The median contractor rate for a Testing Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 641 639
Rank change year-on-year +40 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Engineer 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.008% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 -
% change year-on-year +20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Testing Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +40 2 £375 +20.00%
London +26 1 - -
South East +24 1 £375 -
Crawley - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
City of London - 1 - -

Testing Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) REST

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) API Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Separation of Concerns
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware