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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / London
Rank 394 421 413
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 12 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.062% 0.019% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.020% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Median daily rate £425 £431 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +91.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £192 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £284 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.14% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%

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
18431 20097 20183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.79% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13201 14255 14185
Median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 299 332
Median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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
City of London - 3 £425 - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 London region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (79.31%) BDD
2 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (58.62%) Java
3 17 (58.62%) Selenium
4 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
5 15 (51.72%) TDD
6 10 (34.48%) SDET
7 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (31.03%) C#
7 9 (31.03%) Web Services
7 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
7 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
7 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
8 8 (27.59%) QA
9 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
9 7 (24.14%) SOAP
9 7 (24.14%) Pair Programming
10 6 (20.69%) JSON
10 6 (20.69%) JIRA
11 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (17.24%) Android
11 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
11 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
11 5 (17.24%) RESTful
11 5 (17.24%) GitHub
11 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
11 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
11 5 (17.24%) Maven
11 5 (17.24%) XML
11 5 (17.24%) HTML

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 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) MQTT
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
3 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
3 9 (31.03%) WebDriver
4 6 (20.69%) JIRA
5 5 (17.24%) Ant
5 5 (17.24%) Appium
5 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.24%) GitLab
5 5 (17.24%) Maven
5 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
6 4 (13.79%) Android Studio
6 4 (13.79%) Calabash
6 4 (13.79%) Concordion
6 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
6 4 (13.79%) SonarQube
6 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
6 4 (13.79%) Xcode
7 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 7 (24.14%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) JSON
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) RESTful
4 5 (17.24%) XML
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
5 4 (13.79%) Guice
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) Kafka
5 4 (13.79%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (13.79%) REST
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.34%) jQuery
6 3 (10.34%) Node.js
6 3 (10.34%) XHTML
7 2 (6.90%) React
8 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.45%) Equities
1 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Android
1 5 (17.24%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) BDD
2 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Pair Programming
5 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) DevOps
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Microservices
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 3 (10.34%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) AspectJ
3 4 (13.79%) Groovy
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 3 (10.34%) Apple Swift
4 3 (10.34%) C++
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) SDET
2 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Google
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) TOWER Software
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