The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 333 342
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 95 95 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 79 70
Median daily rate £431 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £243 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.21% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London 0 22 £500 +17.64% 13
West End of London +10 4 £400 - 1
Osterley -1 2 £298 +156.34%
Croydon -2 2 £450 +12.50%
Greenford -1 1 £283 +16.49%
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 118 (71.52%) Test Automation
2 87 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (49.09%) Java
4 71 (43.03%) Selenium
5 70 (42.42%) Cucumber
6 53 (32.12%) BDD
7 46 (27.88%) QA
8 38 (23.03%) TDD
9 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
10 31 (18.79%) Scrum
11 28 (16.97%) JavaScript
12 27 (16.36%) JIRA
12 27 (16.36%) WebDriver
13 26 (15.76%) Banking
13 26 (15.76%) SQL
14 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
15 24 (14.55%) C#
15 24 (14.55%) Finance
16 23 (13.94%) Python
16 23 (13.94%) API Testing
17 22 (13.33%) E-Commerce
17 22 (13.33%) Test Scripting
18 20 (12.12%) Ruby
19 19 (11.52%) Performance Testing
19 19 (11.52%) SDET
20 18 (10.91%) Web Services
21 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 17 (10.30%) Mobile App
21 17 (10.30%) Test Strategy
22 16 (9.70%) Calabash

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 11 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (1.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.64%) GitHub
3 5 (3.03%) SaaS
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.21%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.42%) HTTP
3 3 (1.82%) Firewall
3 3 (1.82%) Internet
4 2 (1.21%) DVB
4 2 (1.21%) Skype
4 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.21%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (0.61%) 3G
5 1 (0.61%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.61%) 4G
5 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.61%) DHCP
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) LDAP
5 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) KDB
3 3 (1.82%) DB2
3 3 (1.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.82%) MySQL
3 3 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Event Store
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (43.03%) Selenium
2 70 (42.42%) Cucumber
3 35 (21.21%) Jenkins
4 27 (16.36%) JIRA
4 27 (16.36%) WebDriver
5 25 (15.15%) Git (software)
6 16 (9.70%) Calabash
7 15 (9.09%) JMeter
8 12 (7.27%) JUnit
9 11 (6.67%) Appium
10 9 (5.45%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.85%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.24%) Gradle
12 7 (4.24%) SpecFlow
13 6 (3.64%) Capybara
13 6 (3.64%) Gatling
14 5 (3.03%) HP UFT
14 5 (3.03%) JBehave
15 4 (2.42%) LoadRunner
15 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (15.76%) Banking
2 24 (14.55%) Finance
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 7 (4.24%) Games
5 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.64%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.03%) Advertising
6 5 (3.03%) Front Office
6 5 (3.03%) Marketing
7 3 (1.82%) Law
8 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.21%) Electronics
8 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.21%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.61%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.91%) Web Services
2 15 (9.09%) .NET
3 11 (6.67%) REST
3 11 (6.67%) SOAP
4 10 (6.06%) JSON
5 9 (5.45%) HTML
5 9 (5.45%) RESTful
6 8 (4.85%) HTML5
6 8 (4.85%) Node.js
6 8 (4.85%) XML
7 7 (4.24%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.03%) J2EE
9 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.42%) React
10 3 (1.82%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.82%) CSS
10 3 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.82%) jQuery
10 3 (1.82%) WireMock
10 3 (1.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 17 (10.30%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.03%) Equities
5 4 (2.42%) IPTV
5 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) STB
5 4 (2.42%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.21%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.21%) Online Games
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) W3C
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.48%) Linux
2 13 (7.88%) Android
2 13 (7.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.42%) Unix
4 3 (1.82%) Windows
5 2 (1.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (71.52%) Test Automation
2 87 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (32.12%) BDD
4 38 (23.03%) TDD
5 31 (18.79%) Scrum
6 23 (13.94%) API Testing
7 22 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 22 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 19 (11.52%) Performance Testing
8 19 (11.52%) SDET
9 17 (10.30%) Test Strategy
10 16 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (9.09%) Software Engineering
12 13 (7.88%) DevOps
12 13 (7.88%) Security Testing
13 12 (7.27%) Kanban
14 11 (6.67%) Unit Testing
15 10 (6.06%) Test Planning
16 9 (5.45%) Defect Management
16 9 (5.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (49.09%) Java
2 28 (16.97%) JavaScript
3 26 (15.76%) SQL
4 24 (14.55%) C#
5 23 (13.94%) Python
6 20 (12.12%) Ruby
7 7 (4.24%) C++
8 6 (3.64%) Scala
9 5 (3.03%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.03%) Perl
10 4 (2.42%) C
11 3 (1.82%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.21%) Groovy
12 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.21%) VBA
13 1 (0.61%) AspectJ
13 1 (0.61%) Clojure
13 1 (0.61%) ES6
13 1 (0.61%) Korn
13 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (6.67%) ISEB
1 11 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.85%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.24%) Degree
4 6 (3.64%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.42%) CEH
5 4 (2.42%) CISA
5 4 (2.42%) CISSP
5 4 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.42%) OSCP
5 4 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.82%) HNC
7 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.88%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) Def Stans
2 3 (1.82%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.21%) MiFID
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.42%) Graphite
2 4 (2.42%) HP Fortify
3 3 (1.82%) Grafana
3 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.21%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.61%) Ansible
5 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.64%) HP
3 4 (2.42%) Sybase
4 3 (1.82%) AppDynamics
4 3 (1.82%) Dynatrace
4 3 (1.82%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.21%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.21%) BMC
5 2 (1.21%) Google
5 2 (1.21%) IBM
5 2 (1.21%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.21%) New Relic
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle
5 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.21%) Splunk
6 1 (0.61%) Huawei
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) Teradata
6 1 (0.61%) Tradeweb
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