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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 73 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.18% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.19% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£445 £363 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.75% -15.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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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
1133 1044 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.02% 92.64% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 464 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Business Transformation
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) FMCG
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
2 1 (11.11%) JBehave
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FMCG
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA