The median contractor rate for a Test Development Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Development Engineer
UK
Rank 602 638 616
Rank change year-on-year +36 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Development Engineer 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.006% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £425 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £550 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Development Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Development Engineer in the UK

Test Development Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +43 7 £425 -22.72% 5
London +33 4 £425 -22.72%
City of London - 2 £425 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
South East - 1 £163 -
Berkshire - 1 £163 -

Test Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 featuring Test Development Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) BDD
3 17 (73.91%) Java
4 15 (65.22%) Selenium
4 15 (65.22%) Cucumber
5 12 (52.17%) SDET
6 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) TDD
7 8 (34.78%) C#
7 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
8 7 (30.43%) SOAP
8 7 (30.43%) Web Services
8 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Scrum
9 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
10 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
10 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
10 5 (21.74%) Retail
10 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
10 5 (21.74%) Ant
10 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (21.74%) Maven
11 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
11 4 (17.39%) API Testing
11 4 (17.39%) GitLab

Test Development Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Cucumber
1 15 (65.22%) Selenium
2 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
3 6 (26.09%) WebDriver
4 5 (21.74%) Ant
4 5 (21.74%) Maven
4 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
5 4 (17.39%) GitLab
6 3 (13.04%) Concordion
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) SonarQube
7 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
7 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.70%) TestNG
8 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.35%) JBehave
8 1 (4.35%) Mockito
8 1 (4.35%) Moq
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Advertising
2 3 (13.04%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) SOAP
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) Gherkin
3 3 (13.04%) Guice
3 3 (13.04%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (8.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (8.70%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) Kafka
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (78.26%) BDD
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 5 (21.74%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Pair Programming
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) API Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
7 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 4 (17.39%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Load Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) AspectJ
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Groovy
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) ES6
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) SDET
2 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Avaya
2 1 (4.35%) IBM