The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Surrey region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 82 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.52% 0.14% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.15% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £305 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £31.25 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1122 1335 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 96.39% 95.09% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 781 730
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 67
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Surrey region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the Surrey region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the Surrey region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 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
Staines - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £365 - 1
Redhill - 1 £300 - 1
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 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 Surrey region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (40.00%) SQL
1 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (35.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) QA
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (20.00%) Middleware
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) 3G
1 1 (5.00%) GPRS
1 1 (5.00%) GSM
1 1 (5.00%) LTE
1 1 (5.00%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) MSTest
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) Middleware
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Contactless
1 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Handset
1 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) Data Acquisition
6 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Kanban
6 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Telerik