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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 329 362 310
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 105 62 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.29% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 45 89
Median daily rate £425 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £490 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.74% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
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
21586 21213 22108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.71% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15649 14575 15433
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 380 396
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +57 24 £425 +6.25% 8
Osterley - 5 £120 -
Hendon - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 109 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.79%) Java
3 54 (31.21%) TDD
4 50 (28.90%) BDD
5 45 (26.01%) Selenium
6 44 (25.43%) Test Automation
7 43 (24.86%) Cucumber
8 41 (23.70%) QA
9 39 (22.54%) SQL
10 38 (21.97%) JIRA
10 38 (21.97%) Automated Testing
11 36 (20.81%) Python
12 34 (19.65%) Linux
13 31 (17.92%) WebDriver
14 30 (17.34%) Automation Testing
15 29 (16.76%) ISTQB
16 28 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (16.18%) C#
17 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
18 26 (15.03%) Scrum
18 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
19 25 (14.45%) Windows
19 25 (14.45%) Functional Testing
20 24 (13.87%) Jenkins
20 24 (13.87%) Unix
20 24 (13.87%) Git (software)
21 23 (13.29%) Test Scripting
21 23 (13.29%) Software Testing
21 23 (13.29%) Web Services
21 23 (13.29%) SDLC

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 10 (5.78%) Node.js
2 9 (5.20%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.47%) Jetty
4 5 (2.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.16%) Confluence
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) GitHub
2 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.78%) DVB
2 8 (4.62%) VPN
3 6 (3.47%) HTTP
4 5 (2.89%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (2.89%) Firewall
4 5 (2.89%) IOS XR
4 5 (2.89%) IPv4
4 5 (2.89%) IPv6
4 5 (2.89%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.31%) BGP
5 4 (2.31%) MPLS
5 4 (2.31%) NAS
5 4 (2.31%) SAN
6 3 (1.73%) 3G
6 3 (1.73%) Broadband
7 2 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.16%) DNS
7 2 (1.16%) Internet
7 2 (1.16%) MVNO
7 2 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.09%) Big Data
2 14 (8.09%) Hadoop
2 14 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.47%) MySQL
4 5 (2.89%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.89%) GIS
5 4 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.31%) MS Access
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) HPCC
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) Redis
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (26.01%) Selenium
2 43 (24.86%) Cucumber
3 38 (21.97%) JIRA
4 31 (17.92%) WebDriver
5 24 (13.87%) Git (software)
5 24 (13.87%) Jenkins
6 13 (7.51%) HP UFT
7 12 (6.94%) Calabash
8 10 (5.78%) Appium
9 7 (4.05%) PHPUnit
9 7 (4.05%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.47%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.47%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.89%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.31%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.73%) Gitweb
13 3 (1.73%) Robotium
General
1 15 (8.67%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.36%) Banking
4 5 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Games
5 3 (1.73%) Publishing
5 3 (1.73%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.29%) Web Services
2 19 (10.98%) XML
3 18 (10.40%) REST
4 14 (8.09%) .NET
5 10 (5.78%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.20%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.62%) SOAP
7 8 (4.62%) spray
8 6 (3.47%) XSD
9 5 (2.89%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.89%) Kafka
10 4 (2.31%) RESTful
11 3 (1.73%) HTML
11 3 (1.73%) Middleware
12 1 (0.58%) CSS
12 1 (0.58%) J2EE
12 1 (0.58%) JMS
12 1 (0.58%) LAMP
12 1 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.58%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (9.25%) STB
2 14 (8.09%) IPTV
3 7 (4.05%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (3.47%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.47%) User Experience
5 5 (2.89%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.31%) IBM XIV
7 3 (1.73%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.73%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.73%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.16%) Derivative
8 2 (1.16%) IVR
8 2 (1.16%) MPEG
8 2 (1.16%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.65%) Linux
2 25 (14.45%) Windows
3 24 (13.87%) Unix
4 17 (9.83%) Apple iOS
5 16 (9.25%) Android
6 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.73%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.58%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.21%) TDD
3 50 (28.90%) BDD
4 44 (25.43%) Test Automation
5 38 (21.97%) Automated Testing
6 30 (17.34%) Automation Testing
7 28 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (15.03%) Scrum
9 25 (14.45%) Functional Testing
10 23 (13.29%) SDLC
10 23 (13.29%) Software Testing
10 23 (13.29%) Test Scripting
11 21 (12.14%) Regression Testing
12 20 (11.56%) Pair Programming
13 18 (10.40%) E-Commerce
14 15 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (7.51%) API Testing
15 13 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (7.51%) Non-Functional Testing
16 12 (6.94%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.79%) Java
2 39 (22.54%) SQL
3 36 (20.81%) Python
4 28 (16.18%) C#
5 27 (15.61%) JavaScript
6 22 (12.72%) Ruby
7 18 (10.40%) Scala
8 17 (9.83%) Perl
9 9 (5.20%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.62%) PHP
11 6 (3.47%) C
11 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.47%) VBA
12 5 (2.89%) VBScript
13 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.58%) ECMAScript
14 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (16.76%) ISTQB
2 26 (15.03%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.14%) DV Cleared
3 21 (12.14%) ISEB
4 11 (6.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (0.58%) CCIE
7 1 (0.58%) CCNP
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (23.70%) QA
2 9 (5.20%) SDET
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (4.62%) Docker
2 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 19 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) Nmap
3 1 (0.58%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) HP
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.25%) Oracle
3 5 (2.89%) Cisco
4 4 (2.31%) EMC
4 4 (2.31%) IBM
4 4 (2.31%) NetApp
4 4 (2.31%) Veritas
4 4 (2.31%) VMware
5 2 (1.16%) F5
5 2 (1.16%) Huawei
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.58%) BT
6 1 (0.58%) Cerner
6 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.58%) ESRI
6 1 (0.58%) Nokia
6 1 (0.58%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.58%) Remedy
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