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 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 536 578 555
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 31 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.069% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.073% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 15
Median daily rate £400 £364 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +13.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £211 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £541 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £284 £298
% change year-on-year
+23.34% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.69%
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 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
39610 45350 44481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26011 29610 27899
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1415 1523 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London +30 13 £413 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +8 6 - - 1
East of England -1 4 £369 +31.69% 10
South East +23 3 £375 +30.43% 7
East Midlands +4 3 - - 1
South West -1 2 - - 8
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.58%) BDD
3 35 (42.17%) Java
4 32 (38.55%) Selenium
5 28 (33.73%) Cucumber
6 22 (26.51%) QA
7 21 (25.30%) TDD
7 21 (25.30%) Test Scripting
8 20 (24.10%) C#
9 19 (22.89%) ISEB
10 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
10 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
11 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
12 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
13 15 (18.07%) Ruby
13 15 (18.07%) Unit Testing
14 14 (16.87%) SDET
15 13 (15.66%) JIRA
15 13 (15.66%) C++
16 12 (14.46%) Python
16 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
16 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
16 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
16 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
17 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
17 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
18 10 (12.05%) Web Services
18 10 (12.05%) Pair Programming
18 10 (12.05%) Apple iOS
18 10 (12.05%) Android

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 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) GitHub
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) MQTT
2 3 (3.61%) Network Security
3 2 (2.41%) RS-422
4 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) Selenium
2 28 (33.73%) Cucumber
3 13 (15.66%) JIRA
4 12 (14.46%) Jenkins
5 11 (13.25%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.84%) SoapUI
7 8 (9.64%) Ant
7 8 (9.64%) Maven
8 7 (8.43%) Appium
9 5 (6.02%) Calabash
9 5 (6.02%) GitLab
9 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
9 5 (6.02%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.82%) Android Studio
10 4 (4.82%) Concordion
10 4 (4.82%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.82%) Xcode
General
1 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.61%) Automotive
3 3 (3.61%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Games
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Web Services
2 9 (10.84%) Gherkin
3 8 (9.64%) SOAP
3 8 (9.64%) XML
4 7 (8.43%) .NET
4 7 (8.43%) HTML
4 7 (8.43%) JSON
5 6 (7.23%) CSS
6 5 (6.02%) REST
6 5 (6.02%) RESTful
7 4 (4.82%) Guice
7 4 (4.82%) HTML5
7 4 (4.82%) Kafka
7 4 (4.82%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.61%) jQuery
8 3 (3.61%) Node.js
8 3 (3.61%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (3.61%) XHTML
9 2 (2.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.41%) SCADA
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.20%) Equities
3 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.20%) IVR
3 1 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Android
1 10 (12.05%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.43%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows
4 4 (4.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (44.58%) BDD
3 21 (25.30%) TDD
3 21 (25.30%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.69%) Software Engineering
4 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
5 15 (18.07%) Unit Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Integration Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.05%) Pair Programming
8 9 (10.84%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
9 7 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (8.43%) Scrum
9 7 (8.43%) SDLC
10 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.23%) Functional Testing
10 6 (7.23%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) Java
2 20 (24.10%) C#
3 16 (19.28%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.07%) Ruby
5 13 (15.66%) C++
6 12 (14.46%) Python
7 7 (8.43%) SQL
8 6 (7.23%) C
9 4 (4.82%) AspectJ
9 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.82%) Groovy
10 3 (3.61%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.41%) Perl
12 1 (1.20%) ES6
12 1 (1.20%) Scala
12 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.20%) Tcl
12 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) ISEB
2 17 (20.48%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.43%) Degree
5 6 (7.23%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (26.51%) QA
2 14 (16.87%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Puppet
2 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.02%) IBM
2 4 (4.82%) Google
3 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.41%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.41%) HP
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.41%) Serena
3 2 (2.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.20%) Avaya
4 1 (1.20%) TOWER Software
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