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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 96 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.26% 1.00% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 1.07% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
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
1418 1026 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.60% 92.85% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 722 421
Average daily rate £350 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) HP UFT

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) Sahi
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) NUnit
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) WATIR
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle