Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 401 459
Rank change year-on-year -10 +58 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 232 222 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 162 114
London median daily rate £450 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +7.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £298 £243 £288
90th Percentile £575 £549 £518
England median daily rate £400 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +3.56% +10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% +3.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £37.50 £13.80 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £36.75 £14.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in London

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London +10 43 £490 +5.95% 14
West London -5 13 £388 +3.37% 5
South London -35 3 £500 +15.94% 1
East London -11 2 £240 -36.00%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 168 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 128 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (51.29%) Java
4 103 (44.40%) Selenium
5 92 (39.66%) Cucumber
6 77 (33.19%) BDD
7 72 (31.03%) QA
8 58 (25.00%) JIRA
9 50 (21.55%) Scrum
10 49 (21.12%) Jenkins
11 46 (19.83%) WebDriver
11 46 (19.83%) JavaScript
11 46 (19.83%) Python
12 45 (19.40%) TDD
13 41 (17.67%) Test Scripting
14 37 (15.95%) Finance
14 37 (15.95%) C#
15 36 (15.52%) Linux
15 36 (15.52%) Git (software)
16 35 (15.09%) Banking
17 33 (14.22%) Gherkin
18 31 (13.36%) JMeter
18 31 (13.36%) Android
18 31 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (12.93%) Software Engineering
20 29 (12.50%) Apple iOS
21 28 (12.07%) SDET
21 28 (12.07%) Performance Testing
22 27 (11.64%) Regression Testing
23 26 (11.21%) Node.js

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (7.76%) Confluence
2 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.86%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.43%) Apache
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (8.19%) GitHub
2 8 (3.45%) BrowserStack
2 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.45%) SaaS
3 6 (2.59%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) FinancialForce
5 1 (0.43%) Force.com
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.02%) DNS
1 7 (3.02%) HTTP
1 7 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.59%) 3G
2 6 (2.59%) DHCP
2 6 (2.59%) ICMP
2 6 (2.59%) LTE
3 2 (0.86%) 4G
3 2 (0.86%) Internet
3 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.43%) DVB
4 1 (0.43%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.02%) Big Data
3 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
3 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.29%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.29%) HBase
5 3 (1.29%) MySQL
6 2 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.86%) DB2
6 2 (0.86%) Impala
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) KDB
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 103 (44.40%) Selenium
2 92 (39.66%) Cucumber
3 58 (25.00%) JIRA
4 49 (21.12%) Jenkins
5 46 (19.83%) WebDriver
6 36 (15.52%) Git (software)
7 31 (13.36%) JMeter
8 25 (10.78%) JUnit
9 23 (9.91%) Appium
10 17 (7.33%) Gradle
11 16 (6.90%) SpecFlow
12 15 (6.47%) Maven
13 14 (6.03%) JBehave
14 11 (4.74%) Protractor
15 10 (4.31%) TestRail
16 9 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (3.88%) Calabash
16 9 (3.88%) HP UFT
16 9 (3.88%) SoapUI
16 9 (3.88%) TestNG
General
1 37 (15.95%) Finance
2 35 (15.09%) Banking
3 18 (7.76%) Retail
4 11 (4.74%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.45%) Law
6 6 (2.59%) Electronics
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
8 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.29%) Back Office
9 3 (1.29%) Front Office
9 3 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.86%) Games
10 2 (0.86%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.22%) Gherkin
2 26 (11.21%) Node.js
3 24 (10.34%) REST
4 20 (8.62%) .NET
5 18 (7.76%) Web Services
6 13 (5.60%) JSON
7 12 (5.17%) RESTful
8 9 (3.88%) Spring
9 8 (3.45%) AngularJS
9 8 (3.45%) HTML
9 8 (3.45%) SOAP
10 7 (3.02%) Chai
11 6 (2.59%) OAuth2
12 5 (2.16%) HTML5
12 5 (2.16%) OpenID
12 5 (2.16%) XML
13 4 (1.72%) CSS
13 4 (1.72%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.72%) Kafka
13 4 (1.72%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (8.19%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.17%) User Experience
4 11 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.02%) Fintech
6 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.29%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.29%) IPTV
8 3 (1.29%) STB
8 3 (1.29%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.86%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.43%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.52%) Linux
2 31 (13.36%) Android
3 29 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 19 (8.19%) Windows
5 14 (6.03%) Unix
6 6 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.86%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (72.41%) Test Automation
2 128 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (33.19%) BDD
4 50 (21.55%) Scrum
5 45 (19.40%) TDD
6 41 (17.67%) Test Scripting
7 31 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (12.93%) Software Engineering
9 28 (12.07%) Performance Testing
9 28 (12.07%) SDET
10 27 (11.64%) Regression Testing
11 26 (11.21%) DevOps
12 24 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 19 (8.19%) API Testing
14 18 (7.76%) Kanban
14 18 (7.76%) Test Management
15 17 (7.33%) Scenario Testing
16 16 (6.90%) Software Testing
17 15 (6.47%) Manual Testing
18 14 (6.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 119 (51.29%) Java
2 46 (19.83%) JavaScript
2 46 (19.83%) Python
3 37 (15.95%) C#
4 19 (8.19%) SQL
5 18 (7.76%) Ruby
6 9 (3.88%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.88%) C
7 7 (3.02%) ES6
8 6 (2.59%) Apple Swift
9 5 (2.16%) C++
9 5 (2.16%) ECMAScript
9 5 (2.16%) PHP
10 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.72%) Scala
10 4 (1.72%) VB
10 4 (1.72%) VBA
11 3 (1.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 23 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.76%) Degree
3 15 (6.47%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.74%) DV Cleared
5 11 (4.74%) ISEB
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.29%) HND
8 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (31.03%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.43%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (7.33%) Docker
2 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.86%) Ansible
2 2 (0.86%) Graphite
2 2 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.43%) Ambari
3 1 (0.43%) Grafana
3 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.43%) Kibana
3 1 (0.43%) Nagios
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Terraform
3 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (5.60%) HP
2 9 (3.88%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.72%) IBM
5 3 (1.29%) Oracle
6 2 (0.86%) Google
6 2 (0.86%) ION Trading
6 2 (0.86%) Perforce
6 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.86%) Sonatype
6 2 (0.86%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.43%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.43%) Cadence
7 1 (0.43%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.43%) New Relic
7 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.43%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.43%) Teradata
7 1 (0.43%) Tradeweb