The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 93 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.13% 0.68% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.71% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.04% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Test Engineer
Scotland

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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Median daily rate £400 £370 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 8 (61.54%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
4 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
4 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
4 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) REST
7 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 7 (53.85%) WebDriver
3 3 (23.08%) SpecFlow
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) Hudson
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) NuGet
4 1 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Automated Testing
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Web Filtering
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) ISTQB
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft