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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 592 584 548
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 34 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.058% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 18
Median daily rate £351 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £189 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £375 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £39.88 £42.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £37.60 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £48.26 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +26.66%
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
46767 46633 45417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.73% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30873 29254 28503
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1874 1952
Median hourly rate £17.95 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 West +7 14 £316 - 2
London -3 7 £425 +45.29% 3
East of England +9 4 £305 +10.90% 5
South East -15 4 £225 -20.00% 12
West Midlands -5 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £243 - 6
East Midlands - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Software Engineering
3 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
4 17 (26.15%) Software Testing
5 16 (24.62%) QA
6 15 (23.08%) C
7 13 (20.00%) Java
8 12 (18.46%) Scrum
8 12 (18.46%) BDD
9 11 (16.92%) C++
9 11 (16.92%) Linux
10 10 (15.38%) C#
10 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 9 (13.85%) MS Office
11 9 (13.85%) Python
11 9 (13.85%) JIRA
11 9 (13.85%) Selenium
11 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
12 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Web Services
12 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
12 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.77%) ISEB
13 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
13 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
14 6 (9.23%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
14 6 (9.23%) QMS
14 6 (9.23%) RESTful

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 2 (3.08%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Office
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) HTTP
2 2 (3.08%) H.323
2 2 (3.08%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.54%) RS-232
3 1 (1.54%) RS-422
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.08%) Neo4j
1 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Cucumber
1 9 (13.85%) JIRA
1 9 (13.85%) Selenium
2 6 (9.23%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) Subversion
5 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.54%) Calabash
5 1 (1.54%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.54%) JUnit
5 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) Mockito
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
5 1 (1.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (7.69%) Aerospace
1 5 (7.69%) Electronics
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Avionics
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Military
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) Web Services
2 6 (9.23%) RESTful
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
4 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 3 (4.62%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) Dropwizard
6 2 (3.08%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.08%) XML
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.54%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) jQuery
7 1 (1.54%) SOAP
7 1 (1.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.54%) MPEG
4 1 (1.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Android
2 5 (7.69%) Unix
3 4 (6.15%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.15%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Fedora
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.23%) Software Engineering
3 18 (27.69%) Test Automation
4 17 (26.15%) Software Testing
5 12 (18.46%) BDD
5 12 (18.46%) Scrum
6 8 (12.31%) Automated Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.23%) QMS
9 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.69%) TDD
10 4 (6.15%) Validation
11 3 (4.62%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Manual Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Open Source
11 3 (4.62%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) C++
4 10 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.85%) Python
6 5 (7.69%) Groovy
6 5 (7.69%) SQL
7 4 (6.15%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.62%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.62%) Perl
9 2 (3.08%) PHP
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby
9 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.54%) Scala
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) ISEB
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (24.62%) QA
2 4 (6.15%) DO-178B
3 2 (3.08%) SDET
4 1 (1.54%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Serena
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) Wind River
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