The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Engineer
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 143 190
Rank change year-on-year -5 +47  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.60% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.62% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 18
City of London median daily rate £500 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £375 £360 £312
90th Percentile £675 £510 £502
London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
10th Percentile £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in the City of London

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the City of London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 13 (36.11%) Selenium
5 12 (33.33%) Banking
6 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
7 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
8 9 (25.00%) BDD
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
9 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 7 (19.44%) C#
10 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Appium
10 7 (19.44%) API Testing
10 7 (19.44%) SDET
11 6 (16.67%) Calabash
11 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
12 5 (13.89%) Ruby
12 5 (13.89%) Advertising
12 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.89%) Games
12 5 (13.89%) HTML
12 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.89%) SOAP
12 5 (13.89%) Python
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (5.56%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) KDB
3 1 (2.78%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Selenium
2 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
3 7 (19.44%) Appium
4 6 (16.67%) Calabash
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.56%) Android Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.56%) Gatling
7 2 (5.56%) JBehave
7 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (5.56%) JMeter
7 2 (5.56%) JUnit
7 2 (5.56%) Protractor
7 2 (5.56%) Xcode
8 1 (2.78%) Maven
8 1 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
General
1 12 (33.33%) Banking
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Advertising
3 5 (13.89%) Games
4 4 (11.11%) Front Office
4 4 (11.11%) Retail
4 4 (11.11%) Retail Banking
5 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (8.33%) Law
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) HTML
1 5 (13.89%) HTML5
1 5 (13.89%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) React
3 2 (5.56%) XHTML
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.78%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
1 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) E-Commerce
3 13 (36.11%) Scrum
4 9 (25.00%) BDD
4 9 (25.00%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) API Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) SDET
6 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.89%) Kanban
7 5 (13.89%) Security Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) User Stories
8 4 (11.11%) Open Source
8 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Automated Trading
9 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) Ruby
6 2 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.78%) Fidessa
3 1 (2.78%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
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