The table below looks at the statistics 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 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 79 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £318 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
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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
1365 1216 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.01% 93.25% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 726 403
Average daily rate £351 £375 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £32.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 June 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Perl
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) JAXB
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) DOM
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) Ant
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) JSP
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Hudson
5 3 (18.75%) Product Management
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Maven
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Ant
2 3 (18.75%) Hudson
2 3 (18.75%) Gradle
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) XML
1 4 (25.00%) DOM
1 4 (25.00%) JAXB
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) RESTful
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) ATDD
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Product Management
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) Perl
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata