The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 85 79 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.38% 0.53% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.57% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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£353 £358 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.39% +7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £371 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
1229 1227 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.20% 92.46% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 743 575
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 59 103
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Woking -2 1 £355 -2.06%
Guildford - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 18 (81.82%) C#
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) QA
3 15 (68.18%) Automated Testing
3 15 (68.18%) WCF
3 15 (68.18%) Scrum
3 15 (68.18%) Web Services
4 14 (63.64%) XML
4 14 (63.64%) SOAP
4 14 (63.64%) REST
4 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (59.09%) BDD
5 13 (59.09%) Visual Studio
5 13 (59.09%) SQL
6 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 12 (54.55%) WPF
7 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (45.45%) ISEB
9 8 (36.36%) SpecFlow
9 8 (36.36%) Office 365
9 8 (36.36%) DevOps
10 4 (18.18%) Selenium
11 3 (13.64%) Java
11 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
12 2 (9.09%) JSF
12 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
12 2 (9.09%) PHP

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Wireless
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (59.09%) Visual Studio
3 8 (36.36%) SpecFlow
4 4 (18.18%) Selenium
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Military
2 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 15 (68.18%) WCF
2 15 (68.18%) Web Services
3 14 (63.64%) XML
3 14 (63.64%) SOAP
3 14 (63.64%) REST
4 12 (54.55%) WPF
5 2 (9.09%) JSF
6 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) Automated Testing
2 15 (68.18%) Scrum
3 13 (59.09%) BDD
4 11 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (36.36%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
8 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.55%) UML
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
8 1 (4.55%) OWASP
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (72.73%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) VMware
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle