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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 594 591 580
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 25 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.053% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.056% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 18
Median daily rate £400 £275 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £199 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £408 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £36.50 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.02 £44.10 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.49% +3.07%
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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
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 £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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
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 June 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
London +12 10 £413 +27.21% 2
South East +4 6 £368 +36.11% 9
South West +7 5 - - 3
East of England +16 2 - - 7
West Midlands -21 1 £400 +45.45% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 26 (40.63%) Software Engineering
2 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) Java
4 16 (25.00%) QA
5 15 (23.44%) Software Testing
5 15 (23.44%) Linux
5 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
6 14 (21.88%) C
7 13 (20.31%) Scrum
8 12 (18.75%) C++
8 12 (18.75%) BDD
9 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
9 10 (15.63%) Degree
9 10 (15.63%) Python
10 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
11 8 (12.50%) JIRA
11 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.50%) Web Services
11 8 (12.50%) C#
11 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.50%) SQL
11 8 (12.50%) MS Office
11 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.94%) Finance
12 7 (10.94%) QMS
12 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
13 6 (9.38%) Selenium
13 6 (9.38%) TDD

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 1 (1.56%) CMS
1 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) H.323
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.56%) RS-232
2 1 (1.56%) RS-422
2 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.13%) Neo4j
1 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Redis
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Cucumber
2 8 (12.50%) JIRA
3 6 (9.38%) Selenium
4 5 (7.81%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
6 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.56%) Capybara
7 1 (1.56%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.56%) JUnit
7 1 (1.56%) Maven
7 1 (1.56%) Mockito
7 1 (1.56%) NUnit
7 1 (1.56%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.56%) RSpec
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.25%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Avionics
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Military
5 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) Web Services
2 5 (7.81%) RESTful
2 5 (7.81%) XML
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (3.13%) Dropwizard
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) JAX-RS
4 2 (3.13%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.56%) Node.js
5 1 (1.56%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.13%) STB
3 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) Android
2 4 (6.25%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.69%) Unix
4 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.56%) Fedora
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) Software Engineering
2 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (23.44%) Software Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.31%) Scrum
5 12 (18.75%) BDD
6 9 (14.06%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.94%) Integration Testing
8 7 (10.94%) QMS
9 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
9 6 (9.38%) TDD
10 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.81%) Functional Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Automation Testing
12 3 (4.69%) Open Source
12 3 (4.69%) Requirements Management
12 3 (4.69%) Test Planning
12 3 (4.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) C
3 12 (18.75%) C++
4 10 (15.63%) Python
5 8 (12.50%) C#
5 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.50%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Groovy
7 4 (6.25%) Embedded C
7 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.69%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.69%) Perl
9 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 2 (3.13%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) Scala
10 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) ISEB
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (6.25%) SDET
3 1 (1.56%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.56%) FedRAMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.69%) Serena
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.56%) IBM
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