The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 78 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.23% 0.097% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.10% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£241 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.86% -12.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1213 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 94.95% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 454 435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
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Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) FMCG
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) DSDM
6 1 (14.29%) SOA
6 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) SOA
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB