The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 321 329 315
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 107 104 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.47% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 73 79
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £312
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +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
21075 22337 22455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.06% 94.76% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15093 15690 15395
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 370 420
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.17 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +37 14 £425 +14.09% 10
Greenford - 5 £243 -
Croydon -11 4 £435 -
Harrow - 1 £365 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 130 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.64%) Test Automation
3 71 (33.18%) QA
4 70 (32.71%) Selenium
5 69 (32.24%) Java
6 62 (28.97%) TDD
6 62 (28.97%) BDD
7 59 (27.57%) Cucumber
8 45 (21.03%) Python
9 43 (20.09%) Scrum
9 43 (20.09%) Automated Testing
10 42 (19.63%) SQL
11 41 (19.16%) Automation Testing
12 38 (17.76%) Linux
12 38 (17.76%) JIRA
13 36 (16.82%) WebDriver
14 35 (16.36%) JavaScript
15 34 (15.89%) Software Testing
16 32 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (14.49%) Jenkins
17 31 (14.49%) Functional Testing
18 30 (14.02%) Unix
19 29 (13.55%) Web Services
20 28 (13.08%) Regression Testing
20 28 (13.08%) Appium
20 28 (13.08%) Exploratory Testing
20 28 (13.08%) REST
21 27 (12.62%) C#
21 27 (12.62%) Performance Testing
22 26 (12.15%) Ruby

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.74%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.34%) Jetty
3 4 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.93%) Apache
4 2 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) Mule
5 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.61%) DVB
2 6 (2.80%) Firewall
2 6 (2.80%) VPN
3 4 (1.87%) NAS
3 4 (1.87%) SAN
4 3 (1.40%) Broadband
4 3 (1.40%) HTTP
4 3 (1.40%) IPv4
4 3 (1.40%) IPv6
5 2 (0.93%) BGP
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 2 (0.93%) IOS XR
5 2 (0.93%) MPLS
5 2 (0.93%) Wireless
5 2 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.47%) MVNO
6 1 (0.47%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.07%) Hadoop
2 13 (6.07%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.14%) Big Data
4 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.80%) MySQL
6 5 (2.34%) Data Mining
7 4 (1.87%) MS Access
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.93%) HPCC
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.47%) DB2
10 1 (0.47%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (32.71%) Selenium
2 59 (27.57%) Cucumber
3 38 (17.76%) JIRA
4 36 (16.82%) WebDriver
5 31 (14.49%) Jenkins
6 28 (13.08%) Appium
7 22 (10.28%) Git (software)
8 13 (6.07%) Calabash
9 10 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (4.67%) Maven
9 10 (4.67%) PHPUnit
10 9 (4.21%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.21%) LoadRunner
10 9 (4.21%) Subversion
11 8 (3.74%) HP UFT
11 8 (3.74%) JUnit
11 8 (3.74%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.80%) Ant
12 6 (2.80%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.34%) WATIR
General
1 17 (7.94%) Finance
2 16 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.07%) Banking
4 11 (5.14%) Games
5 6 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.80%) Publishing
6 3 (1.40%) Advertising
6 3 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.55%) Web Services
2 28 (13.08%) REST
3 22 (10.28%) XML
4 21 (9.81%) Node.js
5 18 (8.41%) Gherkin
6 17 (7.94%) SOAP
7 16 (7.48%) HTML
8 13 (6.07%) .NET
9 10 (4.67%) HTML5
9 10 (4.67%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (4.21%) Dropwizard
11 8 (3.74%) RESTful
11 8 (3.74%) spray
12 6 (2.80%) XSD
13 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
14 3 (1.40%) Apache CXF
14 3 (1.40%) Kafka
14 3 (1.40%) Middleware
15 2 (0.93%) Drools
15 2 (0.93%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.94%) Computer Science
1 17 (7.94%) STB
2 14 (6.54%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.67%) IPTV
5 8 (3.74%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.74%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.80%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.80%) User Experience
7 5 (2.34%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.87%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.87%) IBM XIV
9 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.40%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.40%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.93%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) IVR
10 2 (0.93%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.76%) Linux
2 30 (14.02%) Unix
3 19 (8.88%) Windows
4 17 (7.94%) Apple iOS
5 16 (7.48%) Android
6 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.93%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.64%) Test Automation
3 62 (28.97%) BDD
3 62 (28.97%) TDD
4 43 (20.09%) Automated Testing
4 43 (20.09%) Scrum
5 41 (19.16%) Automation Testing
6 34 (15.89%) Software Testing
7 32 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (14.49%) Functional Testing
9 28 (13.08%) Exploratory Testing
9 28 (13.08%) Regression Testing
10 27 (12.62%) Performance Testing
11 26 (12.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (11.68%) Test Scripting
13 24 (11.21%) Pair Programming
14 22 (10.28%) E-Commerce
15 21 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (9.35%) SDLC
17 17 (7.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.24%) Java
2 45 (21.03%) Python
3 42 (19.63%) SQL
4 35 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.62%) C#
6 26 (12.15%) Ruby
7 21 (9.81%) Perl
8 16 (7.48%) Scala
9 12 (5.61%) PHP
10 11 (5.14%) C++
11 10 (4.67%) Groovy
12 7 (3.27%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.80%) VBA
14 4 (1.87%) C
14 4 (1.87%) VBScript
15 3 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.40%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.28%) ISEB
3 16 (7.48%) ISTQB
4 13 (6.07%) Degree
5 12 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.87%) CCNA
9 4 (1.87%) HND
9 4 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE
10 1 (0.47%) CCNP
10 1 (0.47%) CEH
10 1 (0.47%) ECSA
10 1 (0.47%) GIAC
10 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.47%) OSCP
10 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (33.18%) QA
2 25 (11.68%) SDET
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (2.80%) Docker
2 4 (1.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (10.28%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.93%) Nmap
3 2 (0.93%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 22 (10.28%) HP
2 16 (7.48%) Oracle
3 11 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.34%) IBM
4 5 (2.34%) VMware
5 4 (1.87%) EMC
5 4 (1.87%) NetApp
5 4 (1.87%) Veritas
6 3 (1.40%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.40%) Huawei
6 3 (1.40%) Nokia
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco
7 2 (0.93%) Ericsson
7 2 (0.93%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.93%) Roku
8 1 (0.47%) Aruba
8 1 (0.47%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.47%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.47%) Virgin Media
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