The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.15% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.16% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £260 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £260 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.57% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year - +16.27%  

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 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 25 June 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 23 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (75.00%) Selenium
3 17 (70.83%) Jenkins
4 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
5 15 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 15 (62.50%) Java
5 15 (62.50%) Linux
5 15 (62.50%) Subversion
6 13 (54.17%) SoapUI
7 12 (50.00%) Scrum
7 12 (50.00%) Web Services
7 12 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 12 (50.00%) JSON
8 11 (45.83%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (45.83%) Python
8 11 (45.83%) MySQL
8 11 (45.83%) REST
8 11 (45.83%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (41.67%) Requirements Management
10 9 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (37.50%) Bugzilla
10 9 (37.50%) Finance
10 9 (37.50%) CA Agile Central
11 8 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
14 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
15 3 (12.50%) SQLite
15 3 (12.50%) SQL Server

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 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
1 11 (45.83%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (75.00%) Selenium
2 17 (70.83%) Jenkins
3 16 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 15 (62.50%) Subversion
4 15 (62.50%) WebDriver
5 13 (54.17%) SoapUI
6 9 (37.50%) Bugzilla
7 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
8 2 (8.33%) MSTest
8 2 (8.33%) NUnit
8 2 (8.33%) Protractor
8 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (4.17%) Appium
9 1 (4.17%) Gatling
9 1 (4.17%) GitLab
9 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
9 1 (4.17%) JIRA
9 1 (4.17%) JUnit
9 1 (4.17%) Mockito
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) JSON
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (45.83%) REST
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Debian
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Test Automation
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Exploratory Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Requirements Management
6 9 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
9 2 (8.33%) OO
9 2 (8.33%) OOP
9 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 1 (4.17%) API Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Content Management
10 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
10 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
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