The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 563 548 573
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 33 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.064% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.070% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £151 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £290
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £28.10 £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £35.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
England -20 32 £350 +16.66% 25
London +20 9 £373 -1.90% 2
South West -25 9 £450 +50.00%
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £350 +20.68% 5
East of England -16 7 £350 +20.68% 6
Dorset - 7 £450 -
South East -13 5 £295 +76.11% 4
Hampshire -7 3 £325 -10.95%
Peterborough - 3 £350 -
Cambridge -10 2 - - 5
Berkshire +2 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £265 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £265 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 4
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 5
South Wales - - - - 2
Wales - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -

Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
3 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
3 13 (25.49%) C++
4 12 (23.53%) Linux
5 11 (21.57%) JIRA
5 11 (21.57%) Selenium
6 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 9 (17.65%) DO-178B
7 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 9 (17.65%) C
7 9 (17.65%) MySQL
8 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
9 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
9 7 (13.73%) XML
9 7 (13.73%) HTML
9 7 (13.73%) Electronics
9 7 (13.73%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
10 6 (11.76%) Avionics
10 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
10 6 (11.76%) PHP
10 6 (11.76%) CSS
10 6 (11.76%) Python
10 6 (11.76%) Windows
10 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (9.80%) Web Development
11 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 5 (9.80%) Validation

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (1.96%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) SAN
1 3 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) GPRS
2 2 (3.92%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.96%) GSM
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) ATM
3 1 (1.96%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.96%) 2G
3 1 (1.96%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) 3G
3 1 (1.96%) DVB
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) JIRA
1 11 (21.57%) Selenium
2 7 (13.73%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.80%) LabVIEW
5 3 (5.88%) JMeter
6 2 (3.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) Calabash
7 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.96%) FishEye
General
1 7 (13.73%) Electronics
2 6 (11.76%) Avionics
3 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.88%) Finance
4 3 (5.88%) Military
5 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.96%) Publishing
6 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) XML
1 7 (13.73%) HTML
2 6 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) REST
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) JMS
4 1 (1.96%) DOM
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) WSDL
4 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Video on Demand
3 3 (5.88%) STB
3 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.88%) CAN bus
4 2 (3.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) DTV
4 2 (3.92%) HACMP
4 2 (3.92%) IPTV
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.96%) MPEG
5 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) UNIX
4 3 (5.88%) Android
4 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.92%) NetWare
5 2 (3.92%) AIX
5 2 (3.92%) HPUX
5 2 (3.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
3 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.69%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.80%) Web Development
7 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.80%) Validation
7 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) UML
8 3 (5.88%) TDD
8 3 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Test Planning
9 2 (3.92%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.92%) OO
9 2 (3.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) C++
2 9 (17.65%) C
3 6 (11.76%) PHP
3 6 (11.76%) Python
4 5 (9.80%) Java
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.84%) Ruby
6 3 (5.88%) Korn
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) C#
6 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) Ada
8 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
2 2 (3.92%) Veritas
2 2 (3.92%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) Compaq
2 2 (3.92%) EMC
2 2 (3.92%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.96%) Software AG
3 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
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