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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +26.66%
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 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
3676 3472 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 94.71% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2212 1949 1561
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 17 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 North West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Neo4j
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Dropwizard

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) Neo4j
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 1 (100.00%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java