The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK
Rank 354 330 350
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 257 322 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 184 142
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £273 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £32.75 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £49.30 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
England -15 237 £388 +5.44% 125
London +18 83 £400 - 30
South East -24 47 £385 - 28
East of England +15 26 £445 +41.83% 18
South West -5 25 £325 -11.56% 20
Hampshire +9 17 £268 -26.20% 12
North East -8 16 £340 -2.85% 2
Tyne and Wear -13 16 £340 -2.85% 2
Yorkshire -2 15 £375 +7.14% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 15 £340 -2.85% 2
Scotland +18 12 £401 +40.78% 3
Bedfordshire +16 12 £450 +50.00%
West Yorkshire +2 12 £375 +7.14% 9
City of London -7 12 £425 +41.66% 5
West Midlands +2 11 £328 +22.42% 3
Leeds -7 11 £356 +1.78% 6
Gloucestershire -3 10 £423 -9.62% 7
Basingstoke +19 9 - - 1
Berkshire -12 9 - - 4
West Sussex +7 8 £350 -3.44% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 8 £278 -4.72% 11
Surrey +24 7 £420 -6.66% 3
North West +7 7 £320 -1.53% 11
East Midlands +5 7 £450 +34.32% 4
Bristol +5 6 £300 -7.69% 5
Worthing - 6 - - 1
West Lothian - 6 £388 -
Manchester +5 5 £331 +1.92% 6
Staffordshire +3 5 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £325 -11.56% 2

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 335 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (47.10%) Selenium
3 234 (38.81%) QA
4 213 (35.32%) Test Automation
5 208 (34.49%) Cucumber
6 204 (33.83%) Java
7 150 (24.88%) BDD
8 141 (23.38%) TDD
9 137 (22.72%) WebDriver
9 137 (22.72%) Jenkins
10 133 (22.06%) Test Scripting
11 131 (21.72%) Automated Testing
12 116 (19.24%) Automation Testing
13 97 (16.09%) Python
14 95 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (15.59%) Scrum
16 93 (15.42%) C#
17 89 (14.76%) SQL
18 83 (13.76%) JIRA
19 78 (12.94%) JUnit
20 71 (11.77%) Performance Testing
20 71 (11.77%) Manual Testing
20 71 (11.77%) Defect Tracking
21 69 (11.44%) Security Cleared
22 68 (11.28%) Linux
23 67 (11.11%) JavaScript
23 67 (11.11%) Ruby
24 66 (10.95%) Software Engineering
25 65 (10.78%) Software Testing
25 65 (10.78%) Scala

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (1.66%) Confluence
2 9 (1.49%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.16%) Jetty
3 7 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.83%) JBoss
5 5 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (0.66%) Apache
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.50%) CMS
7 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) ATG Dynamo
8 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.17%) IIS
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.49%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.66%) LabWindows
3 3 (0.50%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.50%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.50%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.65%) PaaS
2 11 (1.82%) SaaS
3 10 (1.66%) GitHub
4 9 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.33%) IaaS
6 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.33%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.82%) 3G
2 10 (1.66%) 4G
2 10 (1.66%) Bluetooth
2 10 (1.66%) Internet
2 10 (1.66%) LTE
2 10 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.49%) VoLTE
3 9 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (1.49%) Wireless
4 8 (1.33%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.00%) NFC
5 6 (1.00%) RFID
5 6 (1.00%) WLAN
6 5 (0.83%) BGP
6 5 (0.83%) Firewall
6 5 (0.83%) Network Security
6 5 (0.83%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (0.83%) VPLS
7 4 (0.66%) MPLS
7 4 (0.66%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.66%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.16%) Big Data
7 5 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.66%) MySQL
8 4 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.50%) DB2
9 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.50%) OrientDB
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 284 (47.10%) Selenium
2 208 (34.49%) Cucumber
3 137 (22.72%) Jenkins
3 137 (22.72%) WebDriver
4 83 (13.76%) JIRA
5 78 (12.94%) JUnit
6 53 (8.79%) Git (software)
7 45 (7.46%) SpecFlow
8 42 (6.97%) RSpec
9 41 (6.80%) SoapUI
10 35 (5.80%) Maven
11 33 (5.47%) HP UFT
12 31 (5.14%) Appium
13 30 (4.98%) JMeter
14 29 (4.81%) TeamCity
15 26 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (3.65%) NUnit
