The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 185 200 164
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 85 66 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.69% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 38
Median daily rate £333 £275 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £187 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £312
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.14 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +3.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.31% +1.66%
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
8397 9052 8442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.36% 94.71% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 5287 4554
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 426 428
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 July 2016.

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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 23 £300 -0.41% 5
Berkshire -3 23 £338 +32.35% 9
East Sussex +25 15 £350 - 2
Surrey +1 11 £370 -7.50% 9
West Sussex +3 7 £315 -7.35%
Oxfordshire +10 4 £473 - 2
Middlesex -1 3 £400 +68.42% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (21.85%) Test Automation
2 31 (20.53%) Linux
3 30 (19.87%) ISTQB
4 29 (19.21%) QA
5 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (17.88%) JIRA
7 24 (15.89%) SQL
8 22 (14.57%) C#
8 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
9 21 (13.91%) Selenium
9 21 (13.91%) Java
9 21 (13.91%) Windows
9 21 (13.91%) LTE
10 20 (13.25%) Smart Meter
10 20 (13.25%) Software Testing
11 18 (11.92%) .NET
11 18 (11.92%) Degree
12 17 (11.26%) Test Scripting
12 17 (11.26%) Unix
12 17 (11.26%) 3G
12 17 (11.26%) ISEB
12 17 (11.26%) Validation
13 16 (10.60%) WLAN
13 16 (10.60%) Integration Testing
14 15 (9.93%) Scrum
14 15 (9.93%) User Stories
15 14 (9.27%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (9.27%) Automated Testing
15 14 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (9.27%) V-Model

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.30%) Confluence
2 6 (3.97%) IIS
2 6 (3.97%) JBoss
3 3 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.99%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) MS Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.64%) PaaS
2 5 (3.31%) SaaS
3 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.91%) LTE
2 17 (11.26%) 3G
3 16 (10.60%) WLAN
4 11 (7.28%) VLAN
5 10 (6.62%) 4G
6 9 (5.96%) 2G
7 7 (4.64%) Bluetooth
7 7 (4.64%) NFC
7 7 (4.64%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.64%) Value-Added Service
8 6 (3.97%) SNMP
8 6 (3.97%) ZigBee
9 5 (3.31%) MVNO
10 4 (2.65%) 5G
10 4 (2.65%) Firewall
10 4 (2.65%) SMS
11 3 (1.99%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (1.99%) PuTTY
11 3 (1.99%) VoLTE
12 2 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (17.88%) JIRA
2 21 (13.91%) Selenium
3 13 (8.61%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.96%) WebDriver
6 7 (4.64%) Gradle
6 7 (4.64%) JUnit
7 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.97%) Jasmine
7 6 (3.97%) JMeter
7 6 (3.97%) LabVIEW
7 6 (3.97%) Maven
7 6 (3.97%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.31%) Ant
8 5 (3.31%) Hudson
8 5 (3.31%) jMock
8 5 (3.31%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (2.65%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (8.61%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Retail
3 10 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.30%) Banking
4 8 (5.30%) Electronics
5 4 (2.65%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.92%) .NET
2 14 (9.27%) ASP.NET
3 11 (7.28%) Web Services
4 10 (6.62%) REST
5 8 (5.30%) XML
6 6 (3.97%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.97%) HTML
6 6 (3.97%) Node.js
7 5 (3.31%) Ajax
7 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.31%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.31%) HTML5
7 5 (3.31%) Java EE
7 5 (3.31%) JMS
7 5 (3.31%) jQuery
7 5 (3.31%) Spring
7 5 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.65%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.65%) Middleware
9 3 (1.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.25%) Smart Meter
2 9 (5.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.65%) Clustering
5 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.65%) SCADA
6 3 (1.99%) IPTV
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.99%) Smart Energy
6 3 (1.99%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.32%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.32%) Handset
7 2 (1.32%) MPEG
7 2 (1.32%) STB
7 2 (1.32%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.53%) Linux
2 21 (13.91%) Windows
3 17 (11.26%) Unix
4 6 (3.97%) Android
5 5 (3.31%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.32%) AIX
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.66%) VMS
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.85%) Test Automation
2 28 (18.54%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
4 20 (13.25%) Software Testing
5 17 (11.26%) Test Scripting
5 17 (11.26%) Validation
6 16 (10.60%) Integration Testing
7 15 (9.93%) Scrum
7 15 (9.93%) User Stories
8 14 (9.27%) Automated Testing
8 14 (9.27%) System Integration Testing
8 14 (9.27%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (9.27%) V-Model
9 13 (8.61%) Functional Testing
9 13 (8.61%) Performance Testing
9 13 (8.61%) Regression Testing
9 13 (8.61%) Waterfall
10 12 (7.95%) TDD
10 12 (7.95%) Test Strategy
11 11 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.89%) SQL
2 22 (14.57%) C#
3 21 (13.91%) Java
4 12 (7.95%) Python
5 10 (6.62%) C
6 8 (5.30%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.64%) Ruby
8 6 (3.97%) C++
8 6 (3.97%) Perl
8 6 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.31%) Groovy
10 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.99%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (19.87%) ISTQB
2 18 (11.92%) Degree
3 17 (11.26%) ISEB
4 12 (7.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (5.30%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) HNC
8 1 (0.66%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (19.21%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) SDET
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) Docker
2 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) Ansible
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 2 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) Cacti
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.66%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (7.28%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.30%) VMware
3 7 (4.64%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.97%) HP
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle
5 5 (3.31%) Rally
6 4 (2.65%) F5
7 2 (1.32%) Adobe
7 2 (1.32%) Apple
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco
7 2 (1.32%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.32%) Perforce
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) Samsung
7 2 (1.32%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.32%) Veritas
8 1 (0.66%) Agilent
8 1 (0.66%) Anite
8 1 (0.66%) CA
8 1 (0.66%) Telerik
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago