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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 569 542 534
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 17 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.027% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.029% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
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£275 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +26.21%
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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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 East -9 8 £275 -15.38% 4
London -9 5 £260 +52.94% 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East of England -1 1 £275 - 9
North East - 1 £200 - 1
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Validation
3 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) C#
5 5 (13.89%) Python
6 4 (11.11%) C++
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (11.11%) XML
6 4 (11.11%) Electronics
6 4 (11.11%) Aerospace
6 4 (11.11%) Military
6 4 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (8.33%) Android
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless
7 3 (8.33%) UML

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
1 3 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (2.78%) 2G
2 1 (2.78%) VDSL
2 1 (2.78%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.78%) LTE
2 1 (2.78%) 3G
2 1 (2.78%) DSLAM
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.78%) ADSL
2 1 (2.78%) ATM
2 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.78%) GSM
2 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 4 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.56%) eggPlant
4 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.78%) MSTest
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) JMeter
5 1 (2.78%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.78%) NUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (11.11%) Electronics
1 4 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 4 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (2.78%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.78%) Avionics
2 1 (2.78%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) XSL
3 1 (2.78%) WinForms
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.78%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.78%) MPEG
3 1 (2.78%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 7 (19.44%) Validation
2 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
3 6 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) UML
5 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.56%) Line Management
6 2 (5.56%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) SysML
7 1 (2.78%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C#
1 5 (13.89%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) C++
3 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 3 (8.33%) C
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
1 2 (5.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.78%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) EMC
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle