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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 175 204 158
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 83 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.68% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.72% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 47
Average daily rate £375 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £36.25 £46.04 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.26% +8.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £33.80 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.93 £131.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +53.12%
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
8084 8833 7889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.18% 93.80% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4897 4752 4106
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 432 465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 27 £365 +16.80% 4
Oxfordshire - 17 £500 - 3
Hampshire +11 16 £375 +2.73% 5
East Sussex +16 11 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +17 6 £325 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £363 - 1
Surrey -9 1 £400 +18.51% 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 38 (26.95%) Selenium
2 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 31 (21.99%) WebDriver
4 31 (21.99%) Node.js
5 30 (21.28%) QA
6 28 (19.86%) SQL
6 28 (19.86%) Cucumber
6 28 (19.86%) Test Automation
7 26 (18.44%) BDD
7 26 (18.44%) Web Services
8 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
9 23 (16.31%) Automated Testing
10 22 (15.60%) GitHub
11 21 (14.89%) Docker
11 21 (14.89%) Magento
12 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (14.18%) C#
13 19 (13.48%) .NET
13 19 (13.48%) Test Scripting
14 17 (12.06%) Java
15 16 (11.35%) Telecoms
16 15 (10.64%) ISTQB
17 14 (9.93%) Regression Testing
17 14 (9.93%) Validation
17 14 (9.93%) HTML
18 13 (9.22%) Automation Testing
18 13 (9.22%) 3G
18 13 (9.22%) Scrum
19 12 (8.51%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 31 (21.99%) Node.js
2 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.71%) JBoss
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Magento
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.60%) GitHub
2 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.22%) 3G
2 6 (4.26%) 4G
2 6 (4.26%) BGP
2 6 (4.26%) OSPF
2 6 (4.26%) VLAN
3 5 (3.55%) LTE
3 5 (3.55%) MPLS
4 4 (2.84%) MVNO
4 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (2.13%) DVB
5 3 (2.13%) H.323
5 3 (2.13%) HTTP
5 3 (2.13%) Network Security
5 3 (2.13%) RIP
5 3 (2.13%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (2.13%) ZigBee
6 2 (1.42%) DAB
6 2 (1.42%) SS7
6 2 (1.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.71%) DB2
3 1 (0.71%) GIS
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (26.95%) Selenium
2 31 (21.99%) WebDriver
3 28 (19.86%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.80%) Jasmine
4 11 (7.80%) Karma Test Runner
5 10 (7.09%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.96%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.96%) JIRA
6 7 (4.96%) LabVIEW
6 7 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.55%) Subversion
8 5 (3.55%) TestNG
8 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.13%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.13%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.42%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 16 (11.35%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.96%) Finance
3 6 (4.26%) Electronics
4 5 (3.55%) Banking
4 5 (3.55%) Publishing
5 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.13%) Games
6 3 (2.13%) Retail
7 2 (1.42%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Military
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.44%) Web Services
2 19 (13.48%) .NET
3 14 (9.93%) HTML
4 12 (8.51%) HTML5
5 11 (7.80%) .NET Framework
5 11 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 11 (7.80%) jQuery
5 11 (7.80%) REST
6 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (5.67%) XML
8 7 (4.96%) SOAP
9 5 (3.55%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.42%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.42%) RESTful
10 2 (1.42%) Twisted
11 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (0.71%) JSON
11 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.71%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.09%) Smart Meter
3 7 (4.96%) User Experience
4 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.84%) IPTV
5 4 (2.84%) MPEG
6 3 (2.13%) DTV
6 3 (2.13%) STB
7 2 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.42%) Handset
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.42%) Physics
7 2 (1.42%) Replication
7 2 (1.42%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.71%) AS400
8 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.71%) EMV
8 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.71%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.51%) Android
1 12 (8.51%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.80%) Windows
3 10 (7.09%) Linux
4 7 (4.96%) Unix
5 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (19.86%) Test Automation
3 26 (18.44%) BDD
4 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
5 23 (16.31%) Automated Testing
6 19 (13.48%) Test Scripting
7 14 (9.93%) Regression Testing
7 14 (9.93%) Validation
8 13 (9.22%) Automation Testing
8 13 (9.22%) Scrum
9 11 (7.80%) Software Testing
10 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
11 9 (6.38%) Defect Management
12 7 (4.96%) Test Management
12 7 (4.96%) Test Planning
12 7 (4.96%) V-Model
13 6 (4.26%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (4.26%) Functional Testing
13 6 (4.26%) Manual Testing
13 6 (4.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.40%) JavaScript
2 28 (19.86%) SQL
3 20 (14.18%) C#
4 17 (12.06%) Java
5 7 (4.96%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.26%) Python
7 5 (3.55%) C++
7 5 (3.55%) VBA
8 3 (2.13%) C
9 2 (1.42%) Erlang
9 2 (1.42%) Perl
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
9 2 (1.42%) VBScript
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.09%) ISEB
3 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.38%) Degree
5 4 (2.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.42%) CCNP
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.42%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) HNC
7 1 (0.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.71%) MCSE
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.28%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.42%) SDET
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (6.38%) HP
2 7 (4.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.26%) Juniper
3 6 (4.26%) Nokia
3 6 (4.26%) Oracle
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco
5 3 (2.13%) Huawei
5 3 (2.13%) IBM
5 3 (2.13%) SAP
6 2 (1.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe
7 1 (0.71%) Agilent
7 1 (0.71%) AppSense
7 1 (0.71%) Cadence
7 1 (0.71%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.71%) Endeca
7 1 (0.71%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.71%) Google
7 1 (0.71%) Progress
7 1 (0.71%) Veritas
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