The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 132 135 129
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 11 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.47% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.49% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £280 £238 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -13.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £303 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.39% -13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +44.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.35%
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2652 3057 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.05% 95.77% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 2073 2029
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 152 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +3 6 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 - -
Somerset +22 1 £280 -20.00% 2
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South West region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Selenium
3 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Python
4 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 8 (47.06%) SDLC
5 7 (41.18%) Ruby
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) BDD
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
9 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
9 2 (11.76%) IBM
9 2 (11.76%) HP
9 2 (11.76%) Ant
9 2 (11.76%) Automotive
9 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.76%) Maven
9 2 (11.76%) Unix
9 2 (11.76%) JIRA
9 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
9 2 (11.76%) Cloudera
9 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE

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

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Ant
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
1 8 (47.06%) SDLC
2 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (5.88%) QMS
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
1 9 (52.94%) Python
2 7 (41.18%) Ruby
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 11 (64.71%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) ISO 9000
2 1 (5.88%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
1 2 (11.76%) Cloudera
1 2 (11.76%) HP
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
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