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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 342 325 367
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 71 96 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 74 53
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -45.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -2 10 £350 -12.50% 2
Hammersmith - 3 £330 - 2
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Bromley -6 1 £400 +6.66%
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 74 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) Test Automation
3 57 (36.54%) Selenium
4 45 (28.85%) Scrum
5 40 (25.64%) Java
6 38 (24.36%) QA
7 35 (22.44%) Cucumber
8 34 (21.79%) C#
9 31 (19.87%) SQL
10 30 (19.23%) JIRA
10 30 (19.23%) BDD
11 29 (18.59%) WebDriver
12 27 (17.31%) TDD
13 25 (16.03%) Performance Testing
13 25 (16.03%) .NET
13 25 (16.03%) Finance
14 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
14 22 (14.10%) Automation Testing
15 21 (13.46%) Regression Testing
16 20 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (12.18%) Linux
17 19 (12.18%) Python
18 18 (11.54%) JavaScript
18 18 (11.54%) Test Scripting
18 18 (11.54%) Ruby
18 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
19 17 (10.90%) Web Services
20 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
20 16 (10.26%) Software Testing
21 15 (9.62%) Test Strategy

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (3.21%) Confluence
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.92%) JBoss
3 3 (1.92%) Apache
3 3 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.92%) CMS
4 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.64%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) MPLS
2 8 (5.13%) BGP
2 8 (5.13%) GSM
3 7 (4.49%) Broadband
3 7 (4.49%) GPRS
3 7 (4.49%) HTTP
3 7 (4.49%) LTE
4 5 (3.21%) IPv4
4 5 (3.21%) IPv6
5 4 (2.56%) Internet
5 4 (2.56%) 3G
5 4 (2.56%) PPP
5 4 (2.56%) UMTS
5 4 (2.56%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.56%) VPN
5 4 (2.56%) L2TP
6 3 (1.92%) NFC
6 3 (1.92%) HSPA
6 3 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.28%) MySQL
6 2 (1.28%) Big Data
6 2 (1.28%) DB2
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) HBase
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 57 (36.54%) Selenium
2 35 (22.44%) Cucumber
3 30 (19.23%) JIRA
4 29 (18.59%) WebDriver
5 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 12 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 11 (7.05%) JMeter
8 9 (5.77%) JUnit
8 9 (5.77%) NUnit
8 9 (5.77%) Git (software)
8 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (5.77%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.85%) Hudson
9 6 (3.85%) Calabash
9 6 (3.85%) NCover
9 6 (3.85%) FxCop
9 6 (3.85%) MSTest
9 6 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
9 6 (3.85%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (16.03%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.33%) Banking
4 8 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.92%) French Language
6 2 (1.28%) Billing
6 2 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.03%) .NET
2 17 (10.90%) Web Services
3 14 (8.97%) SOAP
4 12 (7.69%) WPF
5 11 (7.05%) REST
6 10 (6.41%) Gherkin
6 10 (6.41%) XML
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (3.85%) HTML
8 6 (3.85%) WCF
8 6 (3.85%) WinForms
9 4 (2.56%) Middleware
9 4 (2.56%) JSON
9 4 (2.56%) WAP
10 3 (1.92%) CSS
10 3 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) User Experience
2 10 (6.41%) Video on Demand
3 7 (4.49%) IPTV
4 6 (3.85%) Handset
4 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) Wiki
7 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.28%) DataPower
8 1 (0.64%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.64%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) MPEG
8 1 (0.64%) EFT
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.18%) Linux
2 10 (6.41%) Android
3 9 (5.77%) Windows
4 8 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.85%) UNIX
6 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.64%) CentOS
7 1 (0.64%) AIX
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (37.82%) Test Automation
3 45 (28.85%) Scrum
4 30 (19.23%) BDD
5 27 (17.31%) TDD
6 25 (16.03%) Performance Testing
7 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
7 22 (14.10%) Automation Testing
8 21 (13.46%) Regression Testing
9 20 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (11.54%) Test Scripting
11 16 (10.26%) Software Testing
12 15 (9.62%) Test Strategy
13 12 (7.69%) Open Source
13 12 (7.69%) Validation
13 12 (7.69%) User Stories
13 12 (7.69%) SDLC
14 11 (7.05%) Software Engineering
15 10 (6.41%) System Testing
15 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.64%) Java
2 34 (21.79%) C#
3 31 (19.87%) SQL
4 19 (12.18%) Python
5 18 (11.54%) Ruby
5 18 (11.54%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.49%) C++
8 4 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.56%) Perl
9 3 (1.92%) PHP
9 3 (1.92%) Groovy
10 2 (1.28%) Scala
10 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.41%) Degree
1 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.13%) ISEB
3 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCIE
5 1 (0.64%) CCNP
5 1 (0.64%) CCIP
5 1 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (24.36%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.64%) GMP
2 1 (0.64%) GxP
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Puppet
3 3 (1.92%) Iperf
4 1 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.69%) Oracle
2 12 (7.69%) Sybase
3 8 (5.13%) HP
4 5 (3.21%) Cisco
4 5 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.56%) BT
5 4 (2.56%) IBM
5 4 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.92%) F5
6 3 (1.92%) CA
7 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.28%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.28%) EMC
7 2 (1.28%) Cadence
7 2 (1.28%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.64%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.64%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.64%) Green Hat
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