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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 312 348 340
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 114 72 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 55
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.39% -4.37%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 25 £361 -3.66% 10
Brentford - 1 - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 142 (69.95%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (46.80%) Selenium
3 76 (37.44%) Test Automation
4 72 (35.47%) BDD
5 70 (34.48%) Scrum
6 68 (33.50%) Cucumber
7 63 (31.03%) Java
8 57 (28.08%) TDD
9 53 (26.11%) SQL
10 48 (23.65%) QA
11 45 (22.17%) WebDriver
12 41 (20.20%) Ruby
13 37 (18.23%) Mobile App
14 35 (17.24%) JIRA
15 34 (16.75%) Python
16 33 (16.26%) Test Scripting
17 31 (15.27%) C#
18 29 (14.29%) XML
18 29 (14.29%) Automation Testing
19 27 (13.30%) LoadRunner
20 26 (12.81%) Automated Testing
21 25 (12.32%) .NET
21 25 (12.32%) Jenkins
21 25 (12.32%) Apple iOS
22 24 (11.82%) Android
23 23 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (11.33%) Oracle
23 23 (11.33%) E-Commerce
23 23 (11.33%) HP
24 22 (10.84%) Finance

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.48%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) Documentum
2 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.99%) Node.js
2 2 (0.99%) Apache
2 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (0.99%) uiautomator
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (1.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) BASE24
1 2 (0.99%) SunGard GMI
1 2 (0.99%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.93%) HTTP
1 10 (4.93%) Wireshark
2 6 (2.96%) DVB
3 4 (1.97%) Firewall
3 4 (1.97%) Broadband
3 4 (1.97%) Internet
3 4 (1.97%) MPLS
3 4 (1.97%) BGP
4 3 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.99%) IPv6
6 1 (0.49%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) 3G
6 1 (0.49%) DWDM
6 1 (0.49%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.49%) OSPF
6 1 (0.49%) DHCP
6 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.37%) MySQL
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Navigator
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (46.80%) Selenium
2 68 (33.50%) Cucumber
3 45 (22.17%) WebDriver
4 35 (17.24%) JIRA
5 27 (13.30%) LoadRunner
6 25 (12.32%) Jenkins
7 20 (9.85%) JUnit
8 18 (8.87%) Git (software)
9 17 (8.37%) Calabash
9 17 (8.37%) SoapUI
10 15 (7.39%) JMeter
11 11 (5.42%) Subversion
11 11 (5.42%) Rational DOORS
12 10 (4.93%) ClearCase
13 9 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (4.43%) Appium
14 8 (3.94%) DbUnit
14 8 (3.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (3.94%) Maven
15 7 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 22 (10.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Banking
3 10 (4.93%) Games
3 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.46%) Publishing
4 5 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Retail
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.29%) XML
2 25 (12.32%) .NET
3 22 (10.84%) HTML
4 19 (9.36%) Web Services
5 16 (7.88%) REST
5 16 (7.88%) CSS
6 13 (6.40%) JSON
6 13 (6.40%) jQuery
7 11 (5.42%) RESTful
8 10 (4.93%) SOAP
9 9 (4.43%) Spring
9 9 (4.43%) Gherkin
10 7 (3.45%) HTML5
11 4 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.97%) XSLT
12 3 (1.48%) SAML
12 3 (1.48%) Middleware
12 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.48%) CSS3
12 3 (1.48%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.23%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.37%) Open Source
3 11 (5.42%) Video on Demand
3 11 (5.42%) STB
4 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.45%) DTV
6 6 (2.96%) IPTV
7 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.97%) MPEG
8 4 (1.97%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.97%) New Media
8 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.99%) Tandem
10 2 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.32%) Apple iOS
2 24 (11.82%) Android
3 16 (7.88%) Windows
4 15 (7.39%) UNIX
5 14 (6.90%) Linux
6 5 (2.46%) Solaris
6 5 (2.46%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (69.95%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (37.44%) Test Automation
3 72 (35.47%) BDD
4 70 (34.48%) Scrum
5 57 (28.08%) TDD
6 33 (16.26%) Test Scripting
7 29 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 26 (12.81%) Automated Testing
9 23 (11.33%) E-Commerce
9 23 (11.33%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (10.84%) Performance Testing
11 21 (10.34%) Test Strategy
12 20 (9.85%) Manual Testing
13 16 (7.88%) Migration
14 15 (7.39%) Regression Testing
15 12 (5.91%) ETL
15 12 (5.91%) Kanban
15 12 (5.91%) Security Testing
16 11 (5.42%) Functional Testing
16 11 (5.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.03%) Java
2 53 (26.11%) SQL
3 41 (20.20%) Ruby
4 34 (16.75%) Python
5 31 (15.27%) C#
6 17 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.37%) PHP
7 7 (3.45%) Groovy
7 7 (3.45%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.97%) C
8 4 (1.97%) Perl
9 3 (1.48%) C++
9 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.48%) Scala
10 2 (0.99%) VB
10 2 (0.99%) VBA
11 1 (0.49%) XQuery
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.49%) Jython
11 1 (0.49%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (8.37%) ISTQB
2 13 (6.40%) ISEB
3 11 (5.42%) Degree
4 6 (2.96%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) CISSP
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CISM
7 1 (0.49%) CEH
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (23.65%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.48%) NDS
1 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.49%) KVM
3 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (10.84%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.99%) Puppet
2 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (11.33%) Oracle
1 23 (11.33%) HP
2 9 (4.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.96%) Cisco
4 4 (1.97%) VMware
4 4 (1.97%) Adobe
4 4 (1.97%) Citrix
5 3 (1.48%) SAP
6 2 (0.99%) Siebel
6 2 (0.99%) SunGard
6 2 (0.99%) Telerik
6 2 (0.99%) Mercator
7 1 (0.49%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (0.49%) Akamai
7 1 (0.49%) F5
7 1 (0.49%) Comverse
7 1 (0.49%) Juniper
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
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