The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 96 87 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.063% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.36% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Average daily rate
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- £243 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.51% -9.28%
Test Engineer
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 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
1477 1374 1777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.31% 93.85% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 754 937
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 63 77
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bradford - 1 - -
Halifax - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Wakefield - - - -
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) C
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 4 (28.57%) MPEG
4 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Tcl
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) IPTV
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) DVB
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
4 4 (28.57%) Video on Demand
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Behat

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 4 (28.57%) VLAN
1 4 (28.57%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Behat
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 4 (28.57%) MPEG
1 4 (28.57%) IPTV
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Video on Demand
2 2 (14.29%) STB
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C++
1 5 (35.71%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) Tcl
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Capita