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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank - 139 109
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £238 £285
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
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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
2848 2991 2086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.68% 92.37% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1840 1244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 186 150
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.93 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
1 6 (54.55%) Electronics
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) GoogleTest
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Automotive
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
4 2 (18.18%) Avionics
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
5 1 (9.09%) QA
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
5 1 (9.09%) PLM
5 1 (9.09%) Windchill
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Windchill
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) GoogleTest
2 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (54.55%) Electronics
2 3 (27.27%) Automotive
3 2 (18.18%) Avionics
4 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) CAN bus
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) PLM
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) C
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) HP