The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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 / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 408 432
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 11 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.053% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.049% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Median daily rate £450 £413 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +27.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £201 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £515 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -3.57% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in London

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -2 5 £469 -3.84% 3
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Software Test Engineer
England

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 14 (66.67%) Cucumber
4 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (57.14%) SDET
6 11 (52.38%) TDD
6 11 (52.38%) Selenium
7 10 (47.62%) BDD
8 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
8 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
9 8 (38.10%) C#
9 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
10 7 (33.33%) SOAP
10 7 (33.33%) API Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Appium
11 6 (28.57%) Calabash
11 6 (28.57%) Kanban
11 6 (28.57%) Scrum
11 6 (28.57%) Ruby
12 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (23.81%) Advertising
12 5 (23.81%) Games
12 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
12 5 (23.81%) User Stories
13 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
13 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 4 (19.05%) REST
13 4 (19.05%) Web Services

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) GitHub
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) PowerCenter
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 11 (52.38%) Selenium
3 6 (28.57%) Appium
3 6 (28.57%) Calabash
4 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) Android Studio
6 3 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 3 (14.29%) JMeter
6 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 3 (14.29%) Xcode
7 2 (9.52%) Ant
7 2 (9.52%) GitLab
7 2 (9.52%) JBehave
7 2 (9.52%) JUnit
7 2 (9.52%) Maven
7 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
7 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
7 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (23.81%) Advertising
1 5 (23.81%) Games
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Economy
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 4 (19.05%) REST
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) HTML5
3 3 (14.29%) jQuery
3 3 (14.29%) XHTML
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) Node.js
4 2 (9.52%) React
5 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.76%) Guice
5 1 (4.76%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Equities
1 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Android
1 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) SDET
4 11 (52.38%) TDD
5 10 (47.62%) BDD
6 9 (42.86%) Performance Testing
7 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
8 7 (33.33%) API Testing
9 6 (28.57%) Kanban
9 6 (28.57%) Scrum
10 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
10 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (23.81%) User Stories
11 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
12 3 (14.29%) MVC
13 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
14 1 (4.76%) Functional Testing
14 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) Ruby
5 3 (14.29%) Apple Swift
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) AspectJ
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Google
1 1 (4.76%) IBM
1 1 (4.76%) Informatica
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle
1 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software
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