Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Testing Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Testing Engineer
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 900 884
Rank change year-on-year +55 -16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.007% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
UK median daily rate £338 £313 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -37.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £284 £264 £450
90th Percentile £381 £326 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £313 -
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 90422 104428 107002
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 58668 67939 66296
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2875 3108 4133
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.80 £47.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Testing Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Engineer in the UK

Testing Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Engineer in the UK

Testing Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Engineer in the UK

Testing Engineer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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 +53 4 £338 +8.00% 2
UK excluding London +45 3 £338 +8.00% 2
South East +24 3 £338 +35.00% 2
London +6 1 - -

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Testing 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 Testing Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Separation of Concerns
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (25.00%) RS-232
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio

Testing 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) RS-232
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Handset
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) API Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
1 1 (25.00%) Separation of Concerns
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (25.00%) Brocade
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware