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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
UK
Rank 554 575 544
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 37 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.085% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.089% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 15
Median daily rate £388 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £445 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £263 £323
% change year-on-year
+38.09% -18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.43 £31.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +42.10%

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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +39 34 £388 +21.56% 36
London +28 15 £400 -3.03% 6
East of England +5 5 £388 +28.09% 6
West Midlands -3 5 - - 2
Staffordshire - 5 - - 1
Tamworth - 5 - - 1
East Midlands +4 4 - - 3
Leicestershire +7 3 - - 1
City of London - 3 £425 - 1
South East +19 2 £375 - 9
South West +4 2 - - 5
Wiltshire -1 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -4 2 £350 -
County Antrim - 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £416 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £275 -
Belfast - 2 £275 -
Scotland +24 1 - - 1
Dunfermline 0 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - - 5
Fife -2 1 - -
Royston - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 - 1
Staines - 1 £375 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 5

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (41.41%) Java
3 37 (37.37%) Selenium
4 34 (34.34%) BDD
5 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
6 24 (24.24%) Software Testing
6 24 (24.24%) QA
7 22 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 22 (22.22%) ISEB
8 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
8 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
9 18 (18.18%) Python
10 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
10 17 (17.17%) TDD
10 17 (17.17%) Automated Testing
11 16 (16.16%) Ruby
11 16 (16.16%) C#
12 15 (15.15%) SQL
12 15 (15.15%) SDET
13 14 (14.14%) C++
13 14 (14.14%) JIRA
13 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
13 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
14 13 (13.13%) Unit Testing
15 12 (12.12%) Integration Testing
15 12 (12.12%) Manual Testing
15 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
15 12 (12.12%) Linux
16 11 (11.11%) Pair Programming
16 11 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.02%) Confluence
4 1 (1.01%) Apache
4 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.01%) JBoss
4 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) GitHub
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.04%) MQTT
3 3 (3.03%) Network Security
3 3 (3.03%) RS-422
4 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.02%) Wireless
5 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.01%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 37 (37.37%) Selenium
2 31 (31.31%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
3 14 (14.14%) JIRA
4 10 (10.10%) SoapUI
4 10 (10.10%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.08%) Ant
5 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.08%) Maven
6 6 (6.06%) Appium
7 5 (5.05%) GitLab
7 5 (5.05%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.05%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.04%) Calabash
8 4 (4.04%) Concordion
8 4 (4.04%) LabVIEW
8 4 (4.04%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (3.03%) JBehave
General
1 5 (5.05%) Retail
2 4 (4.04%) Electronics
3 3 (3.03%) Advertising
3 3 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.03%) Automotive
3 3 (3.03%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Publishing
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 9 (9.09%) SOAP
2 9 (9.09%) Web Services
3 8 (8.08%) XML
4 7 (7.07%) HTML
5 6 (6.06%) .NET
5 6 (6.06%) CSS
6 5 (5.05%) JSON
6 5 (5.05%) RESTful
7 4 (4.04%) Guice
7 4 (4.04%) Kafka
7 4 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.03%) HTML5
8 3 (3.03%) Node.js
8 3 (3.03%) REST
9 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.02%) jQuery
9 2 (2.02%) XHTML
10 1 (1.01%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.02%) SCADA
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.01%) EMV
4 1 (1.01%) IVR
4 1 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.12%) Linux
2 10 (10.10%) Windows
3 8 (8.08%) Android
3 8 (8.08%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.04%) Unix
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.34%) BDD
3 24 (24.24%) Software Testing
4 19 (19.19%) Software Engineering
4 19 (19.19%) Test Scripting
5 17 (17.17%) Automated Testing
5 17 (17.17%) TDD
6 13 (13.13%) Unit Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Manual Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.11%) Pair Programming
8 11 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.10%) SDLC
10 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (8.08%) Scrum
12 7 (7.07%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.07%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.41%) Java
2 18 (18.18%) Python
3 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
4 16 (16.16%) C#
4 16 (16.16%) Ruby
5 15 (15.15%) SQL
6 14 (14.14%) C++
7 10 (10.10%) C
8 4 (4.04%) AspectJ
8 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.04%) Groovy
9 2 (2.02%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.02%) Perl
10 1 (1.01%) ES6
10 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) ISEB
1 22 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.10%) Degree
4 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.24%) QA
2 15 (15.15%) SDET
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) ISO13485
3 1 (1.01%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) Firmware
3 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Puppet
2 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (5.05%) IBM
2 4 (4.04%) Google
2 4 (4.04%) Oracle
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.03%) Serena
4 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.02%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.02%) HP
4 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.01%) Avaya
5 1 (1.01%) Sun
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