Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 594 607
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 41 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.058% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.061% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 5
London median daily rate £488 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +21.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £382 £318 £305
90th Percentile £550 £475 £415
England median daily rate £450 £350 £312
% change year-on-year +28.57% +12.27% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
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 London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 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
Central London +2 5 £500 +14.29% 2
West London -11 1 £500 +11.11% 3
South London - 1 £300 -
Software Test Engineer
England

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

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 London region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
2 30 (73.17%) Java
3 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (63.41%) Cucumber
5 24 (58.54%) SDET
6 20 (48.78%) BDD
6 20 (48.78%) JIRA
6 20 (48.78%) Selenium
7 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
8 16 (39.02%) TDD
9 14 (34.15%) Scrum
10 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
10 13 (31.71%) QA
10 13 (31.71%) Appium
10 13 (31.71%) Gherkin
11 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
12 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
12 11 (26.83%) REST
12 11 (26.83%) JSON
12 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (26.83%) Android
12 11 (26.83%) C#
12 11 (26.83%) Web Services
12 11 (26.83%) Python
13 10 (24.39%) TestRail
14 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
14 9 (21.95%) Test Management
14 9 (21.95%) Kanban
14 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
15 8 (19.51%) Ruby

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 7 (17.07%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (19.51%) GitHub
2 7 (17.07%) SaaS
3 3 (7.32%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (4.88%) BrowserStack
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Cucumber
2 20 (48.78%) JIRA
2 20 (48.78%) Selenium
3 13 (31.71%) Appium
4 12 (29.27%) Jenkins
5 10 (24.39%) TestRail
6 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
6 7 (17.07%) JBehave
6 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
7 4 (9.76%) Calabash
7 4 (9.76%) GitLab
8 3 (7.32%) Gerrit
8 3 (7.32%) IntelliJ
8 3 (7.32%) JMeter
8 3 (7.32%) Protractor
8 3 (7.32%) Zephyr
9 2 (4.88%) Android Studio
9 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
9 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.88%) Xcode
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) Gherkin
2 11 (26.83%) JSON
2 11 (26.83%) REST
2 11 (26.83%) Web Services
3 8 (19.51%) Node.js
4 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.32%) XML
6 2 (4.88%) .NET
6 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.88%) CSS
6 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.88%) HTML
6 2 (4.88%) HTML5
6 2 (4.88%) jQuery
6 2 (4.88%) SOAP
6 2 (4.88%) Spring
6 2 (4.88%) XHTML
7 1 (2.44%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.44%) React
7 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
2 6 (14.63%) User Experience
3 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (4.88%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Android
1 11 (26.83%) Apple iOS
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) Test Automation
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (58.54%) SDET
4 20 (48.78%) BDD
5 18 (43.90%) Software Engineering
6 16 (39.02%) TDD
7 14 (34.15%) Scrum
8 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (21.95%) Kanban
9 9 (21.95%) Performance Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Test Management
10 8 (19.51%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (17.07%) Mobile Development
11 7 (17.07%) Scenario Testing
12 6 (14.63%) DevOps
12 6 (14.63%) Use Case
13 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (9.76%) Sequence Diagram
14 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
14 4 (9.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) Java
2 13 (31.71%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) C#
3 11 (26.83%) Python
4 8 (19.51%) Ruby
5 6 (14.63%) Apple Swift
6 4 (9.76%) Objective-C
6 4 (9.76%) VB
7 3 (7.32%) SQL
8 1 (2.44%) C++
8 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (31.71%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Ambari
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Atlassian
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Sonatype