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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 397 415 399
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.012% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.013% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Average daily rate
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£270 £353 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £241 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £233
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +28.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Test Engineer
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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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Groovy
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) STB
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ATDD
1 2 (50.00%) Calabash
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CodeNarc
2 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) VB

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Calabash
2 1 (25.00%) CodeNarc
2 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) Cobertura
2 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) ATDD
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com