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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 206 144 154
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 58 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.13% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 62 44
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£305 £321 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £166 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £420 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 14
Average hourly rate £41.50 £33.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% -8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £19.70 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £46.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -
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
8988 7868 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.50% 92.62% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4977 4209 3925
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 £215 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 475 638
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £36.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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 -3 33 £293 +74.62% 8
Surrey -21 6 £350 -2.77% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £175 -35.77% 1
Hampshire -45 5 £381 +29.78% 2
Middlesex - 5 £305 -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 48 (33.10%) Telecoms
2 37 (25.52%) 3G
3 29 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (19.31%) Java
4 28 (19.31%) SQL
4 28 (19.31%) LTE
5 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (17.93%) Windows
7 23 (15.86%) UNIX
7 23 (15.86%) Degree
8 22 (15.17%) C#
9 21 (14.48%) HP
9 21 (14.48%) ISEB
9 21 (14.48%) Test Scripting
9 21 (14.48%) VoLTE
10 20 (13.79%) Security Cleared
11 19 (13.10%) QA
11 19 (13.10%) Linux
11 19 (13.10%) 4G
12 18 (12.41%) Radio Access Network
12 18 (12.41%) Software Testing
13 17 (11.72%) Validation
14 16 (11.03%) .NET
15 15 (10.34%) Finance
15 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
16 14 (9.66%) Python
17 13 (8.97%) ISTQB
17 13 (8.97%) Test Strategy
17 13 (8.97%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (2.07%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Office
2 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.52%) 3G
2 28 (19.31%) LTE
3 21 (14.48%) VoLTE
4 19 (13.10%) 4G
5 18 (12.41%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (6.90%) UMTS
7 9 (6.21%) SAN
7 9 (6.21%) SGSN
7 9 (6.21%) INAP
8 8 (5.52%) RANAP
8 8 (5.52%) ISUP
9 7 (4.83%) 3GPP
9 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.14%) LDAP
10 6 (4.14%) GPRS
10 6 (4.14%) GSM
10 6 (4.14%) Internet
10 6 (4.14%) NAS
11 5 (3.45%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.59%) Selenium
1 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.14%) LoadRunner
4 5 (3.45%) JIRA
5 4 (2.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.76%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.07%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.38%) Toad
7 2 (1.38%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.69%) FishEye
8 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.69%) JUnit
8 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 48 (33.10%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 6 (4.14%) Electronics
3 6 (4.14%) Automotive
4 4 (2.76%) Military
4 4 (2.76%) Billing
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.03%) .NET
2 7 (4.83%) Web Services
2 7 (4.83%) XML
3 6 (4.14%) SOAP
4 5 (3.45%) WCF
5 4 (2.76%) WAP
5 4 (2.76%) WML
6 3 (2.07%) REST
7 2 (1.38%) WPF
7 2 (1.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.69%) JSP
8 1 (0.69%) WinForms
8 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.45%) Handset
5 4 (2.76%) User Experience
5 4 (2.76%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.07%) Replication
6 3 (2.07%) Clustering
6 3 (2.07%) HACMP
6 3 (2.07%) DTV
6 3 (2.07%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.38%) IPTV
7 2 (1.38%) Telematics
7 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.69%) ASIC
8 1 (0.69%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Windows
2 23 (15.86%) UNIX
3 19 (13.10%) Linux
4 6 (4.14%) VMS
5 5 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.76%) Windows NT
7 3 (2.07%) NetWare
7 3 (2.07%) AIX
7 3 (2.07%) HPUX
7 3 (2.07%) Solaris
8 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.38%) Android
8 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.69%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.48%) Test Scripting
3 18 (12.41%) Software Testing
4 17 (11.72%) Validation
5 13 (8.97%) Test Strategy
6 12 (8.28%) Test Automation
7 11 (7.59%) Scrum
7 11 (7.59%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 9 (6.21%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.52%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.83%) System Testing
12 6 (4.14%) Performance Management
12 6 (4.14%) UML
13 5 (3.45%) Project Management
13 5 (3.45%) Integration Testing
13 5 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.45%) Waterfall
13 5 (3.45%) Coaching
14 4 (2.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) Java
1 28 (19.31%) SQL
2 22 (15.17%) C#
3 14 (9.66%) Python
4 10 (6.90%) C++
5 9 (6.21%) C
6 7 (4.83%) Perl
7 5 (3.45%) VBScript
8 4 (2.76%) Ruby
8 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.07%) Korn
9 3 (2.07%) VB
9 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.38%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) Degree
2 21 (14.48%) ISEB
3 20 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 13 (8.97%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.38%) CCIE
9 1 (0.69%) CCNP
9 1 (0.69%) CCNA
9 1 (0.69%) CCA
9 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.07%) GPFS
2 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 21 (14.48%) HP
3 12 (8.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.59%) Cisco
5 9 (6.21%) VMware
6 7 (4.83%) IBM
6 7 (4.83%) Oracle
6 7 (4.83%) EMC
6 7 (4.83%) TIBCO
7 5 (3.45%) SAP
8 4 (2.76%) Nokia
9 3 (2.07%) Veritas
9 3 (2.07%) Hitachi
9 3 (2.07%) Symbian
9 3 (2.07%) Compaq
9 3 (2.07%) ESRI
10 1 (0.69%) Agilent
10 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.69%) Seapine
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix