Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 222 216
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6 +32
Contract jobs citing SDET 62 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 20
City of London median daily rate £488 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £435
90th Percentile £597 £575 £526
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,165 6,401 5,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.37% 89.57% 88.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,856 5,104 4,581
City of London median daily rate £513 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.37% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.80% -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.40 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDET in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDET in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDET in the City of London

SDET
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -36 18 £500 -
Moorgate - 2 £475 -
SDET
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 62 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 51 (82.26%) Selenium
3 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (58.06%) Java
5 34 (54.84%) Cucumber
6 25 (40.32%) WebDriver
7 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
8 22 (35.48%) QA
8 22 (35.48%) Unix
9 21 (33.87%) C#
10 20 (32.26%) BDD
11 18 (29.03%) Linux
12 16 (25.81%) .NET
13 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
13 15 (24.19%) Finance
13 15 (24.19%) Scrum
13 15 (24.19%) SpecFlow
14 14 (22.58%) Python
15 13 (20.97%) TDD
15 13 (20.97%) Maven
15 13 (20.97%) Gherkin
15 13 (20.97%) API Testing
16 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (19.35%) JIRA
16 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
17 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (17.74%) Web Services
17 11 (17.74%) Front End Development
17 11 (17.74%) Linux Command Line
17 11 (17.74%) BrowserStack

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) Confluence
2 3 (4.84%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (17.74%) BrowserStack
3 4 (6.45%) GitHub
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (3.23%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (3.23%) Serverless
6 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
6 1 (1.61%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
2 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (82.26%) Selenium
2 34 (54.84%) Cucumber
3 25 (40.32%) WebDriver
4 24 (38.71%) Jenkins
5 15 (24.19%) SpecFlow
6 13 (20.97%) Maven
7 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
7 12 (19.35%) JIRA
8 10 (16.13%) Ant
9 5 (8.06%) Appium
9 5 (8.06%) JMeter
9 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (6.45%) FitNesse
10 4 (6.45%) Protractor
10 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (4.84%) Mockito
11 3 (4.84%) Moq
11 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
11 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 2 (3.23%) Mocha
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Front Office
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 18 (29.03%) Developer in Test
3 14 (22.58%) Tester
4 12 (19.35%) Automation Tester
5 10 (16.13%) Software Developer
6 6 (9.68%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) QA Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Development Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Java Developer in Test
9 2 (3.23%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 13 (20.97%) Gherkin
3 11 (17.74%) Web Services
4 10 (16.13%) React
5 7 (11.29%) JSON
5 7 (11.29%) RESTful
6 6 (9.68%) XML
7 5 (8.06%) REST
8 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.84%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (4.84%) Node.js
9 3 (4.84%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (4.84%) React Native
9 3 (4.84%) SOAP
10 2 (3.23%) Chai
10 2 (3.23%) CSS
10 2 (3.23%) HTML
10 2 (3.23%) HTML5
10 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (11.29%) Fintech
3 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Unix
2 18 (29.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) BDD
4 15 (24.19%) Scrum
5 13 (20.97%) API Testing
5 13 (20.97%) TDD
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (17.74%) Front End Development
7 10 (16.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 9 (14.52%) Kanban
8 9 (14.52%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (11.29%) SDLC
10 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Build Automation
11 5 (8.06%) DevOps
11 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
12 4 (6.45%) High Availability
12 4 (6.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) JavaScript
4 14 (22.58%) Python
5 9 (14.52%) SQL
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.61%) Korn
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) Scala
6 1 (1.61%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (35.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.61%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.61%) Workday