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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 119 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +16.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £279 £290
% change year-on-year
+21.07% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-14.92% -
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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
2631 2327 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.07% 92.49% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1159 1096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 84 97
Average hourly rate £20.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 4 £415 - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
5 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Change Management
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
7 5 (22.73%) Clustering
7 5 (22.73%) MCTS
7 5 (22.73%) MCITP
7 5 (22.73%) PDA
7 5 (22.73%) WinRunner
7 5 (22.73%) TestDirector
7 5 (22.73%) Veritas
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (22.73%) Netcool
7 5 (22.73%) McAfee
7 5 (22.73%) MCSE
7 5 (22.73%) MCSA
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Citrix
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (22.73%) AIX

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (22.73%) WinRunner
2 5 (22.73%) TestDirector
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
5 1 (4.55%) JBehave
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Clustering
1 5 (22.73%) PDA
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) AIX
2 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Product Management
6 2 (9.09%) BDD
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) MCSE
3 5 (22.73%) MCSA
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (22.73%) MCTS
3 5 (22.73%) MCITP
4 3 (13.64%) ISEB
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.55%) HNC
6 1 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
1 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (22.73%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Citrix
1 5 (22.73%) Veritas
1 5 (22.73%) McAfee
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) HP
Erskine, Renfrewshire
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Rate: £358.08 per day
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