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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 400 411 386
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.025% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.027% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £236 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% +62.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.32% +1.03%
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 11 (84.62%) MySQL
2 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
3 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
4 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
4 9 (69.23%) Video on Demand
4 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 9 (69.23%) XML
4 9 (69.23%) HTML
4 9 (69.23%) PHP
4 9 (69.23%) Web Development
4 9 (69.23%) JIRA
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
6 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Python
7 1 (7.69%) ISEB
7 1 (7.69%) DTV
7 1 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (7.69%) OO

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (69.23%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) JMeter
4 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.69%) Calabash
5 1 (7.69%) Robolectric
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) HTML
1 9 (69.23%) CSS
1 9 (69.23%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
2 9 (69.23%) Video on Demand
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) DTV
4 1 (7.69%) STB
4 1 (7.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Web Development
2 9 (69.23%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) ATDD
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA