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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 185 233 157
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -76
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 72 44 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.44% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.47% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 56
Median daily rate £330 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.10 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% +3.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £14.82 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £54.81 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
7839 9408 8773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.76% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4757 5661 4851
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 441 462
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +10 25 £300 -17.24% 4
Berkshire +1 11 £350 +21.73% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £380 +90.00%
Oxfordshire -2 9 £463 +164.28% 1
West Sussex +9 8 £338 -3.91%
Surrey +13 6 £305 +10.90% 5
East Sussex +4 2 £393 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 45 (27.61%) QA
2 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (24.54%) Java
4 37 (22.70%) Test Automation
5 32 (19.63%) Linux
6 31 (19.02%) Selenium
7 29 (17.79%) ISTQB
8 26 (15.95%) Software Engineering
9 25 (15.34%) JIRA
9 25 (15.34%) SQL
10 22 (13.50%) Test Scripting
10 22 (13.50%) C#
11 21 (12.88%) Cucumber
11 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
12 20 (12.27%) Windows
12 20 (12.27%) Integration Testing
12 20 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (12.27%) Degree
12 20 (12.27%) TDD
13 19 (11.66%) Automated Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Software Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Performance Testing
13 19 (11.66%) Unix
14 18 (11.04%) User Stories
14 18 (11.04%) .NET
14 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
14 18 (11.04%) Web Development
15 17 (10.43%) Scrum
15 17 (10.43%) Test Strategy
15 17 (10.43%) System Integration Testing

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 10 (6.13%) Confluence
2 7 (4.29%) JBoss
3 6 (3.68%) IIS
4 5 (3.07%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.45%) CMS
6 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) PaaS
2 7 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.29%) SaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.75%) 3G
1 11 (6.75%) LTE
2 9 (5.52%) VLAN
2 9 (5.52%) WLAN
3 8 (4.91%) 2G
3 8 (4.91%) Bluetooth
3 8 (4.91%) NFC
4 6 (3.68%) 4G
4 6 (3.68%) SNMP
4 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.68%) ZigBee
5 4 (2.45%) 5G
5 4 (2.45%) Firewall
5 4 (2.45%) PuTTY
5 4 (2.45%) Value-Added Service
5 4 (2.45%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.84%) SMS
6 3 (1.84%) VoIP
7 2 (1.23%) SAN
7 2 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) DB2
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (19.02%) Selenium
2 25 (15.34%) JIRA
3 21 (12.88%) Cucumber
3 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.98%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.36%) Gradle
5 12 (7.36%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.75%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (5.52%) JUnit
9 8 (4.91%) Maven
9 8 (4.91%) NUnit
9 8 (4.91%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.29%) JMeter
10 7 (4.29%) MSBuild
10 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.68%) Jasmine
11 6 (3.68%) LabVIEW
12 5 (3.07%) Hudson
12 5 (3.07%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (9.20%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.91%) Retail
4 5 (3.07%) Electronics
4 5 (3.07%) Games
5 4 (2.45%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Automotive
6 2 (1.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Avionics
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Billing
7 1 (0.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.04%) .NET
2 14 (8.59%) ASP.NET
2 14 (8.59%) XML
3 11 (6.75%) Node.js
3 11 (6.75%) Web Services
4 10 (6.13%) REST
5 9 (5.52%) .NET Framework
5 9 (5.52%) HTML
6 8 (4.91%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.68%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.68%) RESTful
7 6 (3.68%) Spring
8 5 (3.07%) Ajax
8 5 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.07%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.07%) HTML5
8 5 (3.07%) Java EE
8 5 (3.07%) JMS
8 5 (3.07%) jQuery
8 5 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Smart Meter
2 10 (6.13%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.45%) Clustering
6 4 (2.45%) IPTV
6 4 (2.45%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.84%) IVR
7 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.84%) MPEG
7 3 (1.84%) SCADA
8 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.23%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) Handset
8 2 (1.23%) Smart Energy
8 2 (1.23%) STB
8 2 (1.23%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.61%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.63%) Linux
2 20 (12.27%) Windows
3 19 (11.66%) Unix
4 4 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.84%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) AIX
6 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.70%) Test Automation
3 26 (15.95%) Software Engineering
4 22 (13.50%) Test Scripting
5 20 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (12.27%) Integration Testing
5 20 (12.27%) TDD
6 19 (11.66%) Automated Testing
6 19 (11.66%) Performance Testing
6 19 (11.66%) Software Testing
7 18 (11.04%) User Stories
7 18 (11.04%) Web Development
8 17 (10.43%) BDD
8 17 (10.43%) Scrum
8 17 (10.43%) System Integration Testing
8 17 (10.43%) Test Strategy
9 16 (9.82%) Functional Testing
9 16 (9.82%) Regression Testing
10 12 (7.36%) SDLC
10 12 (7.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.54%) Java
2 25 (15.34%) SQL
3 22 (13.50%) C#
4 13 (7.98%) Python
5 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.91%) C
6 8 (4.91%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.29%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.68%) Perl
9 5 (3.07%) Groovy
10 4 (2.45%) C++
10 4 (2.45%) Ruby
11 2 (1.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.61%) PHP
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (17.79%) ISTQB
2 20 (12.27%) Degree
3 16 (9.82%) ISEB
4 11 (6.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (6.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) HNC
9 1 (0.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (27.61%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) SDET
3 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (6.75%) Docker
2 5 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.91%) Puppet
3 7 (4.29%) Ansible
4 6 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.61%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.52%) HP
2 9 (5.52%) VMware
3 7 (4.29%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.29%) Oracle
3 7 (4.29%) Perforce
4 5 (3.07%) Rally
5 4 (2.45%) F5
5 4 (2.45%) IBM
6 3 (1.84%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe
7 2 (1.23%) Apple
7 2 (1.23%) Avaya
7 2 (1.23%) CA
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco
7 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.23%) Veritas
8 1 (0.61%) BT
8 1 (0.61%) EMC
8 1 (0.61%) Remedy
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