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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 561 567 496
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 22 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.030% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.033% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Average daily rate
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£270 £238 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.68% -22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £170 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £378 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £238 £285
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -14.47%
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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
46651 45814 39905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.37% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28796 28459 23430
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1839 1844 2046
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
South East -14 9 £325 +13.04% 2
London -8 6 £200 -26.60% 3
East of England +9 3 £275 +37.50% 11
West Midlands - 3 £263 -
North East - 1 £200 -
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) Python
3 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.00%) Electronics
6 9 (18.00%) SQL
7 7 (14.00%) C
7 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.00%) C#
8 6 (12.00%) ISEB
8 6 (12.00%) LabVIEW
9 5 (10.00%) Automotive
9 5 (10.00%) C++
9 5 (10.00%) GoogleTest
9 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.00%) Google
9 5 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (10.00%) Validation
9 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.00%) ZigBee
10 4 (8.00%) JIRA
10 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (8.00%) 3G

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Windchill
2 1 (2.00%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) 3G
1 4 (8.00%) 2G
1 4 (8.00%) ZigBee
2 3 (6.00%) Wireless
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) LTE
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.00%) ATM
4 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) LabVIEW
2 5 (10.00%) GoogleTest
3 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.00%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Subversion
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 12 (24.00%) Electronics
2 5 (10.00%) Automotive
3 4 (8.00%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.00%) Military
4 2 (4.00%) Avionics
5 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) XSL
3 1 (2.00%) WinForms
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Android
4 2 (4.00%) CentOS
4 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.00%) UML
9 2 (4.00%) Scrum
9 2 (4.00%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.00%) System Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
9 2 (4.00%) Line Management
10 1 (2.00%) Coaching
10 1 (2.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) Python
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 5 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) ISEB
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
1 3 (6.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.00%) GCP
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Google
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) EMC
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
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