The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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.

Software Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 144 129
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £98 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -61.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -3.57% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year -6.78% +26.49%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Scotland

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) JSON

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) GitLab
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Mockito
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter