The median contractor rate for a Test Development Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Development Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 619 616
Rank change year-on-year +46 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Development Engineer 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.023% 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.012% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £438 £525 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +48.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £505 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £545 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate - £355 £375
% change year-on-year - -5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41157 48919 48039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26881 32292 29584
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1390 1931
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Test Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Development Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 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
London +29 5 £438 -16.66% 3
East of England - 3 - - 3
South East - 2 - -
Test Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) BDD
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Selenium
3 12 (52.17%) Java
4 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
5 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 9 (39.13%) TDD
6 8 (34.78%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
7 7 (30.43%) SDET
7 7 (30.43%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (26.09%) API Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
8 6 (26.09%) User Stories
8 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Kanban
9 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
9 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
9 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Ant
9 5 (21.74%) Advertising
9 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (21.74%) Games
9 5 (21.74%) Maven
9 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing

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 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
2 3 (13.04%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Bluetooth
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 11 (47.83%) Cucumber
3 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) Ant
4 5 (21.74%) Maven
4 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
4 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
5 4 (17.39%) GitLab
6 3 (13.04%) Bugzilla
6 3 (13.04%) Concordion
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) SonarQube
7 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.70%) TestNG
8 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.35%) JBehave
8 1 (4.35%) Mockito
8 1 (4.35%) Moq
8 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (21.74%) Advertising
1 5 (21.74%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) SOAP
2 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 3 (13.04%) Guice
3 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 3 (13.04%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) BDD
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
4 8 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) API Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Kanban
7 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Security Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) AspectJ
5 3 (13.04%) Groovy
5 3 (13.04%) Tcl
6 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.35%) C
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SDET
2 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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