The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Testing Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Engineer
Rank 619 642 631
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.006% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Median daily rate £350 £375 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Testing Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Testing Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 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
England +17 9 £350 -6.66% 1
South East - 5 £340 -
London - 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 3 £260 -
Oxford - 2 £459 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £459 -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Winchester - 1 £255 -

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Testing 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 Testing Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Smart Meter
2 5 (41.67%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Smart Energy
4 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Publishing
5 2 (16.67%) LabVIEW
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Fintech
6 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) SAP

Testing 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 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) SAP PI
1 1 (8.33%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Smart Meter
2 4 (33.33%) Smart Energy
3 1 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP