The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 128 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.10% 0.076% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.082% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £283
% change year-on-year
- -2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.93 £36.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -20.00%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2736 2429 2310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.09% 92.22% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1363 1121
Average daily rate £363 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 71 60
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Software Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Software Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Dundee -5 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £250 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
4 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center