The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 550 498 519
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 16 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.071% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.076% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 15
Average daily rate £225 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.22% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £278 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £360 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £27.50 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.95%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Software Test Engineer
UK

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 16 April 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
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 16 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
East of England -30 7 £200 -27.27% 11
South East -20 4 £288 +0.87% 4
South West -14 3 £263 - 1
London -39 2 £273 -27.33% 6
Yorkshire - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Windows
3 12 (31.58%) OO
3 12 (31.58%) C#
3 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Selenium
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
5 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (18.42%) Silverlight
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (18.42%) .NET
6 7 (18.42%) Java
6 7 (18.42%) Web Services
7 6 (15.79%) Python
7 6 (15.79%) OOD
7 6 (15.79%) ISEB
7 6 (15.79%) Internet
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) QA
7 6 (15.79%) IPTV
7 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) REST
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) JSON
8 5 (13.16%) JIRA

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
2 4 (10.53%) Wireless
3 3 (7.89%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) TETRA
4 1 (2.63%) DVB
4 1 (2.63%) TELNET
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.63%) Broadband
4 1 (2.63%) GSM
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) FitNesse
3 4 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.89%) ClearQuest
4 3 (7.89%) LabVIEW
5 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) MSTest
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Cobertura
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.63%) RSpec
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (2.63%) Avionics
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
1 7 (18.42%) Silverlight
2 5 (13.16%) JSON
2 5 (13.16%) REST
2 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) iOS SDK
3 3 (7.89%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) JSP
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) DOM
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) IPTV
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.26%) Firmware
4 2 (5.26%) STB
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) DTV
5 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Android
2 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Test Automation
2 12 (31.58%) OO
2 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.05%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) OOD
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
6 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 3 (7.89%) System Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Testing
8 3 (7.89%) User Stories
8 3 (7.89%) ERP
8 3 (7.89%) Extreme Programming
9 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) C++
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) C
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) Ada
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Korn
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) TTCN
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Symbian
1 4 (10.53%) Nokia
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) Telelogic
3 1 (2.63%) HP
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