The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
England / London
Rank 344 334 340
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 64 86 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.41% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 60 47
Median daily rate £420 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £560 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -37.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +8.10%  

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 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -4 10 £425 -2.85% 6
Feltham - 2 - -
Greenford - 2 £283 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £325 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 110 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (51.76%) Selenium
3 75 (44.12%) Java
4 74 (43.53%) QA
5 69 (40.59%) Cucumber
5 69 (40.59%) BDD
6 55 (32.35%) Test Automation
7 48 (28.24%) TDD
8 44 (25.88%) WebDriver
9 37 (21.76%) Jenkins
10 32 (18.82%) C#
11 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
12 29 (17.06%) SQL
13 28 (16.47%) Automated Testing
14 27 (15.88%) Finance
14 27 (15.88%) Scrum
14 27 (15.88%) Automation Testing
14 27 (15.88%) Test Strategy
15 24 (14.12%) JIRA
15 24 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (14.12%) Web Services
16 21 (12.35%) Test Scripting
16 21 (12.35%) Banking
16 21 (12.35%) Ruby
17 19 (11.18%) Performance Testing
17 19 (11.18%) SDET
18 18 (10.59%) API Testing
18 18 (10.59%) Node.js
18 18 (10.59%) HTML
19 17 (10.00%) E-Commerce

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (2.94%) Confluence
1 5 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.35%) Jetty
3 3 (1.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.59%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.59%) CMS
4 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.59%) IIS
4 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.59%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) GitHub
2 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) Internet
2 4 (2.35%) DVB
3 2 (1.18%) FTP
3 2 (1.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.59%) 3G
4 1 (0.59%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.59%) 4G
4 1 (0.59%) BGP
4 1 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.59%) GSM
4 1 (0.59%) Intranet
4 1 (0.59%) MPLS
4 1 (0.59%) MVNO
4 1 (0.59%) OSPF
4 1 (0.59%) Skype
4 1 (0.59%) TETRA
4 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.59%) VPLS
4 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.53%) Big Data
3 5 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.76%) KDB
5 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.18%) DB2
6 2 (1.18%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Event Store
7 1 (0.59%) GIS
7 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 88 (51.76%) Selenium
2 69 (40.59%) Cucumber
3 44 (25.88%) WebDriver
4 37 (21.76%) Jenkins
5 24 (14.12%) JIRA
6 16 (9.41%) Git (software)
7 12 (7.06%) Calabash
8 11 (6.47%) Appium
8 11 (6.47%) SoapUI
9 10 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 10 (5.88%) JMeter
9 10 (5.88%) JUnit
10 8 (4.71%) Hudson
10 8 (4.71%) Maven
10 8 (4.71%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.12%) NUnit
11 7 (4.12%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.53%) Concordion
12 6 (3.53%) JBehave
13 5 (2.94%) GitLab
General
1 27 (15.88%) Finance
2 21 (12.35%) Banking
3 13 (7.65%) Retail
4 8 (4.71%) Games
5 6 (3.53%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.94%) Marketing
7 4 (2.35%) Advertising
8 3 (1.76%) Electronics
9 2 (1.18%) Back Office
9 2 (1.18%) Front Office
9 2 (1.18%) Music Industry
9 2 (1.18%) Publishing
10 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.12%) Web Services
2 18 (10.59%) HTML
2 18 (10.59%) Node.js
3 15 (8.82%) .NET
3 15 (8.82%) Gherkin
4 14 (8.24%) HTML5
4 14 (8.24%) SOAP
5 12 (7.06%) REST
5 12 (7.06%) RESTful
6 11 (6.47%) JSON
6 11 (6.47%) XML
7 9 (5.29%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.35%) CSS
9 4 (2.35%) Guice
9 4 (2.35%) J2EE
9 4 (2.35%) jQuery
9 4 (2.35%) WebSockets
9 4 (2.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.06%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.35%) Equities
3 4 (2.35%) IPTV
3 4 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.35%) STB
4 3 (1.76%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.18%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.18%) Online Games
5 2 (1.18%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) Fintech
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.41%) Android
1 16 (9.41%) Apple iOS
2 14 (8.24%) Unix
3 10 (5.88%) Linux
4 4 (2.35%) Windows
5 3 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (40.59%) BDD
3 55 (32.35%) Test Automation
4 48 (28.24%) TDD
5 28 (16.47%) Automated Testing
6 27 (15.88%) Automation Testing
6 27 (15.88%) Scrum
6 27 (15.88%) Test Strategy
7 24 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (12.35%) Test Scripting
9 19 (11.18%) Performance Testing
10 18 (10.59%) API Testing
11 17 (10.00%) E-Commerce
11 17 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 17 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 17 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.24%) Software Engineering
13 12 (7.06%) Functional Testing
14 11 (6.47%) OO
14 11 (6.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (44.12%) Java
2 32 (18.82%) C#
3 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.06%) SQL
5 21 (12.35%) Ruby
6 13 (7.65%) Python
7 11 (6.47%) Scala
8 9 (5.29%) Perl
9 6 (3.53%) C++
9 6 (3.53%) PHP
10 5 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.35%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.35%) AspectJ
11 4 (2.35%) C
11 4 (2.35%) Groovy
12 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.29%) ISEB
1 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.53%) Degree
3 5 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.76%) HNC
6 2 (1.18%) CEH
6 2 (1.18%) CISA
6 2 (1.18%) CISSP
6 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.18%) OSCP
7 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (43.53%) QA
2 19 (11.18%) SDET
3 3 (1.76%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.59%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Docker
2 2 (1.18%) Firmware
3 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.59%) Grafana
2 1 (0.59%) Graphite
2 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.59%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (4.71%) Oracle
2 7 (4.12%) IBM
3 6 (3.53%) Google
3 6 (3.53%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.94%) HP
5 3 (1.76%) Huawei
5 3 (1.76%) SAP
5 3 (1.76%) Sybase
6 2 (1.18%) ATG
6 2 (1.18%) Cisco
6 2 (1.18%) Nokia
6 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.18%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.59%) BMC
7 1 (0.59%) Calypso
7 1 (0.59%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (0.59%) Temenos
7 1 (0.59%) VMware
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