The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 123 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.20% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.22% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£348 £375 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% -12.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £24.63 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +79.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £35.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.33 £35.00 £20.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 -17 3 £241 -35.86% 1
Dundee +6 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (18.18%) WinRunner
8 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
8 4 (18.18%) MCSE
8 4 (18.18%) MCSA
8 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 4 (18.18%) AIX
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) MCTS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
1 1 (4.55%) SNMP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (18.18%) WinRunner
2 4 (18.18%) TestDirector
3 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
3 3 (13.64%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PDA
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) FMCG
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 4 (18.18%) AIX
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
8 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (18.18%) MCSE
4 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 4 (18.18%) MCTS
4 4 (18.18%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (9.09%) HNC
6 2 (9.09%) HND
6 2 (9.09%) ISEB
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (4.55%) CCNP
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (18.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Veritas
2 4 (18.18%) McAfee
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco