The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -13.04%
Software Test Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
443 267 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.86% 94.68% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 147 246
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Black-Box Testing