Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Development Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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 Development Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 807 808 834
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Development Engineer 29 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.030% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 8
England median daily rate £494 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.70% -2.94% +41.67%
10th Percentile £397 £359 £275
90th Percentile £550 £481 £525
UK median daily rate £494 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +20.06% +2.81% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
England median hourly rate - £41.25 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +26.35%
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £46.75
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +26.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

Test Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Development Engineer in England

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Development Engineer in England

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Development Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Development Engineer in England

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Development Engineer in England

Test Development Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Development Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 19 £506 +19.12% 2
East of England -18 6 £450 +16.13% 5
North of England - 2 £388 - 8
Midlands +7 1 - - 2
East Midlands +3 1 - - 1
South East -23 1 £525 - 3
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1
Test Development Engineer
UK

Test Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Test Development 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 England region featuring Test Development Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) SDET
2 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 21 (72.41%) Cucumber
3 20 (68.97%) Java
4 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (62.07%) JIRA
5 18 (62.07%) BDD
6 15 (51.72%) Python
7 12 (41.38%) Selenium
7 12 (41.38%) Confluence
8 11 (37.93%) JBehave
8 11 (37.93%) Gherkin
9 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
10 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
10 9 (31.03%) Ruby
11 8 (27.59%) Atlassian
11 8 (27.59%) TDD
11 8 (27.59%) Test Management
12 7 (24.14%) Node.js
12 7 (24.14%) REST
12 7 (24.14%) JSON
12 7 (24.14%) Scrum
12 7 (24.14%) Acceptance Criteria
13 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
13 6 (20.69%) C#
13 6 (20.69%) Web Services
13 6 (20.69%) ATDD
14 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
14 5 (17.24%) Docker
14 5 (17.24%) DevOps

Test Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (41.38%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.24%) SaaS
2 3 (10.34%) GitHub
2 3 (10.34%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Cucumber
2 18 (62.07%) JIRA
3 12 (41.38%) Selenium
4 11 (37.93%) JBehave
5 10 (34.48%) Jenkins
6 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
7 5 (17.24%) Maven
7 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
7 5 (17.24%) TestRail
8 4 (13.79%) Appium
8 4 (13.79%) Gerrit
8 4 (13.79%) GitLab
8 4 (13.79%) IntelliJ
8 4 (13.79%) JUnit
8 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
9 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
9 3 (10.34%) TestNG
9 3 (10.34%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Gherkin
2 7 (24.14%) JSON
2 7 (24.14%) Node.js
2 7 (24.14%) REST
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.34%) Middleware
6 2 (6.90%) RESTful
7 1 (3.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.45%) HTML
7 1 (3.45%) React
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (3.45%) WireMock
7 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (6.90%) RIA
2 2 (6.90%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Android
1 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) SDET
2 21 (72.41%) Test Automation
3 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (62.07%) BDD
5 8 (27.59%) TDD
5 8 (27.59%) Test Management
6 7 (24.14%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (24.14%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) ATDD
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.24%) DevOps
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
10 3 (10.34%) Feature Driven Development
10 3 (10.34%) Mobile Development
10 3 (10.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) Java
2 15 (51.72%) Python
3 9 (31.03%) Ruby
4 6 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) ES6
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Perfecto Mobile
2 1 (3.45%) Sonatype