The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 149 173 127
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 103 64 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.76% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.83% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 22 37
Average daily rate £313 £333 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +14.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £246 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £360 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 18
Average hourly rate £102.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £21.40 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £156.50 £40.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the South East region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the South East region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire -2 32 £175 -30.00% 7
Surrey +11 27 £348 -3.47% 6
Hampshire +9 19 £325 -7.14% 3
Middlesex -3 6 £275 -21.42% 1
Oxfordshire -3 6 £200 -52.94% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 6 £350 +37.25% 3
East Sussex -8 1 £325 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 55 (32.54%) C#
2 54 (31.95%) SQL
3 48 (28.40%) QA
4 44 (26.04%) ISEB
5 43 (25.44%) Telecoms
6 39 (23.08%) Scrum
6 39 (23.08%) .NET
7 32 (18.93%) Test Automation
8 30 (17.75%) Selenium
8 30 (17.75%) Test Scripting
9 29 (17.16%) SQL Server
10 27 (15.98%) Web Services
11 26 (15.38%) Windows
11 26 (15.38%) Automated Testing
11 26 (15.38%) REST
12 25 (14.79%) Radio Access Network
12 25 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (14.20%) BDD
13 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
13 24 (14.20%) Linux
13 24 (14.20%) MS Excel
14 23 (13.61%) Python
15 22 (13.02%) SOAP
15 22 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
16 21 (12.43%) Huawei
16 21 (12.43%) ISTQB
16 21 (12.43%) XML
16 21 (12.43%) Ethernet
17 20 (11.83%) 3G

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.59%) IIS
3 1 (0.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.51%) MS Office
3 8 (4.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Office 365
1 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.79%) Radio Access Network
2 21 (12.43%) Ethernet
3 20 (11.83%) 3G
3 20 (11.83%) LTE
4 19 (11.24%) MPLS
5 17 (10.06%) BGP
6 16 (9.47%) VRRP
6 16 (9.47%) VPN
7 15 (8.88%) 2G
8 12 (7.10%) RSVP
8 12 (7.10%) OSPF
8 12 (7.10%) ATM
8 12 (7.10%) HSRP
9 11 (6.51%) SDH
9 11 (6.51%) Internet
10 10 (5.92%) GSM
11 9 (5.33%) TCP/IP
12 7 (4.14%) Firewall
12 7 (4.14%) DWDM
13 6 (3.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.92%) MS Access
3 8 (4.73%) MySQL
4 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.18%) DB2
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (17.75%) Selenium
2 25 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (11.83%) Visual Studio
4 14 (8.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (7.10%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.92%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.14%) TeamCity
7 7 (4.14%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.14%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (3.55%) JMeter
8 6 (3.55%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.96%) JUnit
10 4 (2.37%) JIRA
10 4 (2.37%) Hudson
10 4 (2.37%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.78%) MSBuild
11 3 (1.78%) TestComplete
11 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.78%) Subversion
11 3 (1.78%) Bugzilla
General
1 43 (25.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.33%) Games
3 8 (4.73%) Finance
4 5 (2.96%) Electronics
4 5 (2.96%) Retail
4 5 (2.96%) Military
5 4 (2.37%) Publishing
6 2 (1.18%) Billing
7 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.08%) .NET
2 27 (15.98%) Web Services
3 26 (15.38%) REST
4 22 (13.02%) SOAP
5 21 (12.43%) XML
6 17 (10.06%) WCF
7 16 (9.47%) WPF
8 9 (5.33%) JSON
9 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (4.14%) HTML
9 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.37%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.78%) Gherkin
11 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.78%) JSP
12 2 (1.18%) XSD
12 2 (1.18%) XSLT
12 2 (1.18%) CSS
12 2 (1.18%) JSF
12 2 (1.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.55%) IPTV
2 5 (2.96%) Open Source
2 5 (2.96%) DTV
3 4 (2.37%) MPEG
4 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.18%) Firmware
5 2 (1.18%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.59%) iSeries
6 1 (0.59%) Telematics
6 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.59%) Statistics
6 1 (0.59%) Wiki
6 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.59%) Physics
6 1 (0.59%) AS400
6 1 (0.59%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.59%) STB
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.38%) Windows
2 24 (14.20%) Linux
3 10 (5.92%) UNIX
4 5 (2.96%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.18%) Solaris
6 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.18%) Android
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.59%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.59%) CentOS
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (23.08%) Scrum
2 32 (18.93%) Test Automation
3 30 (17.75%) Test Scripting
4 26 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 24 (14.20%) BDD
5 24 (14.20%) Software Testing
6 22 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (11.24%) Automation Testing
8 17 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (7.10%) Network Design
9 12 (7.10%) Test Strategy
10 10 (5.92%) Capacity Management
10 10 (5.92%) Performance Testing
11 9 (5.33%) Regression Testing
11 9 (5.33%) OO
11 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.73%) Test Management
13 7 (4.14%) Validation
13 7 (4.14%) Migration
14 6 (3.55%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (32.54%) C#
2 54 (31.95%) SQL
3 23 (13.61%) Python
4 19 (11.24%) Java
5 16 (9.47%) C++
5 16 (9.47%) VB
6 12 (7.10%) C
7 11 (6.51%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.14%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.55%) Perl
10 4 (2.37%) PHP
10 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.18%) Korn
11 2 (1.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (26.04%) ISEB
2 22 (13.02%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.43%) ISTQB
4 14 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.92%) Degree
6 4 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.78%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) HNC
8 2 (1.18%) HND
8 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.59%) MCITP
9 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.59%) CCIE
9 1 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.40%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) Nmap
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (10.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.59%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (12.43%) Huawei
2 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.69%) HP
4 10 (5.92%) Oracle
5 9 (5.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 8 (4.73%) Nortel
6 8 (4.73%) Ericsson
7 7 (4.14%) OPNET
7 7 (4.14%) BT
7 7 (4.14%) Business Objects
8 6 (3.55%) Cisco
8 6 (3.55%) IBM
8 6 (3.55%) NetCracker
9 5 (2.96%) NEC
9 5 (2.96%) VMware
10 4 (2.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.37%) Juniper
11 1 (0.59%) Endeca
11 1 (0.59%) Google
11 1 (0.59%) Coremetrics
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