Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 218 225
Rank change year-on-year +87 +7 -9
Contract jobs citing SDET 10 27 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 38
Median daily rate £525 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.16% -5.80%
10th Percentile £422 £444 £394
90th Percentile £596 £558 £579
Central London median daily rate £494 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.05% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,368 6,004 6,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.38% 89.59% 88.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 4,667 4,954
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £329
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £505 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.81% +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 72 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +10.96% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.18 £56.23 £33.53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% +11.76%

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 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SDET in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Fintech
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
7 1 (10.00%) jMock
7 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) KDB
7 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
7 1 (10.00%) Kanban
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (10.00%) Azure
7 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) Mockito
7 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
7 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) SQL

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 1 (10.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) jMock
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Mockito
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer in Test
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer in Test
3 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) REST
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (10.00%) Raspberry Pi
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Fintech
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) API Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Microservices
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java 8
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Kotlin
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) FXall