The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 129 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 19 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.042% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.046% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +59.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% +6.52%
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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
3128 2155 2523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.22% 91.55% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2017 1340 1419
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 187 198
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.30 £19.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.17% -1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £32.50 £45.00
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 the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (71.43%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Electronics
3 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (32.14%) DO-178B
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (28.57%) C++
5 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Google
6 7 (25.00%) Automotive
6 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (25.00%) GoogleTest
6 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Avionics
7 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) C
8 4 (14.29%) Validation
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) CAN bus
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
10 2 (7.14%) UML
10 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
10 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (3.57%) Test Management
11 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (57.14%) Electronics
2 7 (25.00%) Automotive
3 6 (21.43%) Avionics
4 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) REST
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) JMS
1 1 (3.57%) WSDL
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) CAN bus
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) UML
7 1 (3.57%) Test Management
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.57%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.57%) SOA
7 1 (3.57%) OOP
7 1 (3.57%) OO
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Python
2 8 (28.57%) C++
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) C
4 2 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (3.57%) Software AG
2 1 (3.57%) IBM