The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 419 410 407
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.009% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.009% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£260 £170 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -47.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £290
% change year-on-year
- -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +26.21%
Software Test Engineer
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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 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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) eggPlant
4 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) eggPlant
2 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat