The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 43 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £271 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +140.00%
Software Test Engineer
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
358 304 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.50% 96.20% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 183 131
Average daily rate £400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
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 Cambridge

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware