The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Glasgow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 66 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.29% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £351 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.87% +4.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £318 £293
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
638 873 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 92.87% 96.46% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 472 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £35.00 £30.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Engineer
Scotland

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Maven

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Star Schema
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) WATIR
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 2 (50.00%) RSpec
1 2 (50.00%) JBehave
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Scrum
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) ATDD
1 2 (50.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (50.00%) Inmon Methodology
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP