The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 611 595 580
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 37 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.059% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.062% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 17
Median daily rate £278 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £191 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £375 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £235 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £26.16 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.52 £46.63 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +26.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
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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
England -2 34 £351 +27.72% 36
South West +4 14 £316 - 2
London -11 7 £425 +45.29% 4
Wiltshire - 7 £235 -
Devon - 5 £398 -
East of England +13 4 £305 +10.90% 7
South East -14 4 £225 -20.00% 13
West Midlands -4 3 £400 +45.45%
Yorkshire - 3 £243 - 6
City of London +40 2 £456 +17.74% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 2 £305 +10.90% 3
Fife +7 2 £98 -
Cambridge +4 2 £305 +10.90% 3
Hampshire -4 2 £225 -32.07% 5
Scotland -17 2 £98 -61.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £235 - 6
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Yeovil - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £225 -
Bradford - 2 £235 -
Bradford-on-Avon - 2 £235 -
Eastbourne - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £398 -
Luton - 1 - -
Malvern - 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Software Testing
3 19 (26.76%) Test Automation
4 18 (25.35%) Software Engineering
5 16 (22.54%) QA
5 16 (22.54%) C
6 15 (21.13%) Python
7 14 (19.72%) Linux
8 13 (18.31%) Java
9 12 (16.90%) C++
9 12 (16.90%) BDD
10 11 (15.49%) MS Office
10 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
10 11 (15.49%) Scrum
10 11 (15.49%) Selenium
11 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.08%) ISEB
11 10 (14.08%) C#
12 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
12 9 (12.68%) SQL
12 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
13 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.27%) JIRA
13 8 (11.27%) Web Services
13 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Windows
14 6 (8.45%) Degree
14 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.82%) CMS
1 2 (2.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) H.323
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
1 2 (2.82%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.41%) RS-232
2 1 (1.41%) RS-422
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.82%) Neo4j
2 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Selenium
2 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.27%) JIRA
4 6 (8.45%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.82%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.82%) Subversion
7 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.41%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (1.41%) Mockito
7 1 (1.41%) NUnit
7 1 (1.41%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.41%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.41%) TestPartner
General
1 5 (7.04%) Aerospace
1 5 (7.04%) Electronics
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
3 1 (1.41%) Avionics
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Military
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Web Services
2 5 (7.04%) RESTful
3 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 3 (4.23%) REST
5 2 (2.82%) Dropwizard
5 2 (2.82%) JAX-RS
6 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.41%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) SOAP
6 1 (1.41%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) EMV
2 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.41%) MPEG
3 1 (1.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Android
3 4 (5.63%) Unix
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) Fedora
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Software Testing
3 19 (26.76%) Test Automation
4 18 (25.35%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.90%) BDD
6 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
6 11 (15.49%) Scrum
7 9 (12.68%) Automated Testing
7 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.45%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.45%) QMS
10 5 (7.04%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.04%) TDD
11 4 (5.63%) Requirements Management
12 3 (4.23%) Automation Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Open Source
12 3 (4.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) C
2 15 (21.13%) Python
3 13 (18.31%) Java
4 12 (16.90%) C++
5 10 (14.08%) C#
6 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.68%) SQL
7 5 (7.04%) Groovy
7 5 (7.04%) Perl
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.23%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.82%) PHP
10 2 (2.82%) VB
11 1 (1.41%) Ruby
11 1 (1.41%) Scala
11 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) ISEB
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.45%) Degree
3 6 (8.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.82%) SDET
4 1 (1.41%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) Serena
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle
3 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.41%) IBM
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.41%) Wind River
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