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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 95 106 71
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.84% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £343 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
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
1382 1584 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.37% 94.91% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 1123 634
Median daily rate £400 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £269 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 48 30
Median hourly rate £12.25 £12.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £37.04 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 (82.61%) Selenium
2 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (60.87%) Java
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
5 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
7 8 (34.78%) QA
8 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
8 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 7 (30.43%) BDD
8 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (26.09%) ISEB
9 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
10 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Scala
10 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
10 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
10 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
10 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
10 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
11 4 (17.39%) SDLC
11 4 (17.39%) Retail
11 4 (17.39%) Games
11 4 (17.39%) Oracle
11 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
11 4 (17.39%) Ruby
11 4 (17.39%) JIRA
12 3 (13.04%) 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Selenium
2 13 (56.52%) Cucumber
3 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
4 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) JUnit
6 3 (13.04%) RSpec
7 2 (8.70%) Appium
7 2 (8.70%) JMeter
7 2 (8.70%) Subversion
7 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
8 1 (4.35%) Gatling
8 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.35%) Maven
8 1 (4.35%) The Grinder
8 1 (4.35%) VisualVM
8 1 (4.35%) YourKit
General
1 4 (17.39%) Games
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Online Betting
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) Behat
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) TDD
3 12 (52.17%) Test Automation
4 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Kanban
8 3 (13.04%) Software Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) Scala
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SDET
3 2 (8.70%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.35%) Blue Prism
2 1 (4.35%) Dynatrace
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) New Relic