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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 117 123 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 21 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.72% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Average daily rate £350 £410 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +82.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £338 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £482 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +33.33%
Test Engineer
England

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
2765 2425 2165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 94.79% 94.91% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1806 1601 1269
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 118 103
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £25.00 £28.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 21 £350 -14.63% 15
Test Engineer
England

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
2 11 (34.38%) BDD
3 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 10 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (31.25%) QA
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 9 (28.13%) SDLC
5 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.00%) ISEB
5 8 (25.00%) JMeter
6 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
6 7 (21.88%) Java
6 7 (21.88%) Oracle
6 7 (21.88%) Python
6 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Ruby
6 7 (21.88%) JIRA
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (18.75%) Gatling
7 6 (18.75%) The Grinder
7 6 (18.75%) Dynatrace
7 6 (18.75%) AppDynamics
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 6 (18.75%) New Relic
7 6 (18.75%) VisualVM

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Cucumber
1 11 (34.38%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) SoapUI
3 9 (28.13%) Visual Studio
4 8 (25.00%) JMeter
5 7 (21.88%) JIRA
5 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
6 6 (18.75%) Gatling
6 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (18.75%) Maven
6 6 (18.75%) SilkPerformer
6 6 (18.75%) The Grinder
6 6 (18.75%) VisualVM
6 6 (18.75%) YourKit
7 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
7 2 (6.25%) Ranorex
7 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.13%) Appium
8 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.25%) Electronics
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
1 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
1 6 (18.75%) Spring
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) WSDL
4 2 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) XSD
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
1 5 (15.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Android
2 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) BDD
3 10 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (28.13%) SDLC
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 8 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
8 5 (15.63%) SOA
8 5 (15.63%) Software Architecture
8 5 (15.63%) Test Management
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
1 7 (21.88%) Python
1 7 (21.88%) Ruby
2 6 (18.75%) CoffeeScript
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (18.75%) Scala
2 6 (18.75%) VBA
2 6 (18.75%) VBScript
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISEB
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) AppDynamics
2 6 (18.75%) Dynatrace
2 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 6 (18.75%) New Relic
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
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