The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies in Renfrewshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank 25 40 21
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 1.37% 2.76% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 3.13% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £113 £285 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.45% -9.68%  
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 £26.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +8.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire. 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
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 60 128 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 82.19% 88.28% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 85 48
Median daily rate £340 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.04% +24.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £271 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £447 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Renfrewshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Paisley - 1 £113 -
Test Engineer
Scotland

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Renfrewshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory