Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 165 142
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.21% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.22% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 15
Scotland median daily rate £410 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.43% -6.15% +10.64%
10th Percentile £352 £246 £215
90th Percentile £450 £508 £436
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -2.35% +9.68% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% +102.02% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £29.00 £14.43
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £28.08
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +15.11% -10.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,505 4,560 3,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 95.70% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,657 2,070
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £223
90th Percentile £563 £538 £501
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 113 133
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.83 £10.53
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.68
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Scotland

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Scotland

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Scotland

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 Test Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Scotland

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 21 £410 -8.89% 12
Glasgow - 8 £375 - 2
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) Test Automation
2 14 (48.28%) Java
3 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
4 12 (41.38%) JUnit
4 12 (41.38%) JMeter
5 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (34.48%) Selenium
6 10 (34.48%) Python
6 10 (34.48%) C#
6 10 (34.48%) Appium
7 9 (31.03%) API Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
8 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 7 (24.14%) JIRA
9 7 (24.14%) Gatling
10 6 (20.69%) Protractor
10 6 (20.69%) BDD
10 6 (20.69%) TestNG
10 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
10 6 (20.69%) Stress Testing
11 5 (17.24%) System Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Ruby
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) QA
11 5 (17.24%) JBehave
11 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
12 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
12 4 (13.79%) Confluence
12 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared

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 4 (13.79%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
2 1 (3.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) 3G
1 1 (3.45%) 4G
1 1 (3.45%) Diameter Protocol
1 1 (3.45%) MQTT
1 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
2 12 (41.38%) JMeter
2 12 (41.38%) JUnit
3 10 (34.48%) Appium
3 10 (34.48%) Selenium
4 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
5 7 (24.14%) Gatling
5 7 (24.14%) JIRA
6 6 (20.69%) Protractor
6 6 (20.69%) TeamCity
6 6 (20.69%) TestNG
7 5 (17.24%) JBehave
7 5 (17.24%) SpecFlow
8 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.34%) Calabash
10 2 (6.90%) Maven
10 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
10 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
11 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Spring
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Native
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Test Automation
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) API Testing
4 6 (20.69%) BDD
4 6 (20.69%) Stress Testing
5 5 (17.24%) System Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) SDET
7 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
8 2 (6.90%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) Python
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) Ruby
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Nokia
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle