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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 209 156 139
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 54 89 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 1.04% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.13% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 59 32
Average daily rate
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£320 £266 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.18% +0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £163 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £364 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.62% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £46.04 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.32% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.21 £26.30 £19.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.21 £48.79 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £34.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-16.17% +1.49%
Test Engineer
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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
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 0 34 £293 +72.05% 9
Hampshire -25 11 £381 +41.20%
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £175 -19.54%
Surrey -21 3 £240 -32.15% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 38 (27.54%) 3G
3 30 (21.74%) LTE
3 30 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 29 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (18.84%) SQL
7 25 (18.12%) UNIX
7 25 (18.12%) Validation
8 24 (17.39%) Java
8 24 (17.39%) Windows
8 24 (17.39%) VoLTE
9 22 (15.94%) Degree
10 21 (15.22%) ISEB
11 20 (14.49%) Test Scripting
12 19 (13.77%) Linux
12 19 (13.77%) QA
12 19 (13.77%) 4G
13 18 (13.04%) C#
13 18 (13.04%) .NET
14 16 (11.59%) HP
15 15 (10.87%) Cisco
16 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
16 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
16 14 (10.14%) Test Strategy
16 14 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
17 13 (9.42%) Python
17 13 (9.42%) Selenium
17 13 (9.42%) Test Automation
18 12 (8.70%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (2.17%) IIS
2 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Office
2 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (27.54%) 3G
2 30 (21.74%) LTE
3 24 (17.39%) VoLTE
4 19 (13.77%) 4G
5 14 (10.14%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (6.52%) SAN
6 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.80%) 3GPP
7 8 (5.80%) SGSN
8 7 (5.07%) INAP
8 7 (5.07%) UMTS
9 6 (4.35%) LDAP
9 6 (4.35%) ISUP
9 6 (4.35%) RANAP
9 6 (4.35%) NAS
10 5 (3.62%) Wireshark
10 5 (3.62%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.62%) GSM
11 4 (2.90%) Wireless
11 4 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Selenium
2 11 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.62%) JIRA
4 5 (3.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.62%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.45%) Hudson
6 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.45%) Toad
7 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.72%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.72%) Subversion
7 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.72%) WATIR
7 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.72%) TestNG
General
1 46 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.07%) Finance
3 6 (4.35%) Automotive
4 4 (2.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.45%) Back Office
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Military
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.04%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) Web Services
3 6 (4.35%) SOAP
4 5 (3.62%) WCF
4 5 (3.62%) XML
5 4 (2.90%) HTML
6 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.17%) JSP
6 3 (2.17%) REST
7 2 (1.45%) WPF
7 2 (1.45%) WML
7 2 (1.45%) WAP
8 1 (0.72%) WinForms
8 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.07%) Replication
3 5 (3.62%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.62%) User Experience
4 3 (2.17%) Clustering
4 3 (2.17%) Handset
4 3 (2.17%) HACMP
4 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.45%) DTV
5 2 (1.45%) IPTV
5 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.45%) Telematics
5 2 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.72%) EFT
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.12%) UNIX
2 24 (17.39%) Windows
3 19 (13.77%) Linux
4 6 (4.35%) VMS
5 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.90%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.17%) NetWare
7 3 (2.17%) AIX
7 3 (2.17%) HPUX
7 3 (2.17%) Solaris
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.72%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.12%) Validation
3 20 (14.49%) Test Scripting
4 14 (10.14%) Test Strategy
5 13 (9.42%) Test Automation
6 12 (8.70%) Scrum
7 9 (6.52%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.52%) Software Testing
8 8 (5.80%) System Testing
9 7 (5.07%) Test Planning
9 7 (5.07%) Automated Testing
10 6 (4.35%) Regression Testing
10 6 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (4.35%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.35%) Performance Testing
10 6 (4.35%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.62%) Coaching
12 4 (2.90%) Waterfall
12 4 (2.90%) BDD
12 4 (2.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.84%) SQL
2 24 (17.39%) Java
3 18 (13.04%) C#
4 13 (9.42%) Python
5 8 (5.80%) C
6 7 (5.07%) C++
6 7 (5.07%) Perl
7 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.62%) VBScript
7 5 (3.62%) Ruby
8 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.17%) Korn
10 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.45%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 22 (15.94%) Degree
2 21 (15.22%) ISEB
3 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.97%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.25%) ISTQB
6 7 (5.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.62%) CCNP
8 3 (2.17%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.45%) MCITP
9 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.45%) CCIE
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CCA
10 1 (0.72%) HNC
10 1 (0.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.77%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) DO-160
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.17%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.17%) GPFS
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (21.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 16 (11.59%) HP
3 15 (10.87%) Cisco
4 14 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.52%) VMware
6 8 (5.80%) Oracle
7 7 (5.07%) EMC
7 7 (5.07%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.62%) IBM
9 4 (2.90%) SAP
9 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.90%) Juniper
10 3 (2.17%) Hitachi
10 3 (2.17%) Nokia
10 3 (2.17%) Veritas
10 3 (2.17%) Compaq
10 3 (2.17%) ESRI
11 2 (1.45%) Symbian
11 2 (1.45%) McAfee
12 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
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