The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 28 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 63 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.60% 0.70% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £370 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £294
% change year-on-year -2.85% +19.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 637 667 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.79% 93.94% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1085 1414
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £214 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 64
Median hourly rate £16.62 £9.50 £31.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.97% -70.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.25 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.63 £13.00 £66.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Glasgow

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Glasgow

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Glasgow region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 2 (33.33%) BDD
5 2 (33.33%) TestRail
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) API Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) Groovy
5 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) RESTful
5 2 (33.33%) Scala
6 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) TestRail
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 2 (33.33%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Groovy
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore