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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 136 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.75% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.79% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Median daily rate £325 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £273 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £30.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
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
2723 2797 2381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.56% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1456 1321
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 81
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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
Glasgow - 4 £325 -
Fife +10 3 £98 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £363 +3.57% 2
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Selenium
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) CCNA
4 10 (31.25%) ISEB
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) C#
5 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
6 8 (25.00%) QA
6 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) CCNP
6 8 (25.00%) SNMP
6 8 (25.00%) Python
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco
7 7 (21.88%) TDD
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) BDD
8 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 6 (18.75%) Requirements Management
8 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
8 6 (18.75%) C
9 5 (15.63%) Netcool
9 5 (15.63%) HP UFT

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:

Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SNMP
2 2 (6.25%) FTP
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
3 5 (15.63%) HP UFT
4 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.38%) TestDirector
4 3 (9.38%) WinRunner
5 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.25%) JUnit
5 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.25%) Ranorex
5 2 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (6.25%) Robot Framework
5 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.25%) StarTeam
6 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.13%) Hudson
6 1 (3.13%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.13%) NuGet
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) JSP
2 2 (6.25%) REST
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) EMV
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) AIX
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
1 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (21.88%) BDD
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
4 6 (18.75%) Requirements Management
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.25%) Open Source
7 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) System Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (18.75%) C
5 5 (15.63%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) VB
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 2 (6.25%) Scala
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (31.25%) ISEB
4 8 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (9.38%) MCITP
5 3 (9.38%) MCSA
5 3 (9.38%) MCSE
5 3 (9.38%) MCTS
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Netcool
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
3 3 (9.38%) Veritas
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle