Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 120 166
Rank change year-on-year -38 +46 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 33 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 1.16% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 13
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £238 £123
90th Percentile £518 £438 £388
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £33.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% +7.14%

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 4,991 3,447 5,125
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.22% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,954 2,001 2,819
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £243 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 92 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.98% -44.76% +69.47%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £47.11 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 -19 26 £400 +12.28% 4
Fife +2 2 - - 1
Renfrewshire -38 2 £263 +8.25%
West Lothian -1 1 £240 -38.06%
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Selenium
4 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
5 12 (36.36%) QA
5 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 11 (33.33%) BDD
7 10 (30.30%) Finance
7 10 (30.30%) SDLC
8 9 (27.27%) TDD
9 8 (24.24%) Windows
10 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 5 (15.15%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
12 4 (12.12%) SOAP
12 4 (12.12%) Web Services
13 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
13 3 (9.09%) API Testing
13 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
13 3 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
13 3 (9.09%) XML
13 3 (9.09%) HP
13 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
13 3 (9.09%) System Testing
13 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
13 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
14 2 (6.06%) REST
14 2 (6.06%) Gherkin

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 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Selenium
2 13 (39.39%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
4 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) WinRunner
5 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (3.03%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Electronics
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) SOAP
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) CSS3
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) HTML5
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) RequireJS
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 11 (33.33%) BDD
5 10 (30.30%) SDLC
6 9 (27.27%) TDD
7 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.09%) API Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 3 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (9.09%) System Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
10 2 (6.06%) Project Management
10 2 (6.06%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) Smoke Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
10 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C#
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
1 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP ALM
1 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) HP
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
2 2 (6.06%) McAfee
2 2 (6.06%) Veritas
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Xamarin