The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 53 - 57
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.32% - 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £311 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +33.33%
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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
566 754 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 91.29% 96.67% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 451 268
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Average hourly rate £32.75 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.67% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Records Management
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Records Management
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCTS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas
1 1 (25.00%) VMware