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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 561 577 557
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 53 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.076% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.080% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 22
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £217 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £423 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +40.35%
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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 18 £388 -8.82% 4
South East +20 11 £438 +34.61% 4
South West +5 10 £280 +17.89% 2
East of England +4 5 £325 -7.14% 5
East Midlands -6 4 £310 -
North West +9 3 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £313 - 7
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 39 (42.86%) Java
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.97%) Software Engineering
4 29 (31.87%) Selenium
5 27 (29.67%) Cucumber
5 27 (29.67%) BDD
6 19 (20.88%) TDD
7 18 (19.78%) QA
7 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
8 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
8 17 (18.68%) Ruby
8 17 (18.68%) ISTQB
9 16 (17.58%) Software Testing
9 16 (17.58%) C++
9 16 (17.58%) Python
10 15 (16.48%) C
10 15 (16.48%) C#
10 15 (16.48%) Degree
10 15 (16.48%) Scrum
10 15 (16.48%) Integration Testing
11 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
11 14 (15.38%) Linux
12 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 13 (14.29%) ISEB
13 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
13 12 (13.19%) SDET
13 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
14 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
14 11 (12.09%) SDLC

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 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.20%) Confluence
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
3 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.10%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) MQTT
1 4 (4.40%) RS-422
2 3 (3.30%) Network Security
3 2 (2.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Selenium
2 27 (29.67%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.99%) JIRA
4 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.49%) Appium
5 5 (5.49%) SpecFlow
5 5 (5.49%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.49%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.40%) Ant
6 4 (4.40%) LabVIEW
6 4 (4.40%) Maven
7 3 (3.30%) Android Studio
7 3 (3.30%) Calabash
7 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.30%) JUnit
7 3 (3.30%) Subversion
7 3 (3.30%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.30%) Xcode
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Advertising
3 2 (2.20%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.20%) Automotive
3 2 (2.20%) Electronics
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Publishing
4 1 (1.10%) Games
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Gherkin
2 11 (12.09%) XML
3 8 (8.79%) .NET
4 7 (7.69%) HTML
5 6 (6.59%) CSS
5 6 (6.59%) RESTful
6 5 (5.49%) JSON
7 4 (4.40%) Kafka
7 4 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.30%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.30%) Node.js
8 3 (3.30%) REST
8 3 (3.30%) Web Services
9 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.20%) HTML5
9 2 (2.20%) jQuery
9 2 (2.20%) SOAP
9 2 (2.20%) XHTML
10 1 (1.10%) Qt
10 1 (1.10%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.20%) SCADA
3 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) IVR
3 1 (1.10%) Robotics
3 1 (1.10%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Android
3 6 (6.59%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.30%) Unix
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Software Engineering
3 27 (29.67%) BDD
4 19 (20.88%) TDD
5 18 (19.78%) Automated Testing
6 17 (18.68%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.58%) Software Testing
8 15 (16.48%) Integration Testing
8 15 (16.48%) Scrum
9 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 12 (13.19%) Test Automation
11 11 (12.09%) Pair Programming
11 11 (12.09%) SDLC
11 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
14 7 (7.69%) Manual Testing
14 7 (7.69%) Refactoring
14 7 (7.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) Java
2 17 (18.68%) Ruby
3 16 (17.58%) C++
3 16 (17.58%) Python
4 15 (16.48%) C
4 15 (16.48%) C#
5 13 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 11 (12.09%) SQL
7 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.20%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.10%) AspectJ
11 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.10%) ES6
11 1 (1.10%) Groovy
11 1 (1.10%) Perl
11 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) ISTQB
2 15 (16.48%) Degree
3 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.29%) ISEB
5 9 (9.89%) DV Cleared
5 9 (9.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (19.78%) QA
2 12 (13.19%) SDET
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Puppet
2 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (4.40%) IBM
2 4 (4.40%) Serena
3 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.20%) Cloudera
3 2 (2.20%) HP
3 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.10%) Avaya
4 1 (1.10%) Google
4 1 (1.10%) Sun
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Rate: From £30 to £40 per hour 30-40 ph (DOE)
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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