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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 186 186 197
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 60 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.79% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.91% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 39
Median daily rate £386 £363 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £305 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £27.70 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £44.40 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.12% +40.35%
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
7155 9029 9373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.87% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4174 5219 5144
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 507 511
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +33 20 £260 -25.71% 2
Oxfordshire -7 10 £430 -14.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £386 +43.05% 3
Berkshire -12 7 £400 +14.28% 2
Surrey +15 6 £420 -1.17% 2
West Sussex +10 5 £350 -3.44% 2
East Sussex +2 2 £525 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 49 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.37%) Java
3 36 (26.67%) Selenium
3 36 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 33 (24.44%) QA
5 26 (19.26%) Cucumber
6 25 (18.52%) TDD
6 25 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 25 (18.52%) Linux
7 22 (16.30%) Jenkins
8 21 (15.56%) BDD
8 21 (15.56%) Git (software)
8 21 (15.56%) Automated Testing
9 20 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 19 (14.07%) Software Engineering
10 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (13.33%) JIRA
11 18 (13.33%) SQL
12 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
12 17 (12.59%) Python
12 17 (12.59%) ISTQB
13 16 (11.85%) Integration Testing
13 16 (11.85%) WebDriver
13 16 (11.85%) XML
13 16 (11.85%) Scrum
14 15 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
15 14 (10.37%) PaaS
15 14 (10.37%) SpecFlow
15 14 (10.37%) Unix
15 14 (10.37%) Microsoft

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 6 (4.44%) JBoss
1 6 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.96%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Office
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) PaaS
2 7 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.19%) SaaS
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) LTE
2 5 (3.70%) SNMP
2 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.96%) 3G
3 4 (2.96%) 4G
3 4 (2.96%) Bluetooth
3 4 (2.96%) NFC
3 4 (2.96%) RFID
3 4 (2.96%) VLAN
3 4 (2.96%) WLAN
4 3 (2.22%) Firewall
4 3 (2.22%) PuTTY
4 3 (2.22%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.48%) 2G
5 2 (1.48%) BGP
5 2 (1.48%) DOCSIS
5 2 (1.48%) MPLS
5 2 (1.48%) OSPF
5 2 (1.48%) Telnet
5 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.48%) MySQL
4 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (26.67%) Selenium
2 26 (19.26%) Cucumber
3 22 (16.30%) Jenkins
4 21 (15.56%) Git (software)
5 18 (13.33%) JIRA
6 16 (11.85%) WebDriver
7 14 (10.37%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.15%) NUnit
9 10 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (5.19%) Gradle
10 7 (5.19%) JUnit
10 7 (5.19%) MSBuild
10 7 (5.19%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.70%) LabVIEW
11 5 (3.70%) Subversion
12 4 (2.96%) MSTest
12 4 (2.96%) RSpec
13 3 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (2.22%) SoapUI
13 3 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (8.15%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.67%) Games
4 6 (4.44%) Publishing
5 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.74%) Avionics
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.74%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) XML
2 10 (7.41%) Gherkin
3 9 (6.67%) RESTful
4 8 (5.93%) AngularJS
5 7 (5.19%) Node.js
6 6 (4.44%) SOAP
7 5 (3.70%) .NET
7 5 (3.70%) JSON
8 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.96%) HTML
9 3 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (2.22%) CSS
10 2 (1.48%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.48%) Web Services
11 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.74%) Middleware
11 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.74%) Spring
11 1 (0.74%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Smart Meter
2 6 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.22%) Clustering
4 3 (2.22%) IPTV
4 3 (2.22%) IVR
4 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.22%) MPEG
4 3 (2.22%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.48%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.48%) STB
5 2 (1.48%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.74%) Handset
6 1 (0.74%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) Linux
2 14 (10.37%) Unix
3 13 (9.63%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.22%) Android
5 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 25 (18.52%) TDD
3 25 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 21 (15.56%) Automated Testing
4 21 (15.56%) BDD
5 20 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (14.07%) Software Engineering
7 16 (11.85%) Integration Testing
7 16 (11.85%) Scrum
8 15 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
9 14 (10.37%) Software Testing
10 13 (9.63%) Automation Testing
11 12 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (8.15%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.15%) User Stories
13 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.41%) Validation
13 10 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) Java
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 17 (12.59%) Python
4 12 (8.89%) C#
5 11 (8.15%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.93%) C
6 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.19%) Ruby
8 6 (4.44%) Scala
9 4 (2.96%) C++
9 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.22%) Perl
10 3 (2.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) ES6
11 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) ISTQB
2 12 (8.89%) Degree
2 12 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.19%) ISEB
5 6 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.44%) QA
2 8 (5.93%) SDET
3 4 (2.96%) WCAG
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Docker
2 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.93%) Puppet
3 7 (5.19%) Ansible
4 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.74%) Nagios
5 1 (0.74%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.74%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.93%) HP
3 7 (5.19%) Perforce
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle
5 3 (2.22%) F5
5 3 (2.22%) IBM
5 3 (2.22%) Tektronix
5 3 (2.22%) VMware
6 2 (1.48%) Adobe
6 2 (1.48%) Apple
6 2 (1.48%) Avaya
6 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.48%) Telelogic
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.74%) BT
7 1 (0.74%) CA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco
7 1 (0.74%) EMC
7 1 (0.74%) Remedy
7 1 (0.74%) Splunk
Worthing, West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £45.87 per hour
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