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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 332 338 352
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 93 85 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £284 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 £30.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
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
21633 21832 22445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.16% 92.83% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15157 14952 15264
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 404 470
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 23 £360 -10.00% 9
Paddington - 3 £400 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Bromley -4 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Croydon - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (37.75%) Test Automation
3 54 (35.76%) Selenium
4 47 (31.13%) Scrum
5 38 (25.17%) QA
6 37 (24.50%) Java
6 37 (24.50%) Cucumber
7 33 (21.85%) C#
8 32 (21.19%) BDD
9 31 (20.53%) SQL
10 28 (18.54%) WebDriver
11 27 (17.88%) TDD
12 25 (16.56%) Automated Testing
13 24 (15.89%) JIRA
13 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
13 24 (15.89%) Linux
14 23 (15.23%) Python
15 21 (13.91%) Oracle
15 21 (13.91%) Test Scripting
16 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (13.25%) Ruby
17 19 (12.58%) .NET
17 19 (12.58%) Finance
18 18 (11.92%) Performance Testing
19 17 (11.26%) Regression Testing
19 17 (11.26%) SDLC
20 16 (10.60%) Web Services
21 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
21 15 (9.93%) Software Testing
21 15 (9.93%) Software Engineering

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (5.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (2.65%) Confluence
3 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.99%) JBoss
3 3 (1.99%) Apache
4 2 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) SAS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS Project
3 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.66%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.66%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.66%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.99%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) MPLS
2 7 (4.64%) BGP
2 7 (4.64%) HTTP
3 6 (3.97%) Broadband
4 5 (3.31%) Internet
5 4 (2.65%) IPv4
5 4 (2.65%) IPv6
5 4 (2.65%) PPP
5 4 (2.65%) L2TP
6 3 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.99%) VPN
6 3 (1.99%) GSM
7 2 (1.32%) UMTS
7 2 (1.32%) GPRS
7 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.32%) 3G
7 2 (1.32%) LTE
7 2 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.96%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.32%) DB2
6 2 (1.32%) MySQL
6 2 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.66%) HBase
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (35.76%) Selenium
2 37 (24.50%) Cucumber
3 28 (18.54%) WebDriver
4 24 (15.89%) JIRA
5 13 (8.61%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.62%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.62%) JMeter
7 9 (5.96%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.96%) SoapUI
8 8 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (5.30%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.64%) Calabash
10 6 (3.97%) JUnit
10 6 (3.97%) NUnit
11 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.31%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.65%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.65%) Hudson
13 3 (1.99%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (12.58%) Finance
2 13 (8.61%) Banking
3 11 (7.28%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.99%) French Language
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Billing
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.58%) .NET
2 16 (10.60%) Web Services
3 14 (9.27%) SOAP
4 10 (6.62%) REST
4 10 (6.62%) XML
5 9 (5.96%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.96%) WPF
6 6 (3.97%) HTML
7 5 (3.31%) JSON
8 4 (2.65%) CSS
8 4 (2.65%) Middleware
8 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.65%) RESTful
8 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.99%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (1.99%) WCF
9 3 (1.99%) WinForms
9 3 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) User Experience
2 8 (5.30%) Video on Demand
3 7 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.64%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.64%) IPTV
4 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.32%) DataPower
7 2 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.32%) Social Media
7 2 (1.32%) Handset
7 2 (1.32%) MPEG
8 1 (0.66%) EFT
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.66%) DTV
8 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.66%) STB
8 1 (0.66%) Derivative
8 1 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.89%) Linux
2 14 (9.27%) Windows
3 10 (6.62%) Android
4 8 (5.30%) UNIX
4 8 (5.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (50.99%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (37.75%) Test Automation
3 47 (31.13%) Scrum
4 32 (21.19%) BDD
5 27 (17.88%) TDD
6 25 (16.56%) Automated Testing
7 21 (13.91%) Test Scripting
8 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.92%) Performance Testing
10 17 (11.26%) Regression Testing
10 17 (11.26%) SDLC
11 15 (9.93%) Automation Testing
11 15 (9.93%) Software Testing
11 15 (9.93%) Software Engineering
11 15 (9.93%) Test Strategy
12 13 (8.61%) Waterfall
12 13 (8.61%) Open Source
13 12 (7.95%) Validation
13 12 (7.95%) OO
14 11 (7.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.50%) Java
2 33 (21.85%) C#
3 31 (20.53%) SQL
4 24 (15.89%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.23%) Python
6 20 (13.25%) Ruby
7 13 (8.61%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.96%) Perl
9 6 (3.97%) C++
10 4 (2.65%) PHP
11 3 (1.99%) VB
11 3 (1.99%) Groovy
12 2 (1.32%) Scala
12 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.66%) C
13 1 (0.66%) JCL
13 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) Degree
3 7 (4.64%) ISEB
4 6 (3.97%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CCIE
6 1 (0.66%) CCNP
6 1 (0.66%) CCIP
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.17%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.66%) GMP
2 1 (0.66%) GxP
Systems Management
1 11 (7.28%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.30%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 21 (13.91%) Oracle
2 13 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.61%) HP
3 9 (5.96%) Sybase
4 5 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco
5 4 (2.65%) IBM
5 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.99%) F5
7 2 (1.32%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.32%) Cadence
7 2 (1.32%) EMC
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.32%) BT
8 1 (0.66%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.66%) Mercator
8 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.66%) Remedy
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