The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +140.00%
Software Test Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
923 1128 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.06% 96.08% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 550 500
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 53 63
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Test Engineer
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) SDET

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM