Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 114 133
Rank change year-on-year -14 +19 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.33% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £381 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +52.50% -39.76%
10th Percentile £368 £281 £225
90th Percentile £553 £464 £275
Scotland median daily rate £350 £260 £285
% change year-on-year +34.62% -8.77% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £14.85 £30.50
% change year-on-year +102.02% -51.31% +23.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2826 2059 3020
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.67% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1196 1556
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.78%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
2 4 (57.14%) TestNG
2 4 (57.14%) JUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Appium
2 4 (57.14%) API Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Protractor
2 4 (57.14%) Gatling
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) DbUnit
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

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 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Appium
1 4 (57.14%) Gatling
1 4 (57.14%) JUnit
1 4 (57.14%) Protractor
1 4 (57.14%) TestNG
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) DbUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) API Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com