The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 85 106 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 14 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.03% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £343 £368 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1308 1556 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.04% 95.34% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 1062 605
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 47 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% +13.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (68.18%) Cucumber
4 14 (63.64%) TDD
5 13 (59.09%) Java
6 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
7 11 (50.00%) QA
8 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
8 10 (45.45%) Automation Testing
9 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
9 9 (40.91%) Scrum
10 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
10 8 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
11 7 (31.82%) BDD
11 7 (31.82%) Scala
12 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
12 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
12 6 (27.27%) User Stories
13 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
13 5 (22.73%) RSpec
13 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
13 5 (22.73%) JSON
13 5 (22.73%) JIRA
13 5 (22.73%) JUnit
14 4 (18.18%) SQL
14 4 (18.18%) Oracle
14 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
14 4 (18.18%) Games
14 4 (18.18%) Usability Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (4.55%) Temenos T24
1 1 (4.55%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 15 (68.18%) Cucumber
3 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (22.73%) JIRA
5 5 (22.73%) JUnit
5 5 (22.73%) RSpec
6 3 (13.64%) JMeter
6 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.09%) Appium
7 2 (9.09%) Hudson
7 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
7 2 (9.09%) Maven
7 2 (9.09%) Subversion
7 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
8 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.55%) VisualVM
8 1 (4.55%) YourKit
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 5 (22.73%) JSON
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Behat
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) TDD
3 12 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 10 (45.45%) Automation Testing
4 10 (45.45%) Test Scripting
5 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Scrum
6 8 (36.36%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (31.82%) BDD
8 6 (27.27%) User Stories
9 5 (22.73%) Web Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Kanban
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
10 4 (18.18%) SDLC
10 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Scala
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) WCAG
3 1 (4.55%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.55%) Calypso
3 1 (4.55%) Dynatrace
3 1 (4.55%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) New Relic
3 1 (4.55%) Rally
3 1 (4.55%) Temenos