Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 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 of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 187 195
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 34 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
East of England median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £256 £268 £286
90th Percentile £475 £333 £414
England median daily rate £450 £350 £312
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.27% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 2
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -2.44% +36.67%
10th Percentile £35.25 £35.50 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.30 £41.50
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 of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4865 4626 5605
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 95.68% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2793 2671 3283
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 371 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.41 £10.60
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £43.75
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 of England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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
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 6 months to 21 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
Cambridgeshire -1 17 £350 - 6
Hertfordshire -4 8 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire -7 7 £450 +50.00%
Essex - 2 £190 -
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 21 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 of England region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 19 (55.88%) Python
3 12 (35.29%) Wireless
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
5 8 (23.53%) JIRA
5 8 (23.53%) QA
5 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 8 (23.53%) Perl
5 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 7 (20.59%) C
6 7 (20.59%) C++
6 7 (20.59%) Java
6 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
6 7 (20.59%) Electronics
6 7 (20.59%) Ruby
7 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Selenium
7 6 (17.65%) LabWindows
7 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (17.65%) Serena
7 6 (17.65%) Tcl
7 6 (17.65%) RS-422
7 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
8 5 (14.71%) JBehave
8 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
8 5 (14.71%) SDET
8 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing

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 4 (11.76%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Wireless
2 6 (17.65%) RS-422
3 5 (14.71%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.88%) Broadband
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
1 8 (23.53%) JIRA
2 6 (17.65%) Selenium
3 5 (14.71%) JBehave
3 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.82%) Ant
5 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.82%) Calabash
5 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) JUnit
5 3 (8.82%) Maven
5 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
5 3 (8.82%) TestNG
6 2 (5.88%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.88%) Redmine
6 2 (5.88%) Trac
7 1 (2.94%) Capybara
General
1 7 (20.59%) Electronics
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) RIA
2 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) STB
4 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Android
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
5 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 5 (14.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (14.71%) SDET
7 4 (11.76%) ATDD
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Digital Signal Processing
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.76%) Signal Processing
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.82%) Feature Driven Development
8 3 (8.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) Perl
3 7 (20.59%) C
3 7 (20.59%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) Ruby
4 6 (17.65%) Tcl
5 4 (11.76%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Serena
2 4 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft