The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 531 522 492
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 26 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.039% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.042% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +30.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £259 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £293
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 13
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -61.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -52.38%
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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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -4 13 £220 -12.00% 6
East of England +4 8 £350 - 11
South East -8 2 £265 -24.28% 7
West Midlands 0 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 1
London - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) Test Automation
3 22 (34.92%) Python
4 19 (30.16%) Linux
4 19 (30.16%) Electronics
5 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.05%) JIRA
6 12 (19.05%) Selenium
6 12 (19.05%) SQL
7 11 (17.46%) MySQL
7 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
7 11 (17.46%) Mobile App
8 10 (15.87%) CSS
8 10 (15.87%) XML
8 10 (15.87%) HTML
9 9 (14.29%) C
9 9 (14.29%) PHP
9 9 (14.29%) Automotive
9 9 (14.29%) ISEB
9 9 (14.29%) Web Development
9 9 (14.29%) Video on Demand
9 9 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 8 (12.70%) LabVIEW
10 8 (12.70%) C++
11 7 (11.11%) UML
11 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (11.11%) Google
11 7 (11.11%) GoogleTest

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.59%) IIS
1 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Simulink
1 1 (1.59%) Windchill
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) 2G
1 5 (7.94%) 3G
2 4 (6.35%) ZigBee
3 2 (3.17%) Wireless
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.59%) GPRS
4 1 (1.59%) GSM
4 1 (1.59%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) SSL
4 1 (1.59%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) JIRA
1 12 (19.05%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.70%) LabVIEW
4 7 (11.11%) GoogleTest
5 4 (6.35%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (4.76%) JMeter
7 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.59%) Subversion
8 1 (1.59%) MSTest
8 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.59%) FishEye
8 1 (1.59%) Calabash
8 1 (1.59%) Robolectric
General
1 19 (30.16%) Electronics
2 9 (14.29%) Automotive
3 6 (9.52%) Avionics
4 3 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Military
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) CSS
1 10 (15.87%) XML
1 10 (15.87%) HTML
2 2 (3.17%) REST
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) SOAP
2 2 (3.17%) WinForms
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) WSDL
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) WCF
3 1 (1.59%) WPF
3 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Mobile App
2 9 (14.29%) Video on Demand
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.76%) CAN bus
5 2 (3.17%) Open Source
6 1 (1.59%) DTV
6 1 (1.59%) IPTV
6 1 (1.59%) STB
6 1 (1.59%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.59%) UNIX
6 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) Test Automation
3 17 (26.98%) Test Scripting
4 12 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Web Development
5 9 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 7 (11.11%) UML
6 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 5 (7.94%) OO
8 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
9 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.35%) Validation
10 3 (4.76%) OOD
10 3 (4.76%) SysML
10 3 (4.76%) Manual Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Black-Box Testing
11 2 (3.17%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.17%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Python
2 12 (19.05%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) C
3 9 (14.29%) PHP
4 8 (12.70%) C++
5 3 (4.76%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) DO-178B
2 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (3.17%) EMC
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) Software AG
3 1 (1.59%) VMware
3 1 (1.59%) IBM
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
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