The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Fife region that had Software Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Scotland / Fife
Rank - 8 11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife - 7.69% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category - 8.00% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £284 £298
% change year-on-year
+23.34% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Fife 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
Fife
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
28 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 100.00% 96.15% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 8
Median daily rate £300 £320 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £650 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £34.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +44.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Fife

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Software 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 Fife region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Fife 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 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB