The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 220 164 150
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 50 87 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.95% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.03% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 36
Average daily rate
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£338 £280 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £350 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £290
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% +22.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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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
Hampshire -16 19 £363 +23.93% 9
Berkshire -19 19 £275 +2.80% 6
Surrey -3 5 £375 +7.14% 5
Oxfordshire -22 2 £175 -33.96% 2
Middlesex 0 1 £300 +14.28%
East Sussex -4 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -23 1 £200 -36.50% 2
Kent - 1 £175 - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 37 (26.24%) Telecoms
2 31 (21.99%) 3G
3 30 (21.28%) Java
3 30 (21.28%) Validation
3 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (19.15%) Selenium
6 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
6 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (17.02%) C#
7 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
8 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
9 20 (14.18%) SQL
10 18 (12.77%) 4G
11 17 (12.06%) HP
11 17 (12.06%) LTE
11 17 (12.06%) QA
12 16 (11.35%) Test Scripting
12 16 (11.35%) Regression Testing
13 14 (9.93%) .NET
13 14 (9.93%) Linux
14 13 (9.22%) SQL Server
14 13 (9.22%) Diameter Protocol
15 12 (8.51%) VoLTE
15 12 (8.51%) SoapUI
15 12 (8.51%) SOAP
16 11 (7.80%) GSM
16 11 (7.80%) SMS
16 11 (7.80%) Test Strategy
16 11 (7.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.13%) JBoss
4 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Office 365
2 4 (2.84%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.99%) 3G
2 18 (12.77%) 4G
3 17 (12.06%) LTE
4 13 (9.22%) Diameter Protocol
5 12 (8.51%) VoLTE
6 11 (7.80%) GSM
6 11 (7.80%) SMS
7 10 (7.09%) VoIP
7 10 (7.09%) SS7
8 9 (6.38%) Wireless
8 9 (6.38%) Wireshark
8 9 (6.38%) SIGTRAN
9 8 (5.67%) 2G
9 8 (5.67%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (5.67%) MVNO
10 7 (4.96%) UMTS
10 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
11 6 (4.26%) ISUP
11 6 (4.26%) INAP
12 5 (3.55%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) DB2
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (19.15%) Selenium
2 12 (8.51%) SoapUI
3 9 (6.38%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.67%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.26%) TestComplete
5 6 (4.26%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.55%) TestNG
6 5 (3.55%) JIRA
6 5 (3.55%) eggPlant
7 4 (2.84%) Subversion
8 3 (2.13%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.42%) StarTeam
9 2 (1.42%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.71%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.71%) JMeter
10 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
General
1 37 (26.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Finance
3 8 (5.67%) Electronics
4 7 (4.96%) Retail
5 6 (4.26%) Military
6 4 (2.84%) Games
7 3 (2.13%) Billing
7 3 (2.13%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.71%) Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) .NET
2 12 (8.51%) SOAP
3 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.67%) HTML
4 7 (4.96%) XML
5 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.13%) XML Messaging
6 3 (2.13%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.42%) Web Services
7 2 (1.42%) WPF
8 1 (0.71%) Flash
8 1 (0.71%) Qt
8 1 (0.71%) RESTful
8 1 (0.71%) HTML5
8 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.71%) JSON
8 1 (0.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) STB
3 4 (2.84%) AS400
3 4 (2.84%) iSeries
4 3 (2.13%) PKI
4 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.13%) DTV
5 2 (1.42%) IPTV
5 2 (1.42%) Statistics
5 2 (1.42%) MPEG
5 2 (1.42%) Handset
5 2 (1.42%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.42%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.93%) Linux
2 9 (6.38%) Windows
3 7 (4.96%) UNIX
4 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.26%) Android
5 4 (2.84%) VMS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Validation
2 26 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (17.02%) Test Automation
4 16 (11.35%) Test Scripting
4 16 (11.35%) Regression Testing
5 11 (7.80%) Test Strategy
6 9 (6.38%) Manual Testing
6 9 (6.38%) System Testing
6 9 (6.38%) Automated Testing
7 7 (4.96%) Scrum
7 7 (4.96%) Requirements Management
7 7 (4.96%) Software Testing
7 7 (4.96%) Migration
7 7 (4.96%) E-Commerce
7 7 (4.96%) Integration Testing
7 7 (4.96%) Test Management
8 6 (4.26%) Test Planning
8 6 (4.26%) Network Architecture
8 6 (4.26%) TDD
8 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.28%) Java
2 24 (17.02%) C#
3 20 (14.18%) SQL
4 7 (4.96%) C
5 5 (3.55%) Python
5 5 (3.55%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) VBScript
6 3 (2.13%) Ruby
6 3 (2.13%) C++
7 2 (1.42%) VBA
7 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) VB
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) Degree
4 4 (2.84%) CCNP
4 4 (2.84%) ISEB
4 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.13%) HND
5 3 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) HNC
6 2 (1.42%) CCNA
6 2 (1.42%) CCA
7 1 (0.71%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.71%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Firmware
2 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.42%) Netcool
2 2 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.71%) Iperf
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) HP
3 11 (7.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (3.55%) VMware
4 5 (3.55%) Oracle
4 5 (3.55%) IBM
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco
5 4 (2.84%) Endeca
5 4 (2.84%) Google
5 4 (2.84%) Coremetrics
6 3 (2.13%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.13%) Nokia
7 2 (1.42%) Siemens
7 2 (1.42%) Apple
7 2 (1.42%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.42%) EMC
7 2 (1.42%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.42%) Adobe
8 1 (0.71%) Telerik
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