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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 307 323 306
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 105 66 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 58 65
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +139.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
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 £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 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 18 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 -1 28 £325 -17.46% 9
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 18 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 73 (38.02%) Selenium
2 66 (34.38%) Test Automation
3 65 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (33.33%) BDD
5 61 (31.77%) Java
6 50 (26.04%) Cucumber
7 48 (25.00%) Scrum
8 46 (23.96%) SQL
9 45 (23.44%) TDD
10 43 (22.40%) WebDriver
10 43 (22.40%) ISEB
11 42 (21.88%) Test Scripting
12 41 (21.35%) QA
13 40 (20.83%) JIRA
14 34 (17.71%) C#
15 33 (17.19%) Web Services
15 33 (17.19%) Python
16 31 (16.15%) Software Testing
17 28 (14.58%) Ruby
18 27 (14.06%) Linux
19 26 (13.54%) Automated Testing
19 26 (13.54%) ISTQB
20 25 (13.02%) HP Quality Center
21 24 (12.50%) JBehave
21 24 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (12.50%) SOAP
22 22 (11.46%) Degree
22 22 (11.46%) STB
22 22 (11.46%) Automation Testing
23 21 (10.94%) XML

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (2.60%) Drupal
1 5 (2.60%) CMS
2 2 (1.04%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) Apache
2 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) SAS
3 1 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) MS Office
1 9 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS Project
2 5 (2.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.56%) GitHub
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.65%) HTTP
2 6 (3.13%) DVB
3 5 (2.60%) 3G
3 5 (2.60%) LTE
4 4 (2.08%) Internet
5 3 (1.56%) GSM
6 2 (1.04%) UMTS
6 2 (1.04%) DHCP
6 2 (1.04%) WCDMA
6 2 (1.04%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.04%) SSL
6 2 (1.04%) Firewall
7 1 (0.52%) HSDPA
7 1 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) TELNET
7 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.52%) DNS
7 1 (0.52%) FTP
7 1 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
1 10 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.13%) MySQL
4 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.04%) SQLite
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 73 (38.02%) Selenium
2 50 (26.04%) Cucumber
3 43 (22.40%) WebDriver
4 40 (20.83%) JIRA
5 24 (12.50%) JBehave
6 20 (10.42%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.85%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.81%) Subversion
9 12 (6.25%) Capybara
9 12 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 12 (6.25%) Git (software)
10 11 (5.73%) WATIR
10 11 (5.73%) Calabash
11 10 (5.21%) Hudson
11 10 (5.21%) JUnit
12 9 (4.69%) eggPlant
13 8 (4.17%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.65%) JMeter
14 7 (3.65%) LoadRunner
14 7 (3.65%) FitNesse
General
1 20 (10.42%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Games
4 9 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.13%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Front Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.19%) Web Services
2 24 (12.50%) SOAP
3 21 (10.94%) XML
4 16 (8.33%) REST
4 16 (8.33%) .NET
5 8 (4.17%) JSON
6 7 (3.65%) Middleware
6 7 (3.65%) RESTful
7 6 (3.13%) HTML
8 5 (2.60%) Spring
8 5 (2.60%) Gherkin
8 5 (2.60%) iOS SDK
9 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.56%) JMS
10 3 (1.56%) WPF
10 3 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.04%) Android SDK
11 2 (1.04%) HTML5
11 2 (1.04%) jQuery
11 2 (1.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.46%) STB
2 16 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.17%) Digital Media
3 8 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.65%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.65%) Open Source
5 4 (2.08%) Handset
5 4 (2.08%) MPEG
5 4 (2.08%) DTV
6 3 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.04%) Equities
7 2 (1.04%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.04%) IPTV
7 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.52%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.06%) Linux
2 21 (10.94%) Windows
3 20 (10.42%) UNIX
3 20 (10.42%) Android
4 19 (9.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.52%) HPUX
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.38%) Test Automation
2 65 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (33.33%) BDD
4 48 (25.00%) Scrum
5 45 (23.44%) TDD
6 42 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 31 (16.15%) Software Testing
8 26 (13.54%) Automated Testing
9 24 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (11.46%) Automation Testing
11 19 (9.90%) E-Commerce
12 16 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 15 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (6.77%) Integration Testing
14 13 (6.77%) Manual Testing
14 13 (6.77%) Test Strategy
15 12 (6.25%) Test Management
16 11 (5.73%) Software Engineering
17 10 (5.21%) User Stories
17 10 (5.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.77%) Java
2 46 (23.96%) SQL
3 34 (17.71%) C#
4 33 (17.19%) Python
5 28 (14.58%) Ruby
6 13 (6.77%) Perl
7 9 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.65%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.65%) VBScript
9 6 (3.13%) Scala
9 6 (3.13%) C
10 5 (2.60%) C++
11 4 (2.08%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.56%) PHP
12 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.56%) Groovy
13 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.04%) Delphi
13 2 (1.04%) Tcl
14 1 (0.52%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 43 (22.40%) ISEB
2 26 (13.54%) ISTQB
3 22 (11.46%) Degree
4 9 (4.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (21.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.08%) NDS
2 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.04%) vSphere
4 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (13.02%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (8.85%) HP
2 16 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.77%) Oracle
4 7 (3.65%) VMware
5 5 (2.60%) SOASTA, Inc
6 4 (2.08%) Symbian
6 4 (2.08%) Nokia
7 3 (1.56%) Cisco
7 3 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.04%) Apple
8 2 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.52%) BT
9 1 (0.52%) IBM
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.52%) SAP
9 1 (0.52%) Cognos
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Zend
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