The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 125 131 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £305 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.83 £36.00 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £36.00 £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
Software Test Engineer
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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2429 2640 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.62% 95.97% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1461 1630
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 244 212
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £305 +10.90% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Software Test 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 across the East of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) C
3 4 (40.00%) LabWindows
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Electronics
5 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (10.00%) RS-422
6 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Avionics
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Subversion

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Serena
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