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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 83 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.31% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.33% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £281 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -3.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £295 £303
% change year-on-year
+6.77% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £23.19 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+53.09% -35.59%
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
1010 914 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.65% 94.81% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 576 348
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 45
Average hourly rate £12.42 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £27.00 £111.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) WATIR
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Sahi
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) WATIR
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Sahi
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA