The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Test Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 - 80
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.099% - 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% - 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £300 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £243 £275
% change year-on-year +39.17% -11.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -1.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 965 1462 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.54% 95.56% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 830 815
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Software 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 Edinburgh region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) GitLab
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Debian
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat