The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 111 128 115
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 15 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.16% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.16% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Median daily rate £260 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £183 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £324 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Test Engineer
UK

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
2101 3037 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.26% 95.14% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1573 1415
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 66
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian - 4 £230 -
Glasgow +13 3 £239 -18.72% 1
Fife +3 3 £275 +46.66%
Edinburgh - 3 £425 -
Renfrewshire -25 1 £260 -23.52%
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
2 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 10 (34.48%) Selenium
3 9 (31.03%) Python
4 8 (27.59%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) QA
5 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
5 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
5 7 (24.14%) Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Windows
6 6 (20.69%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) ISEB
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) C
7 5 (17.24%) C#
7 5 (17.24%) CRM
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
8 4 (13.79%) VB
8 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.79%) Migration

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
1 3 (10.34%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
3 6 (20.69%) JIRA
4 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
4 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 3 (10.34%) Robot Framework
6 2 (6.90%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.45%) Hudson
7 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
7 1 (3.45%) Maven
7 1 (3.45%) NuGet
7 1 (3.45%) Subversion
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
7 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) JSP
2 3 (10.34%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 2 (6.90%) JMS
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XSLT
4 1 (3.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) EMV
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) SUSE
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
5 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) API Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Kanban
8 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
8 2 (6.90%) SOA
8 2 (6.90%) User Stories
9 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 9 (31.03%) Python
4 5 (17.24%) C
4 5 (17.24%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) VB
6 3 (10.34%) Scala
7 2 (6.90%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) ISEB
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCNP
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) AppSense
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco