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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 160 160 137
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 87 85 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.96% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.03% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 29
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £397 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £17.40 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £38.50 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
8553 8234 9061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.18% 92.81% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4750 4342 4208
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 512 624
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -11.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -3 33 £246 +47.01% 3
Hampshire -5 31 £300 +7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £315 - 4
Middlesex -1 6 £263 +64.06%
Surrey +3 2 £231 -29.92% 5
East Sussex - 2 £230 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £265 - 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 3
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 43 (25.75%) Telecoms
2 42 (25.15%) SQL
3 36 (21.56%) QA
4 35 (20.96%) C#
5 30 (17.96%) ISEB
6 29 (17.37%) Linux
7 28 (16.77%) Software Testing
8 27 (16.17%) Windows
8 27 (16.17%) Java
9 26 (15.57%) .NET
9 26 (15.57%) UNIX
9 26 (15.57%) Security Cleared
10 24 (14.37%) LTE
10 24 (14.37%) Test Scripting
10 24 (14.37%) Scrum
11 23 (13.77%) HP
12 21 (12.57%) Cisco
12 21 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (11.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 20 (11.98%) 3G
13 20 (11.98%) Python
13 20 (11.98%) ISTQB
14 19 (11.38%) Visual Studio
14 19 (11.38%) SC Cleared
15 18 (10.78%) Test Automation
15 18 (10.78%) XML
15 18 (10.78%) Selenium
15 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (10.18%) Finance
16 17 (10.18%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (0.60%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) MS Office
2 6 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.37%) LTE
2 20 (11.98%) 3G
3 17 (10.18%) Radio Access Network
3 17 (10.18%) VoLTE
4 15 (8.98%) 4G
5 13 (7.78%) UMTS
6 12 (7.19%) TCP/IP
7 11 (6.59%) SAN
7 11 (6.59%) GSM
8 10 (5.99%) GPRS
8 10 (5.99%) Internet
8 10 (5.99%) Ethernet
8 10 (5.99%) Firewall
9 9 (5.39%) IPv6
9 9 (5.39%) BGP
10 8 (4.79%) MPLS
11 7 (4.19%) DNS
11 7 (4.19%) ATM
11 7 (4.19%) 3GPP
11 7 (4.19%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.40%) SQL Navigator
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.80%) MySQL
4 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.20%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (12.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (11.38%) Visual Studio
3 18 (10.78%) Selenium
4 12 (7.19%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.39%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (4.19%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.40%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.40%) Toad
7 4 (2.40%) JIRA
8 3 (1.80%) Subversion
9 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.20%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.20%) WinRunner
9 2 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.20%) JMeter
10 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (25.75%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.18%) Finance
3 11 (6.59%) Electronics
4 8 (4.79%) Military
5 5 (2.99%) Automotive
5 5 (2.99%) Billing
6 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.80%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.80%) Marketing
7 2 (1.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.57%) .NET
2 18 (10.78%) XML
3 17 (10.18%) Web Services
4 15 (8.98%) SOAP
5 13 (7.78%) REST
6 12 (7.19%) WCF
6 12 (7.19%) WPF
7 5 (2.99%) HTML
8 4 (2.40%) WML
8 4 (2.40%) WAP
9 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.20%) JSP
10 2 (1.20%) JSF
11 1 (0.60%) JSON
11 1 (0.60%) Ajax
11 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.60%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.60%) FFmpeg
11 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.19%) DTV
2 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.40%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.40%) MPEG
4 3 (1.80%) Clustering
4 3 (1.80%) Handset
4 3 (1.80%) HACMP
4 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.20%) Open Source
5 2 (1.20%) STB
5 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.60%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.60%) Physics
6 1 (0.60%) IPTV
6 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.60%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.37%) Linux
2 27 (16.17%) Windows
3 26 (15.57%) UNIX
4 5 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.40%) Windows NT
6 3 (1.80%) AIX
6 3 (1.80%) HPUX
6 3 (1.80%) Solaris
6 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.80%) NetWare
7 2 (1.20%) VMS
7 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.60%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.60%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.77%) Software Testing
2 24 (14.37%) Test Scripting
2 24 (14.37%) Scrum
3 18 (10.78%) Test Automation
3 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.58%) Test Strategy
4 16 (9.58%) Automated Testing
5 15 (8.98%) BDD
6 13 (7.78%) Regression Testing
6 13 (7.78%) Performance Testing
7 10 (5.99%) Validation
8 9 (5.39%) Integration Testing
8 9 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.79%) DevOps
9 8 (4.79%) Requirements Management
10 7 (4.19%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.59%) Waterfall
11 6 (3.59%) Automation Testing
12 5 (2.99%) Project Management
12 5 (2.99%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.15%) SQL
2 35 (20.96%) C#
3 27 (16.17%) Java
4 20 (11.98%) Python
5 15 (8.98%) C++
6 13 (7.78%) Perl
7 11 (6.59%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.39%) C
9 7 (4.19%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.59%) Korn
11 5 (2.99%) VBScript
11 5 (2.99%) VB
12 4 (2.40%) PHP
12 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.80%) Ruby
14 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.60%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (17.96%) ISEB
2 26 (15.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (11.98%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.58%) Degree
6 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.40%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.80%) CCNP
10 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (1.20%) CCIE
11 1 (0.60%) MCITP
11 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.60%) CCA
11 1 (0.60%) CCIP
11 1 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (21.56%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) DO-160
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) GPFS
1 3 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.80%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.60%) OPNET
3 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (13.77%) HP
2 21 (12.57%) Cisco
3 20 (11.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 14 (8.38%) Oracle
5 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
6 11 (6.59%) VMware
7 8 (4.79%) IBM
8 7 (4.19%) Juniper
9 5 (2.99%) Huawei
9 5 (2.99%) SAP
10 4 (2.40%) Nokia
10 4 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 4 (2.40%) Ericsson
10 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.80%) ESRI
11 3 (1.80%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.80%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.80%) Veritas
11 3 (1.80%) Hitachi
11 3 (1.80%) Compaq
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