Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 159 108 212
Rank change year-on-year -51 +104 -3
Contract jobs citing SDET 15 6 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 12
10th Percentile £413 £281 £444
25th Percentile £425 £316 £459
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £400 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.63% -20.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £581 £519 £553
90th Percentile £609 £575 £562
Central London median daily rate £463 £450 £469
% change year-on-year +2.78% -4.00% -1.32%

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,546 1,590 5,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.20% 89.08% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 1,195 4,281
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 62
10th Percentile £10.10 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £18.25 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.50% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.25 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +60.00% +6.95%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SDET as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SDET in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SDET in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SDET in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SDET.

1 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
6 6 (40.00%) JUnit
7 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
7 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 5 (33.33%) QA
7 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 5 (33.33%) API Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) NUnit
9 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (20.00%) JMeter
9 3 (20.00%) Python
9 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (20.00%) Mockito
9 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (20.00%) Charles Proxy
9 3 (20.00%) REST
9 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Kotlin
10 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Athena
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Aurora
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) JUnit
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Charles Proxy
4 3 (20.00%) JMeter
4 3 (20.00%) Mockito
4 3 (20.00%) NUnit
5 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) jMock
5 2 (13.33%) Postman
5 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.67%) Gatling
6 1 (6.67%) Mocha
6 1 (6.67%) NeoLoad
6 1 (6.67%) REST Assured
6 1 (6.67%) Serenity BDD
6 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer in Test
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Kafka
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Chai
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (6.67%) pytest
3 1 (6.67%) RESTful
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (6.67%) WireMock
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
1 1 (6.67%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) API Testing
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Microservices
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (6.67%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) Kotlin
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Java 8
5 1 (6.67%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cognos
1 1 (6.67%) Splunk