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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Rank 87 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.99% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 1.04% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £356 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-37.50% +8.10%

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
1073 1352 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.93% 95.89% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 928 765
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £18.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
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 23 February 2017, 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Selenium
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) QA
4 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
6 8 (42.11%) TDD
6 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) Security Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Scala
7 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
8 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (31.58%) User Stories
9 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Web Testing
10 4 (21.05%) JSON
10 4 (21.05%) JIRA
10 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 4 (21.05%) JUnit
10 4 (21.05%) BDD
10 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (21.05%) Kanban
10 4 (21.05%) RSpec
11 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
11 3 (15.79%) Gherkin

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (5.26%) Temenos T24
1 1 (5.26%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
3 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
4 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (21.05%) JIRA
5 4 (21.05%) JUnit
5 4 (21.05%) RSpec
6 3 (15.79%) JMeter
6 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
7 2 (10.53%) Hudson
7 2 (10.53%) Robot Framework
8 1 (5.26%) Gatling
8 1 (5.26%) JBehave
8 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (5.26%) MSTest
8 1 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (5.26%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (15.79%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
4 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) TDD
5 7 (36.84%) Security Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
7 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (26.32%) Performance Testing
8 4 (21.05%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (21.05%) Kanban
8 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
8 4 (21.05%) Web Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
9 3 (15.79%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) Scala
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) XPath
4 2 (10.53%) XQuery
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.26%) Calypso
2 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Temenos