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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 531 558 551
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 34 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.080% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.084% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 12
Median daily rate £388 £319 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.56% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £234 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £451 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 24
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +34.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £31.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.32 £46.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +43.85%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +22 15 £400 -3.03% 5
East of England 0 5 £388 +28.09% 8
West Midlands -3 5 - - 2
East Midlands +4 4 - - 3
South East +11 2 £375 - 9
South West -3 2 - - 5
North West - 1 - - 4
Software Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (45.98%) Java
2 36 (41.38%) Selenium
3 34 (39.08%) BDD
4 31 (35.63%) Cucumber
5 22 (25.29%) QA
6 19 (21.84%) ISTQB
6 19 (21.84%) Software Engineering
6 19 (21.84%) ISEB
7 17 (19.54%) TDD
7 17 (19.54%) Software Testing
7 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
8 16 (18.39%) Ruby
8 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
8 16 (18.39%) C#
9 15 (17.24%) Automated Testing
9 15 (17.24%) SDET
10 13 (14.94%) Unit Testing
10 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
10 13 (14.94%) JIRA
10 13 (14.94%) Python
11 12 (13.79%) C++
11 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
12 11 (12.64%) Gherkin
12 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
12 11 (12.64%) Test Strategy
12 11 (12.64%) Pair Programming
13 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
14 9 (10.34%) SoapUI

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 (4.60%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
4 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) MS Office
1 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) MQTT
2 3 (3.45%) Network Security
2 3 (3.45%) RS-422
3 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 36 (41.38%) Selenium
2 31 (35.63%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.94%) JIRA
4 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.49%) WebDriver
6 9 (10.34%) SoapUI
7 8 (9.20%) Ant
7 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.20%) Maven
8 6 (6.90%) Appium
9 5 (5.75%) GitLab
9 5 (5.75%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.60%) Calabash
10 4 (4.60%) Concordion
10 4 (4.60%) LabVIEW
10 4 (4.60%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.45%) Subversion
11 3 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 5 (5.75%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.45%) Automotive
2 3 (3.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Electronics
3 2 (2.30%) Games
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.15%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.64%) Gherkin
2 8 (9.20%) SOAP
2 8 (9.20%) Web Services
3 7 (8.05%) HTML
3 7 (8.05%) XML
4 6 (6.90%) .NET
4 6 (6.90%) CSS
5 5 (5.75%) JSON
5 5 (5.75%) RESTful
6 4 (4.60%) Guice
6 4 (4.60%) Kafka
6 4 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.45%) HTML5
7 3 (3.45%) Node.js
7 3 (3.45%) REST
8 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.30%) jQuery
8 2 (2.30%) XHTML
9 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) SCADA
4 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) IVR
4 1 (1.15%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Android
1 8 (9.20%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.05%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.08%) BDD
3 19 (21.84%) Software Engineering
4 17 (19.54%) Software Testing
4 17 (19.54%) TDD
4 17 (19.54%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.24%) Automated Testing
6 13 (14.94%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.64%) Integration Testing
7 11 (12.64%) Pair Programming
7 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.64%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.34%) SDLC
9 8 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.05%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.05%) Refactoring
10 7 (8.05%) Scrum
11 6 (6.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (45.98%) Java
2 16 (18.39%) C#
2 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
2 16 (18.39%) Ruby
3 13 (14.94%) Python
4 12 (13.79%) C++
5 9 (10.34%) SQL
6 7 (8.05%) C
7 4 (4.60%) AspectJ
7 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.60%) Groovy
8 2 (2.30%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.15%) ES6
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ISEB
1 19 (21.84%) ISTQB
2 13 (14.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) Degree
3 8 (9.20%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.29%) QA
2 15 (17.24%) SDET
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) Puppet
2 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.75%) IBM
2 4 (4.60%) Google
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Serena
4 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.30%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.30%) HP
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.15%) Avaya
5 1 (1.15%) Sun
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