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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 160 156 181
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 95 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.02% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 16
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£265 £316 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% +8.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £29.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.44 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -16.66%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
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 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Berkshire +18 52 £175 - 1
Hampshire +3 23 £300 -7.69% 2
Surrey -7 8 £245 -30.00% 4
East Sussex -8 5 - - 3
Middlesex +3 3 £235 -14.54%
Oxfordshire -22 2 £265 +32.50% 3
West Sussex - 1 £340 - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (35.63%) Telecoms
2 45 (28.13%) Validation
3 43 (26.88%) 3G
4 32 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 27 (16.88%) LTE
6 27 (16.88%) 4G
7 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
8 25 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (14.38%) Java
9 23 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (13.75%) Test Strategy
11 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
12 19 (11.88%) Test Scripting
12 19 (11.88%) SQL
12 19 (11.88%) Linux
13 18 (11.25%) C#
13 18 (11.25%) Cisco
13 18 (11.25%) Selenium
13 18 (11.25%) VoLTE
14 17 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (10.00%) GSM
16 15 (9.38%) UNIX
16 15 (9.38%) .NET
16 15 (9.38%) HP
17 14 (8.75%) ISEB
17 14 (8.75%) CCNP
17 14 (8.75%) Software Engineering
17 14 (8.75%) Software Testing
17 14 (8.75%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.50%) JBoss
4 3 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.63%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (26.88%) 3G
2 27 (16.88%) LTE
2 27 (16.88%) 4G
3 18 (11.25%) VoLTE
4 16 (10.00%) GSM
5 14 (8.75%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (7.50%) Wireshark
7 11 (6.88%) SIGTRAN
7 11 (6.88%) Wireless
7 11 (6.88%) SS7
7 11 (6.88%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.88%) VoIP
8 10 (6.25%) 2G
9 9 (5.63%) SMS
10 8 (5.00%) MVNO
11 7 (4.38%) INAP
11 7 (4.38%) UMTS
12 6 (3.75%) LDAP
12 6 (3.75%) ISUP
13 5 (3.13%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (11.25%) Selenium
2 7 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.13%) Subversion
4 5 (3.13%) JIRA
4 5 (3.13%) eggPlant
5 4 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.50%) TestComplete
5 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.88%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.88%) TestNG
6 3 (1.88%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.25%) MSTest
7 2 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.25%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
General
1 57 (35.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.13%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Military
3 4 (2.50%) Retail
3 4 (2.50%) Billing
3 4 (2.50%) Electronics
4 3 (1.88%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.88%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.38%) .NET
2 9 (5.63%) HTML
2 9 (5.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.13%) XML
4 4 (2.50%) JSP
4 4 (2.50%) SOAP
5 3 (1.88%) WPF
5 3 (1.88%) Silverlight
6 2 (1.25%) HTML5
6 2 (1.25%) XSL
6 2 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.25%) JSON
6 2 (1.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (1.25%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.63%) WinForms
7 1 (0.63%) WCF
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) XSLT
7 1 (0.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.25%) Replication
3 5 (3.13%) STB
4 4 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.50%) PKI
4 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.88%) IPTV
5 3 (1.88%) MPEG
5 3 (1.88%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.25%) iSeries
6 2 (1.25%) DTV
6 2 (1.25%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.25%) AS400
6 2 (1.25%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.25%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) SCADA
7 1 (0.63%) PDA
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.88%) Linux
2 15 (9.38%) UNIX
3 13 (8.13%) Windows
4 8 (5.00%) Android
5 6 (3.75%) VMS
6 5 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.88%) AIX
9 2 (1.25%) CentOS
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.13%) Validation
2 23 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.75%) Test Strategy
4 21 (13.13%) Test Automation
5 19 (11.88%) Test Scripting
6 14 (8.75%) Software Engineering
6 14 (8.75%) Software Testing
6 14 (8.75%) Test Planning
7 12 (7.50%) System Testing
8 10 (6.25%) Migration
9 9 (5.63%) TDD
9 9 (5.63%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.63%) Test Management
9 9 (5.63%) Automation Testing
10 8 (5.00%) Network Architecture
10 8 (5.00%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.00%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.75%) Manual Testing
11 6 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.38%) Java
2 19 (11.88%) SQL
3 18 (11.25%) C#
4 12 (7.50%) Python
5 7 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.75%) C
7 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.50%) Ruby
8 3 (1.88%) C++
8 3 (1.88%) Perl
9 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.25%) VBA
9 2 (1.25%) VBScript
10 1 (0.63%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.63%) VB
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 32 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (8.75%) ISEB
4 14 (8.75%) CCNP
5 12 (7.50%) Degree
6 9 (5.63%) ISTQB
6 9 (5.63%) JNCIS
6 9 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.50%) MCITP
8 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.25%) HNC
9 2 (1.25%) HND
9 2 (1.25%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) CCA
10 1 (0.63%) MCTS
10 1 (0.63%) MCSE
10 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.63%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) NFS
5 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.88%) Netcool
4 2 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.63%) Iperf
5 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.25%) Cisco
3 15 (9.38%) HP
4 13 (8.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 11 (6.88%) Juniper
7 9 (5.63%) VMware
8 4 (2.50%) Oracle
8 4 (2.50%) IBM
8 4 (2.50%) Nokia
8 4 (2.50%) Siemens
8 4 (2.50%) McAfee
9 3 (1.88%) Ericsson
9 3 (1.88%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.88%) Veritas
10 2 (1.25%) F5
10 2 (1.25%) Tektronix
10 2 (1.25%) Apple
10 2 (1.25%) Adobe
10 2 (1.25%) Citrix
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