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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 184 167 127
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 54 68 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.82% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.89% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 22
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£331 £270 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £157 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £270 £284
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 17
Average hourly rate £46.08 £42.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% +26.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £39.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.22 £131.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -28.35%
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
8534 7613 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.48% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 3962 3299
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 449 609
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 +7 35 £313 +21.35% 7
Hampshire -23 14 £375 +38.88% 4
Surrey -11 3 £331 +12.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - - 2
East Sussex -11 1 £320 -1.53% 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (37.10%) Telecoms
2 35 (28.23%) 3G
3 32 (25.81%) Validation
4 27 (21.77%) LTE
5 26 (20.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 25 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (18.55%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (16.94%) VoLTE
9 19 (15.32%) ISEB
9 19 (15.32%) SQL
10 18 (14.52%) UNIX
10 18 (14.52%) Degree
10 18 (14.52%) Test Strategy
10 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
11 17 (13.71%) Windows
11 17 (13.71%) Cisco
12 16 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (12.10%) Java
13 15 (12.10%) 4G
14 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
14 14 (11.29%) Linux
15 13 (10.48%) .NET
15 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.48%) Automated Testing
16 12 (9.68%) QA
16 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
16 12 (9.68%) Python
16 12 (9.68%) C#
17 11 (8.87%) CCNP
17 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (2.42%) IIS
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.23%) 3G
2 27 (21.77%) LTE
3 21 (16.94%) VoLTE
4 15 (12.10%) 4G
5 10 (8.06%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (6.45%) SGSN
7 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.65%) Wireshark
8 6 (4.84%) RANAP
8 6 (4.84%) ISUP
8 6 (4.84%) INAP
8 6 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (4.84%) LDAP
9 5 (4.03%) UMTS
10 4 (3.23%) NAS
10 4 (3.23%) SAN
10 4 (3.23%) 3GPP
11 3 (2.42%) ATM
11 3 (2.42%) Wireless
12 2 (1.61%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (8.87%) Selenium
2 6 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.03%) JIRA
4 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.61%) Subversion
5 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.61%) MSTest
5 2 (1.61%) Hudson
5 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Toad
6 1 (0.81%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.81%) TestNG
General
1 46 (37.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.23%) Finance
3 3 (2.42%) Automotive
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Back Office
5 1 (0.81%) Military
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) HTML
2 5 (4.03%) WCF
3 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.23%) JSP
3 4 (3.23%) Web Services
4 3 (2.42%) XML
4 3 (2.42%) SOAP
4 3 (2.42%) REST
5 2 (1.61%) WPF
5 2 (1.61%) WinForms
6 1 (0.81%) XSLT
6 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.65%) Replication
2 7 (5.65%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.23%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Handset
4 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) IPTV
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) ASIC
6 1 (0.81%) EFT
6 1 (0.81%) Telematics
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) UNIX
2 17 (13.71%) Windows
3 14 (11.29%) Linux
4 6 (4.84%) VMS
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) Android
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.61%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.81%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.81%) openSUSE
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.81%) Validation
2 25 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.52%) Test Strategy
3 18 (14.52%) Test Scripting
4 13 (10.48%) Automated Testing
5 10 (8.06%) System Testing
6 9 (7.26%) Software Testing
7 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.45%) Scrum
8 7 (5.65%) TDD
8 7 (5.65%) Test Planning
9 6 (4.84%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.03%) Manual Testing
10 5 (4.03%) BDD
11 4 (3.23%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.23%) Test Management
11 4 (3.23%) Migration
12 3 (2.42%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.32%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) Java
3 12 (9.68%) Python
3 12 (9.68%) C#
4 6 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.42%) VBScript
5 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby
6 2 (1.61%) AppleScript
6 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.61%) C
6 2 (1.61%) C++
6 2 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
7 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (15.32%) ISEB
2 18 (14.52%) Degree
3 16 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.87%) CCNP
6 11 (8.87%) ISTQB
7 9 (7.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (6.45%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.42%) MCITP
10 2 (1.61%) CCIE
11 1 (0.81%) HNC
11 1 (0.81%) HND
11 1 (0.81%) CCNA
11 1 (0.81%) CCA
11 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (20.97%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 17 (13.71%) Cisco
3 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.06%) Juniper
4 10 (8.06%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.65%) HP
5 7 (5.65%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.84%) Oracle
7 5 (4.03%) VMware
8 4 (3.23%) EMC
9 3 (2.42%) Nokia
10 2 (1.61%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.61%) F5
10 2 (1.61%) McAfee
10 2 (1.61%) IBM
10 2 (1.61%) SAP
11 1 (0.81%) Symbian
11 1 (0.81%) Citrix
11 1 (0.81%) Seapine
11 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago