The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gloucestershire 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 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank - 41 48
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 1.90% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.01% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £263 £323
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +42.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
343 448 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.23% 94.51% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 255 273
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 41
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +84.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.53 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Gloucestershire region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Gloucestershire region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Gloucestershire region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) Python
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) SDLC
3 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Maven
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Ant
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Cloudera
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Ant
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) SDLC
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 6 (66.67%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) DV Cleared
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
1 2 (22.22%) Cloudera
1 2 (22.22%) HP