The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 27 June 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 of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 130 147
Rank change year-on-year +24 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 27 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.15% 0.079% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.082% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -3.57% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.38 £44.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.06% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.78% +26.49%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2198 2442 2882
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.93% 96.14% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1386 1713
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 199 251
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Test Engineer in the East of England

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +18 17 £338 - 10
Hertfordshire +1 6 £325 - 2
Suffolk - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £225 -
Essex - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (62.86%) Test Automation
2 21 (60.00%) Python
3 19 (54.29%) Wireless
4 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
5 15 (42.86%) Tcl
6 13 (37.14%) Degree
7 12 (34.29%) Electronics
7 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
8 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 9 (25.71%) C++
9 9 (25.71%) Digital Signal Processing
9 9 (25.71%) Signal Processing
10 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
11 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (20.00%) LabWindows
11 7 (20.00%) C
11 7 (20.00%) Firmware
11 7 (20.00%) Serena
11 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 7 (20.00%) RS-422
12 6 (17.14%) Perl
12 6 (17.14%) Windows
12 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
13 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 5 (14.29%) JIRA
13 5 (14.29%) Linux
13 5 (14.29%) C#
14 4 (11.43%) ISEB

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (54.29%) Wireless
2 7 (20.00%) RS-422
3 4 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (8.57%) Bluetooth
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Broadband
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Bugzilla
3 2 (5.71%) GoogleTest
3 2 (5.71%) MSTest
3 2 (5.71%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Redmine
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Trac
General
1 12 (34.29%) Electronics
1 12 (34.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
1 2 (5.71%) WCF
1 2 (5.71%) WPF
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Internet of Things
1 3 (8.57%) RIA
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Test Automation
2 18 (51.43%) Test Scripting
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 9 (25.71%) Digital Signal Processing
4 9 (25.71%) Signal Processing
5 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
8 3 (8.57%) User Stories
9 2 (5.71%) Data Strategy
9 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Scrum
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Python
2 15 (42.86%) Tcl
3 9 (25.71%) C++
4 7 (20.00%) C
5 6 (17.14%) Perl
6 5 (14.29%) C#
7 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) ISEB
5 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Serena
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Google
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
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