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 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 56 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.00% 0.76% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 0.79% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
Median daily rate £356 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.43% -3.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

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
802 1385 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 95.85% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 711 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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
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 21 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 17 (77.27%) Java
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Selenium
3 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
4 12 (54.55%) Subversion
4 12 (54.55%) Linux
5 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
6 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
7 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
7 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
7 9 (40.91%) Web Services
7 9 (40.91%) Scrum
8 8 (36.36%) Python
8 8 (36.36%) Requirements Management
9 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (31.82%) JSON
9 7 (31.82%) MySQL
9 7 (31.82%) REST
9 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (27.27%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) Bugzilla
11 5 (22.73%) Windows
11 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
11 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
11 5 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
12 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) MySQL
1 7 (31.82%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.64%) SQLite
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 14 (63.64%) Selenium
3 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
4 12 (54.55%) Subversion
5 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
5 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
6 6 (27.27%) Bugzilla
7 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 4 (18.18%) Maven
7 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (18.18%) TeamCity
8 2 (9.09%) Hudson
8 2 (9.09%) NuGet
9 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
9 1 (4.55%) JIRA
9 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
9 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 7 (31.82%) JSON
2 7 (31.82%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) Java EE
5 1 (4.55%) JMS
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (40.91%) Manual Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 8 (36.36%) Requirements Management
5 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Dependency Management
9 2 (9.09%) OOD
9 2 (9.09%) OOP
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 1 (4.55%) Kanban
10 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
10 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) Python
3 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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