The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £1,485 per day in advertised job vacancies in Fife during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Engineer
Scotland / Fife
Rank 8 8 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Fife 4.17% 3.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £1,485 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £260 £275
% change year-on-year +29.80% -5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% +4.60%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Fife. 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
Fife
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 24 25 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Fife 100.00% 96.15% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 10
Median daily rate £320 £163 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.92% -36.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £28.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.90% -14.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Fife

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Fife

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Fife

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Fife

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Fife region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline -2 1 £1,485 -
Software Test Engineer
Scotland

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Fife region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Fife 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter