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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 183 148 168
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 77 88 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 1.04% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.12% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 67 42
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£275 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £168 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 15
Average hourly rate £33.75 £29.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -20.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £19.00 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-8.39% -4.37%
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
8905 7847 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.92% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5015 4199 4068
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 488 616
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 42 £275 +40.12% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £300 -14.28%
Hampshire -32 8 £175 -39.65% 5
Middlesex - 7 £280 -
Surrey -13 6 £350 -2.77% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 52 (33.55%) Telecoms
2 32 (20.65%) 3G
3 31 (20.00%) SQL
3 31 (20.00%) LTE
4 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (18.71%) Windows
5 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (17.42%) UNIX
7 26 (16.77%) Java
7 26 (16.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 24 (15.48%) VoLTE
8 24 (15.48%) C#
8 24 (15.48%) ISEB
9 23 (14.84%) QA
10 22 (14.19%) Degree
10 22 (14.19%) HP
11 21 (13.55%) Linux
11 21 (13.55%) Test Scripting
11 21 (13.55%) Security Cleared
12 20 (12.90%) Validation
13 19 (12.26%) Software Testing
14 18 (11.61%) .NET
14 18 (11.61%) Cisco
15 16 (10.32%) Python
15 16 (10.32%) ISTQB
16 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
16 15 (9.68%) Finance
16 15 (9.68%) 4G
17 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
17 13 (8.39%) Radio Access Network

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (1.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) MS Office
2 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) SaaS
1 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.65%) 3G
2 31 (20.00%) LTE
3 24 (15.48%) VoLTE
4 15 (9.68%) 4G
5 13 (8.39%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (6.45%) SAN
6 10 (6.45%) UMTS
7 9 (5.81%) INAP
8 8 (5.16%) ISUP
9 7 (4.52%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.52%) 3GPP
9 7 (4.52%) GSM
10 6 (3.87%) LDAP
10 6 (3.87%) GPRS
10 6 (3.87%) Internet
10 6 (3.87%) NAS
11 5 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (3.23%) IP Telephony
11 5 (3.23%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.23%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.10%) Selenium
3 10 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.52%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.23%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.94%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.29%) Toad
7 2 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.65%) FishEye
8 1 (0.65%) Automake
8 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
General
1 52 (33.55%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.68%) Finance
3 6 (3.87%) Electronics
4 5 (3.23%) Automotive
4 5 (3.23%) Military
5 4 (2.58%) Billing
6 3 (1.94%) Marketing
6 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.61%) .NET
2 10 (6.45%) Web Services
3 9 (5.81%) XML
4 8 (5.16%) SOAP
5 7 (4.52%) WCF
6 5 (3.23%) REST
7 4 (2.58%) WPF
7 4 (2.58%) WAP
7 4 (2.58%) WML
8 2 (1.29%) HTML
9 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.65%) JSP
9 1 (0.65%) WinForms
9 1 (0.65%) Ajax
9 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.23%) Handset
4 4 (2.58%) Smart Meter
4 4 (2.58%) DTV
4 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.58%) User Experience
5 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.94%) Replication
5 3 (1.94%) Clustering
5 3 (1.94%) HACMP
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) IPTV
6 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) Open Source
7 1 (0.65%) Telematics
7 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.65%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.71%) Windows
2 27 (17.42%) UNIX
3 21 (13.55%) Linux
4 6 (3.87%) VMS
5 5 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.58%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.94%) NetWare
7 3 (1.94%) AIX
7 3 (1.94%) HPUX
7 3 (1.94%) Solaris
8 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.29%) Android
8 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.55%) Test Scripting
3 20 (12.90%) Validation
4 19 (12.26%) Software Testing
5 13 (8.39%) Scrum
5 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
6 12 (7.74%) Test Automation
6 12 (7.74%) Performance Testing
7 11 (7.10%) Software Engineering
8 10 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 8 (5.16%) Regression Testing
10 6 (3.87%) UML
10 6 (3.87%) Waterfall
11 5 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.23%) Manual Testing
11 5 (3.23%) System Testing
11 5 (3.23%) Coaching
11 5 (3.23%) Project Management
11 5 (3.23%) Integration Testing
12 4 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) SQL
2 26 (16.77%) Java
3 24 (15.48%) C#
4 16 (10.32%) Python
5 13 (8.39%) C++
6 10 (6.45%) C
7 9 (5.81%) Perl
8 5 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.23%) VBScript
8 5 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.58%) Ruby
9 4 (2.58%) Korn
9 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.94%) VB
11 2 (1.29%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (15.48%) ISEB
2 22 (14.19%) Degree
3 21 (13.55%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.32%) ISTQB
5 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.58%) CCNP
9 3 (1.94%) CCIE
10 1 (0.65%) CCIP
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) CCA
10 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.84%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (1.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.94%) GPFS
2 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.65%) vSphere
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 22 (14.19%) HP
3 18 (11.61%) Cisco
4 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.45%) VMware
6 9 (5.81%) Oracle
7 8 (5.16%) IBM
8 7 (4.52%) EMC
8 7 (4.52%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.23%) SAP
10 4 (2.58%) Nokia
10 4 (2.58%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.94%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.94%) Veritas
11 3 (1.94%) ESRI
11 3 (1.94%) Hitachi
11 3 (1.94%) Compaq
11 3 (1.94%) Juniper
11 3 (1.94%) Symbian
12 2 (1.29%) Agilent
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