The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 71 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.54% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.57% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 22
Average daily rate
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£275 £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.32% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
Test Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
957 870 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.64% 94.26% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 469 634
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 32
Average hourly rate £13.20 £29.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) PHP
2 5 (41.67%) DVB
2 5 (41.67%) IPTV
2 5 (41.67%) VLAN
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Video on Demand
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (33.33%) MPEG
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) Tcl
4 3 (25.00%) MySQL
4 3 (25.00%) CSS

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) DVB
1 5 (41.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Behat
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
3 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) IPTV
1 5 (41.67%) Video on Demand
2 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (33.33%) MPEG
3 2 (16.67%) STB
4 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Test Management
1 5 (41.67%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C++
1 5 (41.67%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) C
2 4 (33.33%) Tcl
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
1 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Capita