The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 109 114 114
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 23 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.58% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
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£355 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.10% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 £23.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
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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
2824 2425 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.11% 91.93% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1506 1315 1114
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 69 55
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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 Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 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
Edinburgh -2 10 £375 - 3
Dundee +6 6 - - 1
Renfrewshire -2 3 £355 +1.79%
Glasgow -4 2 - - 1
Fife -10 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
4 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
6 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 14 (33.33%) PDA
7 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (28.57%) WinRunner
8 12 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (28.57%) Change Management
9 11 (26.19%) Veritas
9 11 (26.19%) VMware
9 11 (26.19%) VMware ESX
9 11 (26.19%) Clustering
9 11 (26.19%) MCTS
9 11 (26.19%) MCITP
9 11 (26.19%) TestDirector
9 11 (26.19%) Citrix
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (26.19%) Netcool
9 11 (26.19%) McAfee
9 11 (26.19%) AIX
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) WinRunner
1 12 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (26.19%) TestDirector
3 7 (16.67%) Selenium
3 7 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 6 (14.29%) JIRA
5 5 (11.90%) WinDbg
5 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.90%) Maven
6 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 3 (7.14%) Hudson
7 3 (7.14%) Gradle
7 3 (7.14%) Ant
7 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Military
2 3 (7.14%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
1 3 (7.14%) CSS
1 3 (7.14%) JSP
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
1 3 (7.14%) Spring
1 3 (7.14%) JSON
1 3 (7.14%) RESTful
2 2 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) DOM
2 2 (4.76%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) PDA
2 11 (26.19%) Clustering
3 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.90%) Device Driver
5 4 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows XP
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) AIX
4 8 (19.05%) UNIX
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Test Automation
2 16 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 12 (28.57%) Change Management
5 10 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
8 5 (11.90%) Test Management
8 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) TDD
9 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.14%) ATDD
10 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
10 2 (4.76%) Product Management
11 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) C
2 6 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 11 (26.19%) MCSE
3 11 (26.19%) MCSA
3 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (26.19%) MCTS
3 11 (26.19%) MCITP
4 3 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) VMware ESX
1 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (26.19%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (26.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
1 11 (26.19%) Citrix
1 11 (26.19%) Veritas
1 11 (26.19%) McAfee
1 11 (26.19%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (2.38%) Informatica
3 1 (2.38%) Teradata
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Dundee
OHO Group
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Angus
OHO Group
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago