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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Engineer
Rank 601 620 586
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 54 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.059% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.063% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 34
Median daily rate £334 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.08% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £368 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Median hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £17.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +13.33%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +28 46 £320 +11.30% 34
South East +22 12 £306 +11.36% 4
London +4 12 £400 +23.07% 7
South West +14 11 - - 6
Gloucestershire +7 7 - - 3
Cheltenham +4 7 - -
Hampshire +13 6 £306 -5.76% 2
East of England +10 6 £275 -18.51% 10
Wiltshire +13 4 - - 2
Scotland +10 4 £306 +88.46%
Southampton - 4 £306 -
Buckinghamshire +19 3 - -
City of London +17 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes +15 3 - -
Fife +4 3 £275 +69.23%
Wales - 3 £370 -
South Wales - 3 £370 -
Cambridgeshire +22 2 - - 9
North West +15 2 £350 -11.11% 2
Surrey +10 2 £300 +9.09% 2
Dunfermline +6 2 £275 +69.23%
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 1
West Midlands -27 2 - -
Newport - 2 £360 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £275 -
Reading +15 1 £375 -
Cambridge +14 1 - - 4
Berkshire +7 1 £375 +36.36%

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 32 (38.55%) Java
2 31 (37.35%) Software Engineering
3 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (26.51%) Selenium
5 21 (25.30%) Python
6 20 (24.10%) Software Testing
7 19 (22.89%) QA
7 19 (22.89%) Linux
8 18 (21.69%) SQL
8 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
8 18 (21.69%) ISTQB
8 18 (21.69%) BDD
9 17 (20.48%) Scrum
10 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
10 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
11 15 (18.07%) TDD
11 15 (18.07%) C
12 14 (16.87%) Degree
13 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
13 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
13 13 (15.66%) Integration Testing
13 13 (15.66%) ISEB
14 12 (14.46%) C#
14 12 (14.46%) C++
14 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
14 12 (14.46%) Finance
15 11 (13.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (12.05%) SDLC
16 10 (12.05%) JIRA
16 10 (12.05%) Windows

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 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) JBoss
4 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.61%) MQTT
2 3 (3.61%) RS-422
3 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.20%) HTTP
3 1 (1.20%) Network Security
3 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Redis
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (26.51%) Selenium
2 13 (15.66%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.05%) JIRA
4 8 (9.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.02%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.82%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
6 4 (4.82%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.61%) Ant
7 3 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (3.61%) JUnit
7 3 (3.61%) Maven
7 3 (3.61%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.61%) TestNG
7 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.41%) LabVIEW
8 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.20%) Automotive
3 1 (1.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) XML
2 7 (8.43%) RESTful
3 6 (7.23%) .NET
4 5 (6.02%) HTML
4 5 (6.02%) Web Services
5 4 (4.82%) CSS
5 4 (4.82%) Gherkin
5 4 (4.82%) Node.js
6 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.61%) Kafka
6 3 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.41%) SOAP
8 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.20%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.20%) Java EE
8 1 (1.20%) JMS
8 1 (1.20%) JSON
8 1 (1.20%) React
8 1 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.61%) EMV
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.41%) STB
4 1 (1.20%) MPEG
4 1 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 10 (12.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Fedora
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Software Engineering
2 28 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.10%) Software Testing
4 18 (21.69%) Automated Testing
4 18 (21.69%) BDD
5 17 (20.48%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.07%) TDD
8 13 (15.66%) Integration Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
9 10 (12.05%) SDLC
10 8 (9.64%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (9.64%) Test Strategy
11 7 (8.43%) Test Planning
12 6 (7.23%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Functional Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Pair Programming
12 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 21 (25.30%) Python
3 18 (21.69%) SQL
4 15 (18.07%) C
5 12 (14.46%) C#
5 12 (14.46%) C++
5 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.84%) Shell Script
7 8 (9.64%) Ruby
8 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.41%) Groovy
11 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.20%) Perl
11 1 (1.20%) Scala
11 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) ISTQB
2 16 (19.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (16.87%) Degree
4 13 (15.66%) ISEB
5 11 (13.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
7 7 (8.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) QA
2 8 (9.64%) SDET
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.61%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.61%) IBM
3 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.61%) Serena
4 2 (2.41%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.41%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) Sun
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