Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 24 November 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 42 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +39
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.31% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Leicester median daily rate - £310 -
Leicestershire median daily rate £488 £310 -
% change year-on-year +57.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicester median hourly rate - - -
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leicester
Contract vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 316 287 273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.93% 95.67% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 192 138
Leicester median daily rate £363 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £245 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £336 £313
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.60% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 23
Leicester median hourly rate £30.00 £18.88 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.94% +57.29% -42.86%
10th Percentile £13.08 £13.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £23.75
Leicestershire median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.13
% change year-on-year -1.79% +15.46% -39.38%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings that featured Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Leicester

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Leicester

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Leicester region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Protractor
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Protractor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA