The table below looks at the statistics for the Testing Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Testing Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Engineer
Rank 599 572 591
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £241 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £241 -
% change year-on-year
+35.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Testing Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Testing Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Testing Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Engineer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England -32 7 £325 +35.13%
Dorset - - - -
South West - - - -

Testing Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) NDS
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) HTTPS

Testing Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) RNC
1 1 (14.29%) GGSN
1 1 (14.29%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) SCADA
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ERP
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle