Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 96 99
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.50% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 - £388
10th Percentile £313 - £364
90th Percentile £338 - £421
East of England median daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -
10th Percentile £43.50 £41.68 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.60 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -2.44% +36.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1484 1345 1517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.10% 96.55% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 776 772
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 81 156
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Hertfordshire

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Stevenage -7 5 - -
Royston - 1 £325 -
Software Test Engineer
East of England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) C
2 6 (75.00%) Serena
2 6 (75.00%) LabWindows
2 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (75.00%) RS-422
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) RIA
4 1 (12.50%) Avionics
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) RS-422
General
1 1 (12.50%) Avionics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) RIA
2 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C++
2 6 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Serena