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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 543 529 559
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 37 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.069% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.074% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
Average daily rate
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£373 £263 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £162 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £380 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £310
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.20 £31.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Software Test Engineer
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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
London +21 13 £375 -1.31% 4
South West -31 11 £450 +46.34%
East of England -18 7 £350 +20.68% 12
South East -26 4 £265 +0.95% 7
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 2
North West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 4
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.00%) JIRA
3 13 (26.00%) Selenium
3 13 (26.00%) MySQL
4 12 (24.00%) C++
4 12 (24.00%) Linux
5 11 (22.00%) C
5 11 (22.00%) Mobile App
6 10 (20.00%) DO-178B
6 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (20.00%) PHP
6 10 (20.00%) HTML
6 10 (20.00%) XML
6 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Web Development
7 9 (18.00%) CSS
7 9 (18.00%) Video on Demand
8 8 (16.00%) Avionics
8 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (14.00%) Electronics
10 5 (10.00%) IBM
10 5 (10.00%) UNIX
10 5 (10.00%) Java
10 5 (10.00%) UML
10 5 (10.00%) Python

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (4.00%) GPRS
3 1 (2.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) 2G
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) 3G
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) GSM
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) JIRA
1 13 (26.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.00%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (10.00%) LabVIEW
5 3 (6.00%) JMeter
6 2 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.00%) Calabash
7 1 (2.00%) FishEye
7 1 (2.00%) Robolectric
7 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Avionics
2 7 (14.00%) Electronics
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.00%) Military
5 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.00%) Automotive
6 1 (2.00%) Finance
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) HTML
1 10 (20.00%) XML
2 9 (18.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) WSDL
4 1 (2.00%) JMS
4 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (18.00%) Video on Demand
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) CAN bus
4 3 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (6.00%) STB
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (4.00%) HACMP
5 2 (4.00%) Open Source
6 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.00%) DTV
6 1 (2.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.00%) Android
5 2 (4.00%) AIX
5 2 (4.00%) HPUX
5 2 (4.00%) Solaris
5 2 (4.00%) NetWare
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (18.00%) Web Development
5 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.00%) UML
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 2 (4.00%) TDD
9 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.00%) SysML
9 2 (4.00%) ERP
9 2 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) C++
2 11 (22.00%) C
3 10 (20.00%) PHP
4 5 (10.00%) Java
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) Ruby
6 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) Perl
6 3 (6.00%) Korn
7 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.00%) Ada
8 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.00%) Groovy
8 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB
4 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (4.00%) VMware
2 2 (4.00%) Hitachi
2 2 (4.00%) Veritas
2 2 (4.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) Compaq
2 2 (4.00%) EMC
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.00%) Software AG
3 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 20 days ago
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