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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 298 332 300
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 112 92 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.38% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 71 51
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£360 £360 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £167 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-21.91% +12.30%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 +23 31 £360 -0.68% 4
Greenwich - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 133 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (46.26%) Selenium
3 84 (39.25%) Test Automation
4 71 (33.18%) Java
5 70 (32.71%) BDD
6 66 (30.84%) Scrum
7 63 (29.44%) Cucumber
8 55 (25.70%) QA
8 55 (25.70%) TDD
9 49 (22.90%) SQL
10 44 (20.56%) Python
11 42 (19.63%) WebDriver
12 40 (18.69%) Test Scripting
13 38 (17.76%) JIRA
14 35 (16.36%) C#
15 33 (15.42%) Ruby
16 29 (13.55%) HP
16 29 (13.55%) Mobile App
17 28 (13.08%) Apple iOS
17 28 (13.08%) Android
18 27 (12.62%) XML
18 27 (12.62%) Jenkins
19 26 (12.15%) Automation Testing
20 25 (11.68%) LoadRunner
21 23 (10.75%) Linux
21 23 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (10.75%) Automated Testing
21 23 (10.75%) Test Strategy
22 22 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
22 22 (10.28%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.93%) uiautomator
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.93%) CMS
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.93%) Apache
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Drupal
3 1 (0.47%) Node.js
3 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (1.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) BASE24
2 1 (0.47%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) Wireshark
2 8 (3.74%) Broadband
3 7 (3.27%) HTTP
3 7 (3.27%) Internet
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (2.80%) Firewall
5 5 (2.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.87%) MPLS
6 4 (1.87%) BGP
7 3 (1.40%) IPv6
7 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.40%) FWSM
8 2 (0.93%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.93%) DVB
9 1 (0.47%) UMTS
9 1 (0.47%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) FTP
9 1 (0.47%) PPP
9 1 (0.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.48%) MySQL
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.87%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (46.26%) Selenium
2 63 (29.44%) Cucumber
3 42 (19.63%) WebDriver
4 38 (17.76%) JIRA
5 27 (12.62%) Jenkins
6 25 (11.68%) LoadRunner
7 22 (10.28%) JUnit
8 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
9 17 (7.94%) Calabash
10 15 (7.01%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (6.54%) SoapUI
11 14 (6.54%) JMeter
11 14 (6.54%) Subversion
12 11 (5.14%) ClearCase
12 11 (5.14%) Maven
13 10 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (4.67%) Appium
14 9 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (4.21%) DbUnit
15 8 (3.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (7.01%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.27%) Banking
4 6 (2.80%) Games
5 5 (2.34%) Publishing
6 4 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.40%) Advertising
8 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.62%) XML
2 22 (10.28%) .NET
3 19 (8.88%) HTML
4 16 (7.48%) REST
4 16 (7.48%) CSS
5 14 (6.54%) Web Services
5 14 (6.54%) JSON
5 14 (6.54%) jQuery
6 13 (6.07%) Gherkin
7 11 (5.14%) Spring
7 11 (5.14%) RESTful
8 7 (3.27%) SOAP
8 7 (3.27%) HTML5
9 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.40%) SAML
10 3 (1.40%) Spring Security
10 3 (1.40%) OAuth
10 3 (1.40%) CSS3
10 3 (1.40%) iOS SDK
10 3 (1.40%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.55%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.14%) Video on Demand
3 10 (4.67%) Open Source
4 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.74%) STB
6 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.80%) DTV
7 4 (1.87%) New Media
7 4 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.40%) IPTV
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
9 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.93%) Tandem
9 2 (0.93%) Handset
9 2 (0.93%) MPEG
10 1 (0.47%) iDTV
10 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.47%) W3C
10 1 (0.47%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.08%) Apple iOS
1 28 (13.08%) Android
2 23 (10.75%) Linux
3 21 (9.81%) Windows
4 18 (8.41%) UNIX
5 5 (2.34%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (62.15%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (39.25%) Test Automation
3 70 (32.71%) BDD
4 66 (30.84%) Scrum
5 55 (25.70%) TDD
6 40 (18.69%) Test Scripting
7 26 (12.15%) Automation Testing
8 23 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (10.75%) Automated Testing
8 23 (10.75%) Test Strategy
9 21 (9.81%) E-Commerce
9 21 (9.81%) Regression Testing
9 21 (9.81%) Manual Testing
9 21 (9.81%) Performance Testing
10 17 (7.94%) Migration
11 16 (7.48%) Kanban
12 14 (6.54%) Functional Testing
13 12 (5.61%) Waterfall
13 12 (5.61%) ETL
14 11 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.18%) Java
2 49 (22.90%) SQL
3 44 (20.56%) Python
4 35 (16.36%) C#
5 33 (15.42%) Ruby
6 17 (7.94%) PHP
7 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.80%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.34%) Perl
9 5 (2.34%) Scala
9 5 (2.34%) Groovy
10 3 (1.40%) C
10 3 (1.40%) C++
10 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) XQuery
12 1 (0.47%) VB
12 1 (0.47%) Delphi
12 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.35%) ISTQB
1 20 (9.35%) ISEB
2 13 (6.07%) Degree
3 9 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CISSP
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CEH
6 1 (0.47%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (1.87%) VMware ESX
1 4 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) NDS
3 1 (0.47%) Firmware
3 1 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 22 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.80%) Puppet
3 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.87%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (13.55%) HP
2 17 (7.94%) Oracle
3 11 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.74%) VMware
5 7 (3.27%) Cisco
6 5 (2.34%) F5
7 4 (1.87%) Citrix
7 4 (1.87%) Adobe
8 2 (0.93%) Telerik
8 2 (0.93%) IBM
9 1 (0.47%) SAP
9 1 (0.47%) Mercator
9 1 (0.47%) SunGard
9 1 (0.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.47%) BT
9 1 (0.47%) Akamai
9 1 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
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