The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire 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 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 22 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 2.91% 5.05% 9.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% 5.56% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
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£315 £349 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.00%
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 Renfrewshire 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
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
79 90 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 76.70% 90.91% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 26
Average daily rate £325 £327 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% -9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £418 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -2 3 £315 -13.10%
Test Engineer
Scotland

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 10 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) PDA
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (70.00%) AIX
4 7 (70.00%) MCSE
4 7 (70.00%) MCSA
4 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (70.00%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (70.00%) Netcool
4 7 (70.00%) McAfee
4 7 (70.00%) Change Management
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) VMware ESX
4 7 (70.00%) Clustering
4 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (70.00%) MCTS
4 7 (70.00%) MCITP
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Citrix
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) WinRunner
1 7 (70.00%) TestDirector
1 7 (70.00%) QuickTest Pro
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) PDA
2 7 (70.00%) Clustering
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (70.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (70.00%) Change Management
1 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) MCSA
3 7 (70.00%) MCTS
3 7 (70.00%) MCITP
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (70.00%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (70.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) McAfee
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
1 7 (70.00%) Veritas