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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 430 433 426
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 13 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.057% 0.009% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.009% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 15
Median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +13.33%
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
21646 22266 22990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.99% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15388 15710 15942
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 349 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 +24 3 - - 1
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) TDD
2 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) BDD
3 8 (34.78%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) QA
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (26.09%) SDET
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) RESTful
7 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
7 4 (17.39%) Puppet
7 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (17.39%) Node.js
7 4 (17.39%) Kafka
7 4 (17.39%) MQTT
7 4 (17.39%) Microservices
7 4 (17.39%) C++
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing

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 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) TeamCity
4 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
5 2 (8.70%) JUnit
5 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.70%) TestNG
6 1 (4.35%) Capybara
6 1 (4.35%) GoogleTest
6 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
6 1 (4.35%) RSpec
6 1 (4.35%) WATIR
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) Kafka
2 4 (17.39%) Node.js
2 4 (17.39%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.04%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) React
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) MPEG
2 1 (4.35%) Robotics
2 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) BDD
2 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
5 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 6 (26.09%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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