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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 124 116 124
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £350 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £284 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.14% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £41.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%

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
2081 2273 2492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.68% 96.03% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1343 1456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 194 232
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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
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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +3 2 £338 +20.53% 11
Bedfordshire - 2 £416 -
Hertfordshire -9 1 £350 - 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 27 February 2017, 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 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) C
3 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 3 (27.27%) Android
4 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Tcl
5 2 (18.18%) Code Coverage
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Electronics
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
5 2 (18.18%) Serena
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) LabWindows
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
1 2 (18.18%) RS-422
1 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) LabVIEW
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) Appium
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) Calabash
3 1 (9.09%) Capybara
3 1 (9.09%) JBehave
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Code Coverage
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Signal Processing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) API Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) C
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Tcl
6 1 (9.09%) Perl
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Serena
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Xamarin