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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 117 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £338 £305 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.65% +10.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £260 £320
% change year-on-year +29.80% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £49.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% +4.60%  

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 2026 2385 2564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.43% 96.40% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1386 1443
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 171 251
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 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
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 28 March 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 +9 5 £338 +10.65% 11
Hertfordshire +4 3 £350 - 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 28 March 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 8 (57.14%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Signal Processing
4 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
4 5 (35.71%) Tcl
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) C
4 5 (35.71%) Wireless
4 5 (35.71%) Electronics
4 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) Serena
6 3 (21.43%) LabWindows
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) RS-422
6 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) Mobile App

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Wireless
2 3 (21.43%) RS-422
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) LabVIEW
2 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Appium
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.14%) Calabash
3 1 (7.14%) Capybara
3 1 (7.14%) JBehave
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 5 (35.71%) Electronics
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Digital Signal Processing
2 5 (35.71%) Signal Processing
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 1 (7.14%) API Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Tcl
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Xamarin
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