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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 310 309 297
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 88 84 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 50
Average daily rate
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£344 £360 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £284
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -28.35%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +15 19 £356 -8.06% 14
Uxbridge - 3 - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 117 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (45.41%) Selenium
3 75 (36.23%) Test Automation
4 58 (28.02%) Java
5 55 (26.57%) Cucumber
6 53 (25.60%) Scrum
7 51 (24.64%) BDD
8 50 (24.15%) QA
9 49 (23.67%) SQL
10 45 (21.74%) Python
11 43 (20.77%) Test Scripting
12 40 (19.32%) WebDriver
12 40 (19.32%) TDD
13 39 (18.84%) JIRA
14 33 (15.94%) Ruby
15 32 (15.46%) C#
16 31 (14.98%) HP
17 28 (13.53%) Mobile App
18 25 (12.08%) Jenkins
18 25 (12.08%) Automation Testing
18 25 (12.08%) LoadRunner
19 23 (11.11%) Linux
19 23 (11.11%) Automated Testing
19 23 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (11.11%) Android
19 23 (11.11%) Apple iOS
20 22 (10.63%) .NET
20 22 (10.63%) ISEB
21 21 (10.14%) XML
21 21 (10.14%) Windows

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (1.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.97%) CMS
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.97%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) Drupal
3 1 (0.48%) IIS
3 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.48%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.83%) Wireshark
2 8 (3.86%) Internet
3 7 (3.38%) Broadband
4 6 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.93%) Firewall
6 4 (1.93%) BGP
6 4 (1.93%) MPLS
6 4 (1.93%) HTTP
7 3 (1.45%) FWSM
8 2 (0.97%) IPv6
8 2 (0.97%) UMTS
8 2 (0.97%) GPRS
8 2 (0.97%) GSM
9 1 (0.48%) LTE
9 1 (0.48%) DNS
9 1 (0.48%) PPP
9 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.48%) DVB
9 1 (0.48%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.73%) MySQL
2 8 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.97%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 94 (45.41%) Selenium
2 55 (26.57%) Cucumber
3 40 (19.32%) WebDriver
4 39 (18.84%) JIRA
5 25 (12.08%) Jenkins
5 25 (12.08%) LoadRunner
6 18 (8.70%) Git (software)
7 17 (8.21%) Calabash
8 16 (7.73%) Subversion
9 15 (7.25%) Rational DOORS
9 15 (7.25%) SoapUI
10 14 (6.76%) JUnit
11 12 (5.80%) JMeter
12 11 (5.31%) ClearCase
13 9 (4.35%) Maven
13 9 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (4.35%) DbUnit
14 8 (3.86%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (3.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (7.25%) Finance
2 9 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.38%) Banking
4 6 (2.90%) Games
5 5 (2.42%) Publishing
6 4 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.45%) Advertising
8 2 (0.97%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.97%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.97%) Retail
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.63%) .NET
2 21 (10.14%) XML
3 16 (7.73%) HTML
4 13 (6.28%) CSS
4 13 (6.28%) Gherkin
5 12 (5.80%) REST
5 12 (5.80%) jQuery
6 9 (4.35%) SOAP
7 8 (3.86%) Web Services
7 8 (3.86%) JSON
8 5 (2.42%) RESTful
9 4 (1.93%) Android SDK
9 4 (1.93%) HTML5
9 4 (1.93%) iOS SDK
9 4 (1.93%) Spring
10 3 (1.45%) Middleware
11 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.97%) WAP
11 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.53%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.31%) Video on Demand
3 10 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.35%) Open Source
5 7 (3.38%) STB
6 5 (2.42%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.42%) DTV
6 5 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.45%) IPTV
7 3 (1.45%) Handset
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.48%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.48%) Online Games
9 1 (0.48%) iSeries
9 1 (0.48%) MPEG
9 1 (0.48%) iDTV
9 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.48%) W3C
9 1 (0.48%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.11%) Linux
1 23 (11.11%) Android
1 23 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 21 (10.14%) Windows
3 18 (8.70%) UNIX
4 5 (2.42%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (36.23%) Test Automation
3 53 (25.60%) Scrum
4 51 (24.64%) BDD
5 43 (20.77%) Test Scripting
6 40 (19.32%) TDD
7 25 (12.08%) Automation Testing
8 23 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 21 (10.14%) Test Strategy
10 20 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (9.18%) E-Commerce
12 18 (8.70%) Regression Testing
12 18 (8.70%) Manual Testing
13 17 (8.21%) Migration
14 16 (7.73%) Performance Testing
15 13 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.28%) Functional Testing
16 12 (5.80%) Waterfall
16 12 (5.80%) System Testing
16 12 (5.80%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.02%) Java
2 49 (23.67%) SQL
3 45 (21.74%) Python
4 33 (15.94%) Ruby
5 32 (15.46%) C#
6 17 (8.21%) PHP
7 16 (7.73%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.90%) Perl
8 6 (2.90%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.42%) Groovy
9 5 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.93%) C++
10 4 (1.93%) Scala
11 3 (1.45%) C
12 2 (0.97%) VBA
13 1 (0.48%) F#
13 1 (0.48%) XPath
13 1 (0.48%) VB
13 1 (0.48%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (10.63%) ISEB
2 21 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.25%) Degree
4 13 (6.28%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.45%) HNC
8 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) CEH
9 1 (0.48%) CISM
9 1 (0.48%) CISSP
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.48%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (24.15%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.45%) NDS
2 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.48%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.38%) Puppet
3 5 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.97%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (14.98%) HP
2 17 (8.21%) Oracle
3 11 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.35%) VMware
5 7 (3.38%) Cisco
6 5 (2.42%) F5
7 4 (1.93%) Adobe
8 3 (1.45%) Citrix
9 2 (0.97%) BT
9 2 (0.97%) McAfee
9 2 (0.97%) IBM
9 2 (0.97%) Telerik
10 1 (0.48%) Mercator
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.48%) SOASTA, Inc
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