The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 54 52 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.22% 0.57% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +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 South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 447 509 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 96.13% 96.58% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 344 256
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 26
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £30.00
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 South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in South Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in South Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in South Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield 0 1 £425 +36.00% 1
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Velocity
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Velocity
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade
1 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) F5
1 1 (50.00%) HP