The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 134 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.47% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.50% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
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£305 £275 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £266
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £312 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Test Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2745 2204 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.83% 93.83% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1862 1336 1064
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 123
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.11 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015. 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
West Yorkshire -25 3 £300 +9.09% 7
South Yorkshire - 2 £320 - 4
North Yorkshire - 1 £288 -
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) JMeter
5 2 (14.29%) .NET

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 2 (14.29%) JMeter
4 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) NUnit
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
5 1 (7.14%) WATIR
5 1 (7.14%) Sahi
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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