The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Rank 85 90 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.30% 0.56% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.58% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £375 £340 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £311
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +8.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 981 1378 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.22% 96.63% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 961 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 40
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Leeds region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) QA
3 9 (56.25%) Java
4 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (43.75%) Scala
5 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
7 5 (31.25%) User Stories
8 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
8 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (18.75%) Usability Testing
9 3 (18.75%) JSON
9 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (18.75%) Kanban
9 3 (18.75%) RSpec
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) JMeter

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (6.25%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (81.25%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 3 (18.75%) JUnit
4 3 (18.75%) RSpec
4 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
5 2 (12.50%) Gatling
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
6 1 (6.25%) JBehave
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Scala
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) XPath
3 2 (12.50%) XQuery
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle