The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West 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 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
England / North West
Rank - 157 147
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.027% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.028% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £284 £298
% change year-on-year
+23.34% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 3570 3150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 94.90% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 2138 1737
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 190 204
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the North West region.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the North West region.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (33.33%) SQLPlus
2 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Robot

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (33.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Robot
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle