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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 306 324 303
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 103 67 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.33% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 59 71
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.57% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +143.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22319 20402 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.80% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15512 13818 16636
Average daily rate £425 £445 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
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 394 411 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 27 £325 -17.46% 3
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 72 (38.92%) Selenium
2 64 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (34.05%) BDD
4 60 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 60 (32.43%) Java
5 48 (25.95%) Cucumber
6 45 (24.32%) TDD
7 44 (23.78%) Scrum
8 43 (23.24%) WebDriver
8 43 (23.24%) SQL
9 41 (22.16%) ISEB
10 39 (21.08%) Test Scripting
11 35 (18.92%) QA
11 35 (18.92%) JIRA
12 34 (18.38%) Web Services
13 33 (17.84%) C#
13 33 (17.84%) Python
14 29 (15.68%) Software Testing
15 28 (15.14%) Ruby
16 26 (14.05%) ISTQB
17 25 (13.51%) Automated Testing
17 25 (13.51%) Linux
18 24 (12.97%) SOAP
18 24 (12.97%) JBehave
19 23 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
20 21 (11.35%) Automation Testing
20 21 (11.35%) Finance
20 21 (11.35%) STB
21 20 (10.81%) Degree
21 20 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (2.70%) Drupal
1 5 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (1.08%) Confluence
2 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.54%) Jetty
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) MS Office
1 8 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.70%) MS Project
2 5 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.62%) GitHub
3 2 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.32%) HTTP
2 5 (2.70%) LTE
2 5 (2.70%) DVB
2 5 (2.70%) 3G
3 4 (2.16%) Internet
4 3 (1.62%) GSM
5 2 (1.08%) DHCP
5 2 (1.08%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.08%) SSL
5 2 (1.08%) Firewall
5 2 (1.08%) UMTS
6 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.54%) LDAP
6 1 (0.54%) WAN
6 1 (0.54%) LAN
6 1 (0.54%) Broadband
6 1 (0.54%) GPRS
6 1 (0.54%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.86%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.32%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.24%) MySQL
5 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.08%) SQLite
7 1 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.54%) MS Access
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 72 (38.92%) Selenium
2 48 (25.95%) Cucumber
3 43 (23.24%) WebDriver
4 35 (18.92%) JIRA
5 24 (12.97%) JBehave
6 19 (10.27%) Jenkins
7 17 (9.19%) SoapUI
8 15 (8.11%) Subversion
9 13 (7.03%) QuickTest Pro
10 12 (6.49%) Git (software)
10 12 (6.49%) Capybara
11 11 (5.95%) WATIR
11 11 (5.95%) Calabash
12 10 (5.41%) Hudson
12 10 (5.41%) JUnit
13 9 (4.86%) eggPlant
14 8 (4.32%) TeamCity
14 8 (4.32%) JMeter
14 8 (4.32%) LoadRunner
15 7 (3.78%) FitNesse
General
1 21 (11.35%) Finance
2 13 (7.03%) Banking
3 10 (5.41%) Games
4 9 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.24%) Retail
6 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.38%) Web Services
2 24 (12.97%) SOAP
3 20 (10.81%) XML
4 16 (8.65%) REST
5 14 (7.57%) .NET
6 8 (4.32%) JSON
7 7 (3.78%) Middleware
7 7 (3.78%) RESTful
8 6 (3.24%) HTML
9 5 (2.70%) Spring
9 5 (2.70%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.62%) WPF
10 3 (1.62%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.62%) JMS
11 2 (1.08%) Android SDK
11 2 (1.08%) iOS SDK
11 2 (1.08%) HTML5
11 2 (1.08%) J2EE
11 2 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.35%) STB
2 12 (6.49%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.32%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (4.32%) Digital Media
3 8 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.78%) Open Source
5 4 (2.16%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.16%) DTV
5 4 (2.16%) Handset
6 3 (1.62%) MPEG
6 3 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.08%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.08%) Equities
7 2 (1.08%) IPTV
8 1 (0.54%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.51%) Linux
2 18 (9.73%) UNIX
3 16 (8.65%) Windows
3 16 (8.65%) Android
4 15 (8.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) CentOS
5 1 (0.54%) HPUX
5 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.59%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (34.05%) BDD
3 60 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 45 (24.32%) TDD
5 44 (23.78%) Scrum
6 39 (21.08%) Test Scripting
7 29 (15.68%) Software Testing
8 25 (13.51%) Automated Testing
9 21 (11.35%) Automation Testing
10 20 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (10.27%) E-Commerce
12 16 (8.65%) Performance Testing
13 15 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (7.03%) Integration Testing
14 13 (7.03%) Manual Testing
14 13 (7.03%) Test Strategy
14 13 (7.03%) Test Management
15 11 (5.95%) Software Engineering
16 10 (5.41%) User Stories
17 8 (4.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (32.43%) Java
2 43 (23.24%) SQL
3 33 (17.84%) C#
3 33 (17.84%) Python
4 28 (15.14%) Ruby
5 13 (7.03%) Perl
6 8 (4.32%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.24%) Scala
8 6 (3.24%) C
8 6 (3.24%) VBScript
9 5 (2.70%) C++
10 4 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.62%) Groovy
11 3 (1.62%) PHP
12 2 (1.08%) Tcl
12 2 (1.08%) Delphi
12 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.54%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 41 (22.16%) ISEB
2 26 (14.05%) ISTQB
3 20 (10.81%) Degree
4 8 (4.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.62%) NDS
2 2 (1.08%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (9.19%) HP
2 15 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.49%) Oracle
4 7 (3.78%) VMware
5 5 (2.70%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.62%) Cisco
7 2 (1.08%) Apple
7 2 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.54%) Huawei
8 1 (0.54%) Zend
8 1 (0.54%) Cerillion
8 1 (0.54%) ATG
8 1 (0.54%) Cognos
8 1 (0.54%) JBoss
8 1 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.54%) SAP
8 1 (0.54%) BT
8 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix
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