The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 80 117 110
Rank change year-on-year +37 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 27 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.55% 0.50% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.53% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 6
Median daily rate £350 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £311
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +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 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 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
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 Scotland

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh +35 21 £363 - 3
Fife +2 3 £893 -
Renfrewshire +14 1 £113 -60.45%
Glasgow - 1 £300 - 2
Test Engineer
UK

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (57.14%) Java
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Jenkins
3 20 (47.62%) Selenium
4 19 (45.24%) Subversion
5 18 (42.86%) Git (software)
6 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
7 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
7 16 (38.10%) Linux
8 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (30.95%) SoapUI
9 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
9 11 (26.19%) Web Services
9 11 (26.19%) Python
9 11 (26.19%) Scrum
10 10 (23.81%) JSON
11 9 (21.43%) REST
11 9 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Requirements Management
11 9 (21.43%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) MySQL
11 9 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (19.05%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (19.05%) Finance
12 8 (19.05%) Bugzilla
13 7 (16.67%) Maven
13 7 (16.67%) Windows
13 7 (16.67%) J2EE

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) IaaS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) MySQL
1 9 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.14%) SQLite
4 1 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Jenkins
2 20 (47.62%) Selenium
3 19 (45.24%) Subversion
4 18 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
6 13 (30.95%) SoapUI
7 8 (19.05%) Bugzilla
8 7 (16.67%) Maven
9 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
12 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
13 2 (4.76%) MSTest
13 2 (4.76%) NUnit
13 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
14 1 (2.38%) Ant
14 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
14 1 (2.38%) HP UFT
14 1 (2.38%) Hudson
14 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Web Services
2 10 (23.81%) JSON
3 9 (21.43%) REST
4 7 (16.67%) J2EE
5 4 (9.52%) Spring
6 3 (7.14%) .NET
6 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
6 3 (7.14%) SOAP
7 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) PDA
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
3 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
4 11 (26.19%) Scrum
5 9 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (21.43%) Requirements Management
5 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.67%) CRM
7 6 (14.29%) OO
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (9.52%) OOP
9 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Project Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.52%) SOA
9 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) Python
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.38%) ISO13485
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (9.52%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) CA Agile Central
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter