Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 177 167
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 39 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.14% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.15% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 18
Scotland median daily rate £363 £370 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +41.63% -7.11%
10th Percentile £273 £282 £215
90th Percentile £434 £518 £404
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £14.85
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% +5.26%

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 5,092 4,637 4,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,739 2,614 2,699
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 139 127
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.90 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +18 25 £363 -34.09% 11
Glasgow -6 7 - - 2
Renfrewshire -20 4 £283 +13.00%
Fife - 3 - -
Test Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.90%) Selenium
3 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
5 10 (25.64%) QA
6 9 (23.08%) BDD
6 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 9 (23.08%) C#
6 9 (23.08%) SQL
6 9 (23.08%) JUnit
7 8 (20.51%) Java
7 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
7 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
8 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (15.38%) Windows
9 6 (15.38%) Python
9 6 (15.38%) API Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Appium
10 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
10 5 (12.82%) TDD
10 5 (12.82%) JMeter
10 5 (12.82%) Ruby
10 5 (12.82%) Stress Testing
10 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) JIRA
10 5 (12.82%) TeamCity
10 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
11 4 (10.26%) TestNG

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 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DHCP
1 2 (5.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) 3G
2 1 (2.56%) 4G
2 1 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.56%) MQTT
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) DB2
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Flink
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
3 9 (23.08%) JUnit
4 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
5 6 (15.38%) Appium
6 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
6 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
6 5 (12.82%) JIRA
6 5 (12.82%) JMeter
6 5 (12.82%) TeamCity
7 4 (10.26%) Gatling
7 4 (10.26%) JBehave
7 4 (10.26%) Protractor
7 4 (10.26%) TestNG
8 3 (7.69%) DbUnit
8 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 3 (7.69%) WinRunner
9 2 (5.13%) LabVIEW
9 2 (5.13%) Maven
9 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) JSON
3 1 (2.56%) Kafka
3 1 (2.56%) LDAP
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) PDA
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) BDD
3 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
6 6 (15.38%) API Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Stress Testing
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 3 (7.69%) Change Management
9 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.69%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (7.69%) SDET
9 3 (7.69%) SDLC
9 3 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) Python
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) Perl
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.56%) MCSA
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
4 1 (2.56%) MCTS
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.13%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix
2 3 (7.69%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) McAfee
2 3 (7.69%) Veritas
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.56%) Nokia
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin