The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 589 595 564
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 33 25 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.048% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.051% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 30
Median daily rate £380 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.17% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £415 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £16.26 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £34.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -
Software Test Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47229 49071 46876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.85% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31077 31733 28907
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1851 1923
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
South East +16 13 £313 +11.11% 8
London -1 8 £425 +26.20% 7
East of England +21 5 - - 13
South West -7 3 - - 6
West Midlands -24 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
2 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (28.17%) Java
4 19 (26.76%) Scrum
5 18 (25.35%) Test Automation
6 17 (23.94%) C
7 16 (22.54%) Linux
8 15 (21.13%) QA
9 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
9 14 (19.72%) BDD
10 13 (18.31%) Degree
10 13 (18.31%) C++
11 12 (16.90%) Python
11 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
11 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
12 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
12 11 (15.49%) Integration Testing
12 11 (15.49%) C#
12 11 (15.49%) Finance
13 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
13 10 (14.08%) ISTQB
13 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.68%) Selenium
14 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
14 9 (12.68%) SQL
14 9 (12.68%) Web Services
15 8 (11.27%) MS Office
15 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
15 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
15 8 (11.27%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) CMS
1 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.41%) IIS
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) HTTP
1 3 (4.23%) RS-422
2 1 (1.41%) H.323
2 1 (1.41%) RS-232
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Cucumber
2 9 (12.68%) Selenium
3 8 (11.27%) JIRA
4 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.23%) JUnit
7 3 (4.23%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.82%) Maven
8 2 (2.82%) Subversion
8 2 (2.82%) TestNG
9 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.41%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.41%) JBehave
9 1 (1.41%) Mockito
9 1 (1.41%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.41%) RSpec
9 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Electronics
3 3 (4.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.41%) Avionics
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) Web Services
2 7 (9.86%) RESTful
2 7 (9.86%) XML
3 6 (8.45%) .NET
4 3 (4.23%) HTML
5 2 (2.82%) Dropwizard
5 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.82%) JAX-RS
5 2 (2.82%) REST
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.41%) JSON
6 1 (1.41%) Node.js
6 1 (1.41%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.82%) STB
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Android
4 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Fedora
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Software Engineering
2 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Scrum
4 18 (25.35%) Test Automation
5 14 (19.72%) BDD
5 14 (19.72%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.90%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Automated Testing
7 11 (15.49%) Integration Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
9 8 (11.27%) TDD
10 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.86%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
11 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (7.04%) Functional Testing
12 5 (7.04%) QMS
12 5 (7.04%) Test Strategy
13 4 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) Java
2 17 (23.94%) C
3 13 (18.31%) C++
4 12 (16.90%) Python
5 11 (15.49%) C#
6 9 (12.68%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.68%) SQL
7 8 (11.27%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.04%) Groovy
8 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.63%) Ruby
10 3 (4.23%) Perl
11 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.82%) PHP
12 1 (1.41%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.41%) Scala
12 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) ISTQB
2 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (9.86%) ISEB
4 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) QA
2 6 (8.45%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.23%) Serena
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
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