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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 83 81 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 17 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.17% 0.088% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.093% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £320 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £320 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +53.12%
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
1376 1072 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.09% 94.12% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 760 566
Average daily rate £382 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.86% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 24
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.13 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.57 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £18.53 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
1 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (40.00%) BDD
1 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
2 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
2 9 (36.00%) TDD
2 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (32.00%) JMeter
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Ruby
4 7 (28.00%) JIRA
4 7 (28.00%) QA
4 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (24.00%) CoffeeScript
5 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Scala
5 6 (24.00%) Android
5 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (24.00%) Gatling
5 6 (24.00%) The Grinder
5 6 (24.00%) Dynatrace
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 6 (24.00%) YourKit

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) SoapUI
2 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (32.00%) JMeter
4 7 (28.00%) JIRA
4 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
5 6 (24.00%) Gatling
5 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (24.00%) Maven
5 6 (24.00%) SilkPerformer
5 6 (24.00%) The Grinder
5 6 (24.00%) VisualVM
5 6 (24.00%) YourKit
6 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.00%) Appium
7 1 (4.00%) Liquibase
General
1 2 (8.00%) Electronics
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (24.00%) Spring
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) WSDL
3 2 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) XSD
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Android
2 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) BDD
1 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
2 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 5 (20.00%) SOA
5 5 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) User Stories
8 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) Ruby
2 6 (24.00%) CoffeeScript
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) Scala
2 6 (24.00%) VBA
2 6 (24.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) AppDynamics
2 6 (24.00%) Dynatrace
2 6 (24.00%) IBM
2 6 (24.00%) New Relic
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) HP
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