The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 423 417 407
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 10 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.044% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.046% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 15
Median daily rate £413 £324 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.21% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £242 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £408 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.49% +3.07%
Software Test Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London +35 3 £488 +30.00%
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) SDET
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) C
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) ISEB
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
6 2 (15.38%) Mathematics

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Neo4j
1 1 (7.69%) Redis
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) Capybara
4 1 (7.69%) GoogleTest
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) Mockito
4 1 (7.69%) RSpec
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) WATIR
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
2 1 (7.69%) Dropwizard
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) JAX-RS
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) MPEG
2 1 (7.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) C++
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
1 4 (30.77%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft