Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Test Engineer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 145 140
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.093% 0.15% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.16% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% - -
England median daily rate £450 £350 £312
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.27% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £9.50 -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +31.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3057 3163 3061
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.91% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1974 1840
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £219 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 130 188
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.73 £13.55 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +4.21% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £29.73
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in the East Midlands

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Northamptonshire - 3 £425 -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 across the East Midlands region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Conflict Management
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) TestNG
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Capita
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) OOP

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) FitNesse
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) TestNG
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) API Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Conflict Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Capita