The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 82 86 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 12 25 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.82% 1.29% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.36% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 1
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +40.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1391 1840 1638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 95.40% 95.24% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1211 1117
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Yorkshire region.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer across the West Yorkshire region.

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -8 11 £356 +1.78% 6
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (81.48%) Selenium
3 17 (62.96%) QA
4 16 (59.26%) Java
5 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
6 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
7 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
7 13 (48.15%) TDD
8 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
8 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
8 12 (44.44%) Scala
9 11 (40.74%) Automation Testing
9 11 (40.74%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (40.74%) Scrum
10 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
10 10 (37.04%) User Stories
11 7 (25.93%) RSpec
11 7 (25.93%) Web Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Games
11 7 (25.93%) JSON
11 7 (25.93%) JUnit
12 6 (22.22%) JIRA
12 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
13 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
13 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
13 5 (18.52%) WCAG
13 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
13 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
13 5 (18.52%) SQL

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (3.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.70%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.70%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (81.48%) Selenium
2 15 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
4 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.93%) JUnit
5 7 (25.93%) RSpec
6 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
8 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 3 (11.11%) JMeter
8 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (7.41%) Appium
9 2 (7.41%) FitNesse
9 2 (7.41%) Hudson
9 2 (7.41%) Robot Framework
9 2 (7.41%) Subversion
9 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
10 1 (3.70%) JBehave
10 1 (3.70%) MSTest
10 1 (3.70%) VersionOne
General
1 7 (25.93%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) JSON
2 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (92.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
3 13 (48.15%) TDD
4 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 11 (40.74%) Automation Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Defect Tracking
5 11 (40.74%) Scrum
6 10 (37.04%) User Stories
7 7 (25.93%) Security Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Web Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
10 4 (14.81%) BDD
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.81%) Kanban
10 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) Scala
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) XPath
4 2 (7.41%) XQuery
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (62.96%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.70%) Calypso
3 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Temenos