The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 410 384 420
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.025% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £273 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £375 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £285 £315
% change year-on-year
-29.82% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Test Engineer
England

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £375 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Android
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 4 (50.00%) Symbian
3 4 (50.00%) Nokia
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (37.50%) iOS SDK
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) STB
6 1 (12.50%) Games
6 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) Python

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Jasmine
2 1 (12.50%) Cobertura
2 1 (12.50%) Calabash
2 1 (12.50%) CodeNarc
2 1 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) STB
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Android
2 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) ATDD
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Symbian
1 4 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com