The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Engineer
Rank 5 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 10.00% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£195 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+16.32% +1.03%
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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 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
20 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Fife 100.00% 95.45% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
Average daily rate £343 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.91% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £220 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £315 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 £9.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Engineer in the job title across the Fife region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand 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
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife region that cited Software 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Fife region that cited Software 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 Software Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB