Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Development Engineer was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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 Development Engineer
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 864 892
Rank change year-on-year +16 +28 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Test Development Engineer 25 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.022% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 10
UK median daily rate £481 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -12.50% +31.15%
10th Percentile £374 £289 £278
90th Percentile £550 £395 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £425
% change year-on-year +33.33% -20.59% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
UK median hourly rate - £41.25 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +30.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +30.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Test Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 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
England +12 25 £481 +28.33% 4
London -8 18 £488 +30.00% 2
UK excluding London +48 7 £450 +33.33% 2
East of England -5 4 £450 -
South East -7 2 £488 +30.00%
North of England - 1 £388 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £388 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 23 (92.00%) SDET
2 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (76.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (76.00%) Java
4 17 (68.00%) JIRA
5 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (56.00%) Python
6 14 (56.00%) BDD
7 12 (48.00%) Selenium
8 11 (44.00%) Confluence
8 11 (44.00%) JBehave
9 10 (40.00%) Gherkin
10 9 (36.00%) Ruby
10 9 (36.00%) Test Management
11 8 (32.00%) REST
11 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
11 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (32.00%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (28.00%) JSON
12 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
12 7 (28.00%) TDD
12 7 (28.00%) Web Services
13 6 (24.00%) C#
13 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
13 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
13 6 (24.00%) TestRail
13 6 (24.00%) SaaS
13 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (24.00%) Node.js
14 5 (20.00%) ATDD

Test Development Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 11 (44.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (24.00%) SaaS
2 3 (12.00%) GitHub
2 3 (12.00%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (4.00%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (76.00%) Cucumber
2 17 (68.00%) JIRA
3 12 (48.00%) Selenium
4 11 (44.00%) JBehave
5 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (32.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (24.00%) TestRail
7 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 4 (16.00%) Gerrit
8 4 (16.00%) GitLab
8 4 (16.00%) IntelliJ
8 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (12.00%) Appium
9 3 (12.00%) JUnit
9 3 (12.00%) Maven
9 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (12.00%) Zephyr
10 2 (8.00%) Gatling
10 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
10 2 (8.00%) TestNG
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (32.00%) REST
3 7 (28.00%) JSON
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (24.00%) Node.js
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 2 (8.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
6 1 (4.00%) SOAP
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) RIA
3 1 (4.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (4.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (4.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Android
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) SDET
2 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (56.00%) BDD
5 9 (36.00%) Test Management
6 8 (32.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (20.00%) ATDD
9 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (20.00%) DevOps
9 5 (20.00%) Scrum
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
11 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
11 3 (12.00%) Mobile Development
11 3 (12.00%) Open Source
12 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Java
2 14 (56.00%) Python
3 9 (36.00%) Ruby
4 6 (24.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) Perl
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Sonatype