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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Engineer
Rank 133 126 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.030% 0.072% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.077% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £241 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £283
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
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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
3091 2581 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.85% 92.34% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1316 1111
Average daily rate £371 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 1 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Software Test Engineer
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Software Test Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) WinDbg
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

Software Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center