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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 167 169 160
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 84 69 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.79% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.85% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 46 35
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£275 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £160 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £24.10 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £34.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -9.28%
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
8541 8077 9134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.54% 92.76% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4717 4319 4217
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 496 613
Average hourly rate £16.15 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +21 39 £275 -33.77% 15
Hampshire -23 17 £285 -1.72% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £293 -16.42% 2
Middlesex +5 7 £278 +73.43%
Surrey -1 5 £353 -2.08% 6
Oxfordshire - 2 £265 - 3
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 1
Kent - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 2
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 51 (29.31%) Telecoms
2 41 (23.56%) SQL
3 39 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (19.54%) QA
5 33 (18.97%) C#
6 31 (17.82%) UNIX
6 31 (17.82%) 3G
7 30 (17.24%) ISEB
7 30 (17.24%) LTE
8 29 (16.67%) Windows
9 28 (16.09%) .NET
9 28 (16.09%) Software Testing
10 27 (15.52%) Linux
10 27 (15.52%) Java
11 24 (13.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 23 (13.22%) Security Cleared
12 23 (13.22%) Scrum
12 23 (13.22%) HP
13 22 (12.64%) VoLTE
14 21 (12.07%) Test Scripting
14 21 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (12.07%) Degree
15 19 (10.92%) Cisco
15 19 (10.92%) Web Services
16 18 (10.34%) XML
16 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
16 18 (10.34%) Python
16 18 (10.34%) ISTQB
16 18 (10.34%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (0.57%) IIS
1 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.60%) MS Office
2 4 (2.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.60%) Office 365
2 2 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.82%) 3G
2 30 (17.24%) LTE
3 22 (12.64%) VoLTE
4 15 (8.62%) 4G
5 14 (8.05%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (6.32%) SAN
6 11 (6.32%) UMTS
7 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.17%) INAP
9 8 (4.60%) ISUP
9 8 (4.60%) GSM
10 7 (4.02%) GPRS
10 7 (4.02%) 3GPP
10 7 (4.02%) Internet
11 6 (3.45%) Ethernet
11 6 (3.45%) LDAP
11 6 (3.45%) IPv6
11 6 (3.45%) BGP
11 6 (3.45%) Firewall
11 6 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.72%) MySQL
3 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.62%) Selenium
4 11 (6.32%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.17%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (4.02%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.72%) Toad
7 3 (1.72%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.72%) JIRA
7 3 (1.72%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.15%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.15%) WinRunner
8 2 (1.15%) Subversion
8 2 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.57%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.57%) MSBuild
General
1 51 (29.31%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.20%) Finance
3 12 (6.90%) Electronics
4 9 (5.17%) Military
5 5 (2.87%) Automotive
6 4 (2.30%) Billing
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
7 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.72%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.15%) Publishing
9 1 (0.57%) Retail
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.09%) .NET
2 19 (10.92%) Web Services
3 18 (10.34%) XML
4 17 (9.77%) SOAP
5 15 (8.62%) WCF
6 14 (8.05%) REST
7 12 (6.90%) WPF
8 4 (2.30%) WAP
8 4 (2.30%) HTML
8 4 (2.30%) WML
9 2 (1.15%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.15%) JSP
9 2 (1.15%) JSF
10 1 (0.57%) Ajax
10 1 (0.57%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.02%) DTV
3 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.87%) Handset
5 4 (2.30%) MPEG
5 4 (2.30%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.30%) User Experience
6 3 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.72%) Clustering
6 3 (1.72%) IPTV
6 3 (1.72%) HACMP
7 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.15%) STB
7 2 (1.15%) Open Source
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Telematics
8 1 (0.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.82%) UNIX
2 29 (16.67%) Windows
3 27 (15.52%) Linux
4 6 (3.45%) VMS
5 5 (2.87%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.30%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.72%) AIX
7 3 (1.72%) HPUX
7 3 (1.72%) Solaris
7 3 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.72%) NetWare
7 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.72%) Android
8 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.57%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.09%) Software Testing
3 23 (13.22%) Scrum
4 21 (12.07%) Test Scripting
5 18 (10.34%) Automated Testing
6 17 (9.77%) Validation
6 17 (9.77%) Test Strategy
7 16 (9.20%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.47%) BDD
9 11 (6.32%) Performance Testing
10 9 (5.17%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.17%) Regression Testing
11 8 (4.60%) Requirements Management
11 8 (4.60%) DevOps
12 7 (4.02%) Manual Testing
13 6 (3.45%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.45%) Test Planning
14 5 (2.87%) Coaching
14 5 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (2.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.56%) SQL
2 33 (18.97%) C#
3 27 (15.52%) Java
4 18 (10.34%) Python
5 13 (7.47%) C++
6 10 (5.75%) Perl
6 10 (5.75%) C
7 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.45%) VBScript
9 6 (3.45%) Korn
10 5 (2.87%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.30%) PHP
11 4 (2.30%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.30%) VB
11 4 (2.30%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.72%) Ruby
13 2 (1.15%) AppleScript
14 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 30 (17.24%) ISEB
2 23 (13.22%) Security Cleared
3 21 (12.07%) Degree
4 18 (10.34%) ISTQB
5 16 (9.20%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.72%) CCIE
8 3 (1.72%) CCNP
9 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.57%) CCIP
10 1 (0.57%) CCNA
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.57%) MCITP
10 1 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.54%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.72%) GPFS
2 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (13.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 23 (13.22%) HP
3 19 (10.92%) Cisco
4 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.90%) Oracle
6 11 (6.32%) VMware
7 8 (4.60%) IBM
8 7 (4.02%) TIBCO
9 6 (3.45%) EMC
10 5 (2.87%) SAP
11 4 (2.30%) Juniper
11 4 (2.30%) Nokia
11 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.72%) ESRI
12 3 (1.72%) Veritas
12 3 (1.72%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.72%) Hitachi
12 3 (1.72%) Compaq
12 3 (1.72%) Symbian
13 2 (1.15%) Agilent
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