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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 108 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.69% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £393 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
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
1953 2169 1599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.73% 95.63% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1496 979
Median daily rate £395 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 87 72
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.12 £9.43 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 12 £343 -2.14% 8
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 22 (78.57%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (60.71%) Java
4 15 (53.57%) TDD
5 14 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
7 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
8 10 (35.71%) QA
8 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
8 10 (35.71%) Scrum
9 9 (32.14%) ISEB
9 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
10 8 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (28.57%) BDD
10 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
11 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
11 7 (25.00%) Scala
12 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
12 6 (21.43%) Games
13 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
13 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
13 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
13 5 (17.86%) User Stories
13 5 (17.86%) Ruby
13 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
14 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
14 4 (14.29%) JIRA
14 4 (14.29%) Retail
14 4 (14.29%) MySQL
14 4 (14.29%) Oracle

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.86%) SoapUI
5 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (10.71%) JUnit
6 3 (10.71%) RSpec
7 2 (7.14%) Appium
7 2 (7.14%) JMeter
7 2 (7.14%) Subversion
7 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.57%) Gatling
8 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
8 1 (3.57%) Maven
8 1 (3.57%) The Grinder
8 1 (3.57%) VisualVM
8 1 (3.57%) YourKit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Online Betting
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.71%) Behat
2 3 (10.71%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) REST
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Test Automation
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
6 8 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
9 5 (17.86%) User Stories
10 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) SDLC
11 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Kanban
11 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Test Management
11 3 (10.71%) Usability Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
11 3 (10.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) Java
2 7 (25.00%) Scala
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 3 (10.71%) C#
5 3 (10.71%) Python
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) SDET
3 2 (7.14%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) AppDynamics
2 1 (3.57%) Blue Prism
2 1 (3.57%) Dynatrace
2 1 (3.57%) IBM
2 1 (3.57%) New Relic