The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 167 171 157
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 94 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 1.00% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 48
Median daily rate £350 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £183 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £39.77 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.13% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £35.50 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £51.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8527 8821 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.97% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5088 5044 4690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 418 443
Median hourly rate £19.44 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.78% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Hampshire +13 24 £220 -23.47% 6
Berkshire -31 22 £400 +53.84% 6
East Sussex +28 19 £350 -
Surrey +2 14 £370 -7.50% 9
West Sussex -6 6 £320 -5.88%
Oxfordshire +14 5 £425 +60.37% 5
Middlesex -6 3 £400 +35.59% 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (22.97%) Test Automation
2 32 (21.62%) QA
3 30 (20.27%) Linux
4 29 (19.59%) SQL
4 29 (19.59%) ISTQB
5 28 (18.92%) JIRA
5 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (15.54%) Software Testing
7 22 (14.86%) C#
8 21 (14.19%) Smart Meter
9 20 (13.51%) Windows
9 20 (13.51%) Software Engineering
10 19 (12.84%) 3G
10 19 (12.84%) LTE
11 18 (12.16%) Validation
11 18 (12.16%) Java
11 18 (12.16%) .NET
11 18 (12.16%) Selenium
11 18 (12.16%) V-Model
12 17 (11.49%) Degree
12 17 (11.49%) Waterfall
13 16 (10.81%) Unix
14 15 (10.14%) WLAN
14 15 (10.14%) ISEB
14 15 (10.14%) VLAN
14 15 (10.14%) User Stories
15 14 (9.46%) Test Scripting
15 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
16 13 (8.78%) Automated Testing
16 13 (8.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.41%) Confluence
2 6 (4.05%) IIS
3 5 (3.38%) JBoss
4 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.03%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) PaaS
2 5 (3.38%) SaaS
3 2 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.84%) 3G
1 19 (12.84%) LTE
2 15 (10.14%) VLAN
2 15 (10.14%) WLAN
3 11 (7.43%) 4G
4 9 (6.08%) 2G
5 8 (5.41%) Value-Added Service
6 7 (4.73%) MVNO
6 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.05%) Bluetooth
7 6 (4.05%) NFC
7 6 (4.05%) ZigBee
8 5 (3.38%) SNMP
9 4 (2.70%) 5G
9 4 (2.70%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (2.70%) SMS
10 3 (2.03%) Firewall
10 3 (2.03%) RIP
10 3 (2.03%) VoLTE
10 3 (2.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.68%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) JIRA
2 18 (12.16%) Selenium
3 13 (8.78%) Cucumber
4 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.41%) WebDriver
5 7 (4.73%) JUnit
6 6 (4.05%) Gradle
6 6 (4.05%) JMeter
6 6 (4.05%) LabVIEW
6 6 (4.05%) Maven
6 6 (4.05%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.38%) Ant
7 5 (3.38%) Hudson
7 5 (3.38%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.38%) jMock
7 5 (3.38%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.03%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (8.11%) Retail
2 11 (7.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.08%) Finance
4 8 (5.41%) Banking
4 8 (5.41%) Electronics
5 4 (2.70%) Games
6 2 (1.35%) Automotive
6 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.35%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.43%) Web Services
4 10 (6.76%) REST
5 7 (4.73%) XML
6 6 (4.05%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.38%) Ajax
7 5 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.38%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.38%) HTML
7 5 (3.38%) HTML5
7 5 (3.38%) Java EE
7 5 (3.38%) JMS
7 5 (3.38%) jQuery
7 5 (3.38%) Node.js
7 5 (3.38%) Spring
7 5 (3.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.03%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.03%) Middleware
8 3 (2.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Smart Meter
2 8 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.70%) IPTV
5 4 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.70%) SCADA
5 4 (2.70%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.03%) Clustering
6 3 (2.03%) DTV
6 3 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.03%) MPEG
6 3 (2.03%) Smart Energy
6 3 (2.03%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.35%) Handset
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) STB
7 2 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.27%) Linux
2 20 (13.51%) Windows
3 16 (10.81%) Unix
4 7 (4.73%) Android
5 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) AIX
6 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) VMS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) Test Automation
2 28 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.54%) Software Testing
4 20 (13.51%) Software Engineering
5 18 (12.16%) Validation
5 18 (12.16%) V-Model
6 17 (11.49%) Waterfall
7 15 (10.14%) User Stories
8 14 (9.46%) Test Scripting
9 13 (8.78%) Automated Testing
9 13 (8.78%) Test Strategy
10 12 (8.11%) Functional Testing
10 12 (8.11%) Integration Testing
10 12 (8.11%) Scrum
10 12 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.43%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.43%) Performance Testing
12 10 (6.76%) SDLC
12 10 (6.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.59%) SQL
2 22 (14.86%) C#
3 18 (12.16%) Java
4 12 (8.11%) Python
5 7 (4.73%) C
5 7 (4.73%) Ruby
6 5 (3.38%) C++
6 5 (3.38%) Groovy
6 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.38%) Perl
7 4 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.35%) PHP
9 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (19.59%) ISTQB
2 17 (11.49%) Degree
3 15 (10.14%) ISEB
4 13 (8.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.62%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) SDET
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Cacti
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.41%) VMware
3 7 (4.73%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.38%) HP
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle
4 5 (3.38%) Rally
5 3 (2.03%) Adobe
5 3 (2.03%) Apple
5 3 (2.03%) F5
5 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco
6 2 (1.35%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (1.35%) Samsung
6 2 (1.35%) Tektronix
6 2 (1.35%) Veritas
7 1 (0.68%) Agilent
7 1 (0.68%) CA
7 1 (0.68%) hybris
7 1 (0.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.68%) Talend
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