) JIRA
5 23 (11.86%) LoadRunner
6 21 (10.82%) JUnit
7 18 (9.28%) SoapUI
8 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
9 16 (8.25%) Git (software)
10 12 (6.19%) JMeter
11 11 (5.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 11 (5.67%) Calabash
11 11 (5.67%) JBehave
12 10 (5.15%) ClearCase
13 9 (4.64%) Capybara
13 9 (4.64%) Rational DOORS
14 8 (4.12%) DbUnit
14 8 (4.12%) WATIR
14 8 (4.12%) Subversion
15 6 (3.09%) Hudson
General
1 25 (12.89%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.15%) Banking
4 6 (3.09%) Games
5 5 (2.58%) Publishing
6 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Automotive
7 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.98%) XML
2 25 (12.89%) .NET
3 24 (12.37%) Web Services
4 17 (8.76%) REST
5 15 (7.73%) HTML
6 14 (7.22%) JSON
6 14 (7.22%) SOAP
7 13 (6.70%) jQuery
8 11 (5.67%) Spring
9 10 (5.15%) CSS
10 9 (4.64%) RESTful
11 8 (4.12%) Gherkin
12 5 (2.58%) XSLT
13 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.06%) HTML5
14 3 (1.55%) OAuth
14 3 (1.55%) Spring Security
14 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
14 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
14 3 (1.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.92%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.22%) STB
3 13 (6.70%) Open Source
4 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.61%) DTV
5 7 (3.61%) IPTV
6 6 (3.09%) Digital Media
6 6 (3.09%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.06%) MPEG
9 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.55%) New Media
10 2 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.03%) Tandem
10 2 (1.03%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.52%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.31%) Android
2 19 (9.79%) UNIX
2 19 (9.79%) Windows
3 17 (8.76%) Apple iOS
4 15 (7.73%) Linux
5 5 (2.58%) Solaris
5 5 (2.58%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (69.59%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (38.66%) BDD
3 69 (35.57%) Scrum
4 67 (34.54%) Test Automation
5 53 (27.32%) TDD
6 32 (16.49%) Test Scripting
7 26 (13.40%) E-Commerce
8 23 (11.86%) Automation Testing
9 20 (10.31%) Test Strategy
10 19 (9.79%) Performance Testing
11 18 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (9.28%) Manual Testing
11 18 (9.28%) Automated Testing
12 14 (7.22%) Software Testing
12 14 (7.22%) Regression Testing
13 13 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (6.70%) Migration
14 12 (6.19%) Functional Testing
14 12 (6.19%) ETL
15 10 (5.15%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (30.93%) Java
2 53 (27.32%) SQL
3 37 (19.07%) Ruby
4 35 (18.04%) Python
5 29 (14.95%) C#
6 15 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.19%) PHP
8 6 (3.09%) Groovy
8 6 (3.09%) Perl
9 5 (2.58%) C
9 5 (2.58%) Scala
10 4 (2.06%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.03%) C++
12 2 (1.03%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) F#
13 1 (0.52%) Jython
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.52%) Delphi
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.31%) ISTQB
2 17 (8.76%) ISEB
3 10 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (5.15%) Degree
4 6 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (20.10%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) NDS
2 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.52%) vSphere
4 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (14.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) Puppet
3 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (14.95%) Oracle
2 26 (13.40%) HP
3 11 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.12%) Cisco
5 6 (3.09%) VMware
6 5 (2.58%) Citrix
7 4 (2.06%) SAP
8 3 (1.55%) Adobe
9 2 (1.03%) SunGard
9 2 (1.03%) Mercator
9 2 (1.03%) Siebel
10 1 (0.52%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.52%) Telerik
10 1 (0.52%) Huawei
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) JBoss
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Apple
10 1 (0.52%) Juniper
10 1 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
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