Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 217 194
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 +29
Contract jobs citing SDET 49 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.47% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.53% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 30 35
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +14.71%
10th Percentile £414 £411 £413
90th Percentile £613 £538 £525
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 5,937 6,213 5,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.92% 88.68% 87.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,570 4,913 4,157
City of London median daily rate £525 £505 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +3.59% +2.63%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £675 £694 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 93 43
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -7.82% -3.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.94 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £45.20 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.97
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.70% -12.57%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 - 7 £500 -
SDET
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 46 (93.88%) Test Automation
2 29 (59.18%) Selenium
3 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (46.94%) Java
4 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 19 (38.78%) C#
5 19 (38.78%) BDD
5 19 (38.78%) SpecFlow
6 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
7 16 (32.65%) WebDriver
8 13 (26.53%) Scrum
8 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
9 12 (24.49%) Finance
9 12 (24.49%) QA
10 11 (22.45%) JIRA
11 10 (20.41%) TDD
12 9 (18.37%) SDLC
13 8 (16.33%) BrowserStack
13 8 (16.33%) Maven
13 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
13 8 (16.33%) JSON
13 8 (16.33%) Validation
13 8 (16.33%) Microservices
13 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.29%) Kanban
14 7 (14.29%) SQL
14 7 (14.29%) .NET
14 7 (14.29%) Ant
14 7 (14.29%) Web Services
14 7 (14.29%) Protractor

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 (8.16%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) nginx
3 1 (2.04%) Jetty
3 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) BrowserStack
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) PaaS
4 3 (6.12%) SaaS
5 2 (4.08%) GitHub
5 2 (4.08%) Serverless
6 1 (2.04%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) Selenium
2 19 (38.78%) SpecFlow
3 18 (36.73%) Cucumber
4 16 (32.65%) WebDriver
5 13 (26.53%) Jenkins
6 11 (22.45%) JIRA
7 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (16.33%) Maven
8 7 (14.29%) Ant
8 7 (14.29%) Protractor
9 6 (12.24%) MSTest
9 6 (12.24%) TeamCity
10 5 (10.20%) JMeter
10 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
11 3 (6.12%) Gatling
11 3 (6.12%) NUnit
11 3 (6.12%) QUnit
11 3 (6.12%) Sikuli
11 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) Developer in Test
3 16 (32.65%) Software Developer
4 15 (30.61%) Tester
5 12 (24.49%) Automation Tester
6 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Java Developer in Test
8 5 (10.20%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (8.16%) Development Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (8.16%) JavaScript Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Software Development Engineer
9 4 (8.16%) Systems Tester
9 4 (8.16%) Test Development Engineer
10 3 (6.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 2 (4.08%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) JSON
2 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 6 (12.24%) REST
4 5 (10.20%) Node.js
4 5 (10.20%) XML
5 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.08%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (4.08%) WebdriverIO
8 1 (2.04%) Dropwizard
8 1 (2.04%) Lambda Expressions
8 1 (2.04%) React
8 1 (2.04%) RESTful
8 1 (2.04%) SOAP
8 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
8 1 (2.04%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.04%) Swagger
8 1 (2.04%) Taurus
8 1 (2.04%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Fintech
1 4 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Linux
1 5 (10.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (93.88%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (38.78%) BDD
4 13 (26.53%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) TDD
6 9 (18.37%) SDLC
7 8 (16.33%) Microservices
7 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.33%) Validation
8 7 (14.29%) Kanban
9 6 (12.24%) DevOps
9 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.20%) Data Integration
10 5 (10.20%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Prototyping
10 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Target Operating Model
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.94%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (38.78%) C#
4 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Go
6 1 (2.04%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.04%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Google
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft