The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Test Engineer
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 100 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.091% 0.67% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.70% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £500 £413 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +43.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -3.21% +18.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 1084 1435 1452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.37% 95.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1013 1040
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.66 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.38% +5.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Leeds

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Gatling
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Gatling
2 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines