The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.23% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
-29.82% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
402 184 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.36% 96.34% 89.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 108 118
Average daily rate £400 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -52.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £22.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Test Engineer
East of England

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (100.00%) RSpec
1 1 (100.00%) MSTest
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA