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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 190 163 134
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 64 81 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.93% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 22
Average daily rate
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£313 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £172 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £303
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £38.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.86 £144.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.38 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+58.65% -38.27%
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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +3 38 £205 -24.07% 11
Hampshire -8 18 £325 +20.37% 6
East Sussex +4 4 £410 +26.15% 1
Surrey -15 4 £331 +0.37% 6
M4 Corridor - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 44 (37.61%) Telecoms
2 35 (29.91%) Validation
3 34 (29.06%) 3G
4 22 (18.80%) LTE
5 20 (17.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (15.38%) VoLTE
6 18 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (12.82%) ISEB
9 15 (12.82%) Cisco
9 15 (12.82%) Windows
9 15 (12.82%) Python
9 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 15 (12.82%) 4G
10 14 (11.97%) Test Strategy
10 14 (11.97%) Software Engineering
10 14 (11.97%) Degree
10 14 (11.97%) Java
10 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
11 12 (10.26%) Replication
11 12 (10.26%) Linux
11 12 (10.26%) Test Planning
12 11 (9.40%) UNIX
12 11 (9.40%) SQL
12 11 (9.40%) CCNP
12 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
12 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
13 10 (8.55%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) SAS
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.85%) JBoss
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.06%) 3G
2 22 (18.80%) LTE
3 18 (15.38%) VoLTE
4 15 (12.82%) 4G
5 8 (6.84%) SGSN
5 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.98%) GSM
6 7 (5.98%) Wireless
6 7 (5.98%) Wireshark
7 6 (5.13%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (5.13%) RANAP
8 4 (3.42%) INAP
8 4 (3.42%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (3.42%) SS7
8 4 (3.42%) UMTS
9 3 (2.56%) VoIP
9 3 (2.56%) GPRS
9 3 (2.56%) ISUP
9 3 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Selenium
2 7 (5.98%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.27%) JIRA
4 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.71%) Hudson
6 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.71%) MSTest
6 2 (1.71%) Subversion
6 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.71%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.85%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.85%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 44 (37.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.71%) Military
3 2 (1.71%) Billing
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) .NET
2 6 (5.13%) HTML
3 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) JSP
5 3 (2.56%) XML
6 2 (1.71%) XSL
6 2 (1.71%) WinForms
6 2 (1.71%) WPF
7 1 (0.85%) HTML5
7 1 (0.85%) JSON
7 1 (0.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.26%) Replication
3 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.56%) Handset
5 1 (0.85%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.85%) Telematics
5 1 (0.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) STB
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.85%) IPTV
5 1 (0.85%) PDA
5 1 (0.85%) MPEG
5 1 (0.85%) EFT
5 1 (0.85%) ASIC
5 1 (0.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.82%) Windows
2 12 (10.26%) Linux
3 11 (9.40%) UNIX
4 7 (5.98%) Android
5 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.56%) VMS
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.71%) CentOS
7 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.91%) Validation
2 18 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.97%) Software Engineering
4 14 (11.97%) Test Strategy
5 12 (10.26%) Test Planning
6 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
7 10 (8.55%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.69%) System Testing
8 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 7 (5.98%) TDD
9 7 (5.98%) Automation Testing
10 6 (5.13%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.13%) Migration
10 6 (5.13%) Scrum
10 6 (5.13%) Performance Testing
11 5 (4.27%) Integration Testing
11 5 (4.27%) Test Management
11 5 (4.27%) Manual Testing
12 4 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.82%) Python
2 14 (11.97%) Java
3 11 (9.40%) SQL
4 6 (5.13%) C#
5 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.56%) C
7 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.71%) AppleScript
7 2 (1.71%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) Perl
7 2 (1.71%) C++
8 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (12.82%) ISEB
2 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 14 (11.97%) Degree
4 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.40%) CCNP
5 10 (8.55%) ISTQB
6 8 (6.84%) JNCIS
6 8 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.13%) VCP4
8 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.42%) MCITP
9 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.71%) CCIE
11 1 (0.85%) CCNA
11 1 (0.85%) HNC
11 1 (0.85%) HND
11 1 (0.85%) MCSE
11 1 (0.85%) MCSA
11 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.85%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.85%) NFS
3 1 (0.85%) Firmware
3 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (17.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 15 (12.82%) Cisco
3 14 (11.97%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.55%) Juniper
4 10 (8.55%) CheckPoint
5 9 (7.69%) HP
6 5 (4.27%) VMware
7 4 (3.42%) Oracle
8 3 (2.56%) IBM
8 3 (2.56%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.56%) McAfee
9 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.71%) F5
9 2 (1.71%) EMC
9 2 (1.71%) Citrix
9 2 (1.71%) Nokia
9 2 (1.71%) Siemens
9 2 (1.71%) Veritas
10 1 (0.85%) Telerik
10 1 (0.85%) NetHawk
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