The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Test Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 89 77
Rank change year-on-year +40 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 22 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.42% 0.26% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.27% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 3
Median daily rate £356 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

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 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

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 Test Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Edinburgh

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Jenkins
2 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (66.67%) Java
2 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) Selenium
3 16 (59.26%) Subversion
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
5 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
6 12 (44.44%) SoapUI
6 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
6 12 (44.44%) Scrum
7 11 (40.74%) JSON
7 11 (40.74%) Web Services
7 11 (40.74%) Manual Testing
8 10 (37.04%) Python
8 10 (37.04%) MySQL
8 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (33.33%) Requirements Management
9 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 9 (33.33%) REST
9 9 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (29.63%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (29.63%) Bugzilla
11 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
12 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
13 5 (18.52%) OO
13 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
13 5 (18.52%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
1 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Jenkins
2 18 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (66.67%) Selenium
3 16 (59.26%) Subversion
4 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
5 12 (44.44%) SoapUI
6 8 (29.63%) Bugzilla
7 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.11%) Maven
9 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
10 2 (7.41%) MSTest
10 2 (7.41%) NUnit
10 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
11 1 (3.70%) GitLab
11 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
11 1 (3.70%) Hudson
11 1 (3.70%) Mockito
11 1 (3.70%) NuGet
11 1 (3.70%) Protractor
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) JSON
1 11 (40.74%) Web Services
2 9 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE
5 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Debian
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Scrum
2 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Manual Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Requirements Management
6 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
7 5 (18.52%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) OOP
9 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (7.41%) Investment Management
10 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
11 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
11 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) Python
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.70%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat