The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - 91 83
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.15% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £284 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.14% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
800 1362 1295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 96.19% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 721 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 17
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £100.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh