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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 195 156 199
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 45 98 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 1.17% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.25% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 59 29
Median daily rate £375 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £46.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -13.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +25.00%

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
6677 7869 8681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.32% 94.23% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3859 4632 4696
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 416 419
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +12 16 £268 -23.57% 11
Berkshire -12 9 - - 4
West Sussex +6 8 £350 -3.44% 3
Surrey +26 7 £420 -1.17% 2
Oxfordshire -18 3 £338 -32.50% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 1 - - 3
Kent - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.59%) Selenium
3 34 (28.81%) QA
4 32 (27.12%) Test Automation
5 30 (25.42%) Java
6 29 (24.58%) Cucumber
7 26 (22.03%) TDD
8 24 (20.34%) BDD
9 23 (19.49%) WebDriver
10 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
10 22 (18.64%) Test Scripting
10 22 (18.64%) Automated Testing
11 20 (16.95%) Jenkins
12 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (14.41%) JIRA
13 17 (14.41%) Test Strategy
14 15 (12.71%) SpecFlow
14 15 (12.71%) Automation Testing
15 14 (11.86%) System Integration Testing
16 13 (11.02%) C#
16 13 (11.02%) SQL
16 13 (11.02%) Software Testing
17 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
17 12 (10.17%) Linux
17 12 (10.17%) Python
17 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
18 11 (9.32%) Validation
18 11 (9.32%) Defect Tracking
18 11 (9.32%) User Stories
19 10 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery

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 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) JBoss
3 3 (2.54%) Confluence
3 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) PaaS
2 5 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.39%) SaaS
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) LTE
2 7 (5.93%) VoLTE
3 6 (5.08%) 3G
3 6 (5.08%) 4G
3 6 (5.08%) Bluetooth
3 6 (5.08%) NFC
3 6 (5.08%) RFID
3 6 (5.08%) WLAN
4 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.54%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.69%) UMTS
5 2 (1.69%) VLAN
5 2 (1.69%) VoIP
5 2 (1.69%) VoWiFi
5 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.69%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.85%) GPRS
6 1 (0.85%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.69%) MySQL
3 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.85%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (35.59%) Selenium
2 29 (24.58%) Cucumber
3 23 (19.49%) WebDriver
4 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
5 20 (16.95%) Jenkins
6 17 (14.41%) JIRA
7 15 (12.71%) SpecFlow
8 10 (8.47%) NUnit
9 8 (6.78%) JUnit
10 7 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (5.08%) RSpec
12 5 (4.24%) Gradle
12 5 (4.24%) MSBuild
12 5 (4.24%) MSTest
12 5 (4.24%) TeamCity
13 4 (3.39%) LabVIEW
13 4 (3.39%) Protractor
13 4 (3.39%) SoapUI
13 4 (3.39%) Subversion
14 3 (2.54%) FitNesse
General
1 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.78%) Games
3 6 (5.08%) Finance
4 4 (3.39%) Publishing
5 3 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Avionics
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Billing
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) XML
2 9 (7.63%) AngularJS
2 9 (7.63%) Gherkin
3 8 (6.78%) Node.js
3 8 (6.78%) RESTful
3 8 (6.78%) SOAP
4 6 (5.08%) JSON
5 3 (2.54%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.54%) CSS
5 3 (2.54%) HTML
6 2 (1.69%) Web Services
7 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.85%) HEVC
7 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.85%) Middleware
7 1 (0.85%) PlayReady
7 1 (0.85%) Spring
7 1 (0.85%) WAP
7 1 (0.85%) Widevine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.93%) Smart Meter
2 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.54%) IVR
5 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.85%) IPTV
6 1 (0.85%) MPEG
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) Linux
2 8 (6.78%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) Unix
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.69%) Android
5 2 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.12%) Test Automation
3 26 (22.03%) TDD
4 24 (20.34%) BDD
5 22 (18.64%) Automated Testing
5 22 (18.64%) Test Scripting
6 19 (16.10%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (14.41%) Test Strategy
8 15 (12.71%) Automation Testing
9 14 (11.86%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (11.02%) Software Testing
11 12 (10.17%) Integration Testing
12 11 (9.32%) Defect Tracking
12 11 (9.32%) User Stories
12 11 (9.32%) Validation
13 10 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.47%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
14 8 (6.78%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.42%) Java
2 13 (11.02%) C#
2 13 (11.02%) SQL
3 12 (10.17%) Python
4 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.63%) Scala
6 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.24%) Ruby
7 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.39%) PHP
9 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.69%) C
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) ES6
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (8.47%) ISTQB
2 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) ISEB
4 4 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.81%) QA
2 9 (7.63%) SDET
3 6 (5.08%) WCAG
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.08%) Puppet
3 5 (4.24%) Ansible
4 4 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.85%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) HP
3 5 (4.24%) Perforce
4 3 (2.54%) IBM
5 2 (1.69%) Avaya
5 2 (1.69%) Oracle
5 2 (1.69%) Telelogic
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) BT
6 1 (0.85%) CA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) F5
6 1 (0.85%) Nagra
6 1 (0.85%) Nokia
6 1 (0.85%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (0.85%) Remedy
6 1 (0.85%) Splunk
6 1 (0.85%) Tektronix
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
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