17 21 (3.48%) Calabash
17 21 (3.48%) JBehave
18 20 (3.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (8.46%) Finance
2 47 (7.79%) Games
3 31 (5.14%) Banking
4 30 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.81%) Retail
6 13 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.99%) Electronics
7 12 (1.99%) Publishing
7 12 (1.99%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.49%) Marketing
9 8 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.83%) Advertising
10 5 (0.83%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Avionics
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.29%) JSON
2 46 (7.63%) Gherkin
3 43 (7.13%) .NET
4 38 (6.30%) HTML
4 38 (6.30%) Node.js
4 38 (6.30%) XML
5 37 (6.14%) SOAP
6 36 (5.97%) Web Services
7 26 (4.31%) REST
8 23 (3.81%) AngularJS
9 20 (3.32%) RESTful
10 16 (2.65%) HTML5
11 15 (2.49%) CSS
12 12 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (1.82%) J2EE
14 10 (1.66%) Kafka
15 9 (1.49%) Spring
16 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
17 4 (0.66%) Apache CXF
17 4 (0.66%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.49%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (1.00%) User Experience
7 5 (0.83%) IPTV
7 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.66%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.66%) Social Media
8 4 (0.66%) STB
9 3 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.50%) IVR
9 3 (0.50%) PKI
9 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.28%) Linux
2 58 (9.62%) Windows
3 31 (5.14%) Unix
4 24 (3.98%) Android
5 23 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.66%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (35.32%) Test Automation
3 150 (24.88%) BDD
4 141 (23.38%) TDD
5 133 (22.06%) Test Scripting
6 131 (21.72%) Automated Testing
7 116 (19.24%) Automation Testing
8 95 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
9 94 (15.59%) Scrum
10 71 (11.77%) Defect Tracking
10 71 (11.77%) Manual Testing
10 71 (11.77%) Performance Testing
11 66 (10.95%) Software Engineering
12 65 (10.78%) Software Testing
13 61 (10.12%) User Stories
14 57 (9.45%) Integration Testing
15 50 (8.29%) Web Testing
16 49 (8.13%) Test Strategy
17 47 (7.79%) API Testing
18 46 (7.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (33.83%) Java
2 97 (16.09%) Python
3 93 (15.42%) C#
4 89 (14.76%) SQL
5 67 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 67 (11.11%) Ruby
6 65 (10.78%) Scala
7 37 (6.14%) Perl
8 34 (5.64%) C
9 19 (3.15%) C++
10 18 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.32%) PHP
12 11 (1.82%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.82%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.82%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.00%) Groovy
15 4 (0.66%) AspectJ
15 4 (0.66%) VBScript
16 3 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 69 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 63 (10.45%) ISTQB
3 55 (9.12%) ISEB
4 29 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 28 (4.64%) Degree
5 28 (4.64%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.66%) HNC
9 4 (0.66%) PhD
10 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) CISSP
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.17%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (38.81%) QA
2 53 (8.79%) SDET
3 33 (5.47%) WCAG
4 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) JTAG
5 2 (0.33%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) TickIT
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO13485
System Software
1 10 (1.66%) Docker
2 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.83%) Firmware
3 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.82%) Puppet
3 9 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.00%) OpenView
5 5 (0.83%) Ansible
6 4 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.33%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.17%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 43 (7.13%) Oracle
2 42 (6.97%) HP
3 40 (6.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.32%) IBM
5 12 (1.99%) Cisco
6 9 (1.49%) Huawei
7 7 (1.16%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.00%) Google
9 5 (0.83%) Perforce
10 4 (0.66%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.66%) Nokia
10 4 (0.66%) SAP
10 4 (0.66%) Sybase
11 3 (0.50%) ATG
11 3 (0.50%) BT
11 3 (0.50%) Calypso
11 3 (0.50%) Guidewire
11 3 (0.50%) Serena
11 3 (0.50%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.50%) Temenos
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