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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 569 608 572
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 48 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.055% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.058% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 32
Median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £294 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.34% -16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.49 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £38.00 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
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
46288 49909 49165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30548 32428 30599
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 1920 2004
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +18 13 £400 +23.07% 6
South East +17 11 £313 +4.16% 4
South West +17 11 - - 6
East of England +14 7 £275 -18.51% 10
North West +6 3 £350 -31.70% 3
West Midlands -16 2 - -
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (42.11%) Software Engineering
1 32 (42.11%) Java
2 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.32%) Selenium
3 20 (26.32%) BDD
4 18 (23.68%) QA
5 17 (22.37%) Automated Testing
6 16 (21.05%) TDD
6 16 (21.05%) Scrum
6 16 (21.05%) Python
6 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
7 15 (19.74%) Cucumber
7 15 (19.74%) C
7 15 (19.74%) Degree
8 14 (18.42%) Integration Testing
9 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
9 13 (17.11%) Linux
10 12 (15.79%) C++
10 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 12 (15.79%) SQL
10 12 (15.79%) Finance
10 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
11 11 (14.47%) JIRA
11 11 (14.47%) C#
11 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
12 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
13 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (11.84%) SDLC
13 9 (11.84%) SDET

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 4 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.63%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) MQTT
1 4 (5.26%) RS-422
2 1 (1.32%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Redis
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Selenium
2 15 (19.74%) Cucumber
3 11 (14.47%) JIRA
4 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.58%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.58%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.95%) Ant
7 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.95%) JUnit
7 3 (3.95%) Maven
7 3 (3.95%) TestNG
7 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.63%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.63%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.63%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) RESTful
1 8 (10.53%) XML
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.58%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) Kafka
4 4 (5.26%) Node.js
4 4 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.32%) JSON
6 1 (1.32%) React
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.63%) STB
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) IVR
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) MPEG
3 1 (1.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Unix
4 3 (3.95%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.32%) Fedora
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 29 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (26.32%) BDD
4 17 (22.37%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Scrum
5 16 (21.05%) TDD
5 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.42%) Integration Testing
7 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.84%) SDLC
11 8 (10.53%) Pair Programming
12 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
12 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
13 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (7.89%) Exploratory Testing
13 6 (7.89%) Functional Testing
13 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
13 6 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Java
2 16 (21.05%) Python
3 15 (19.74%) C
4 12 (15.79%) C++
4 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.79%) SQL
5 11 (14.47%) C#
6 9 (11.84%) Ruby
6 9 (11.84%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.63%) Groovy
10 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
10 1 (1.32%) Scala
10 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
1 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.11%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (10.53%) ISEB
4 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) QA
2 9 (11.84%) SDET
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Serena
4 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Avaya
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) Xamarin
London
Nakama
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
BGL Group
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago