Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 210 227
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 35 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.37% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 11
City of London median daily rate £490 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +26.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £304 £364 £263
90th Percentile £579 £538 £475
Central London median daily rate £469 £428 £325
% change year-on-year +9.65% +31.54% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,586 5,898 6,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.50% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 4,684 5,347
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.32% +3.09%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.69% +19.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.82 £11.35
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018, 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 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (54.29%) Selenium
4 17 (48.57%) Java
5 16 (45.71%) QA
6 13 (37.14%) BDD
6 13 (37.14%) Banking
6 13 (37.14%) Finance
7 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
8 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
8 9 (25.71%) JIRA
8 9 (25.71%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
9 8 (22.86%) Appium
9 8 (22.86%) TDD
9 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
9 8 (22.86%) C#
9 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) .NET
10 7 (20.00%) JUnit
10 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
11 6 (17.14%) JMeter
11 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Maven
11 6 (17.14%) REST
11 6 (17.14%) DevOps
11 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
11 6 (17.14%) QA Automation

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 (5.71%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) BrowserStack
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.57%) Sauce Labs
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Big Data
2 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) HBase
3 1 (2.86%) Impala
Development Applications
1 19 (54.29%) Selenium
2 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
3 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
3 9 (25.71%) JIRA
4 8 (22.86%) Appium
4 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
4 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
5 7 (20.00%) JUnit
6 6 (17.14%) JMeter
6 6 (17.14%) Maven
6 6 (17.14%) SpecFlow
7 5 (14.29%) Gradle
7 5 (14.29%) Subversion
7 5 (14.29%) TeamCity
8 4 (11.43%) JBehave
8 4 (11.43%) NUnit
8 4 (11.43%) TestNG
9 3 (8.57%) Gatling
9 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
10 2 (5.71%) Protractor
General
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) REST
3 5 (14.29%) Node.js
4 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
4 3 (8.57%) JDBC
4 3 (8.57%) JSON
4 3 (8.57%) PicoContainer
4 3 (8.57%) RESTful
4 3 (8.57%) Spring
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.71%) HTML
5 2 (5.71%) HTML5
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 2 (5.71%) WCF
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) Kafka
6 1 (2.86%) React
6 1 (2.86%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (11.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Fintech
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) BDD
4 9 (25.71%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (17.14%) DevOps
7 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
7 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
8 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) SDET
9 3 (8.57%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (8.57%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Scalability Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) ES6
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Ansible
2 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) Splunk