Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for SDET skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SDET over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 - 172
Rank change year-on-year - +172 -
Contract jobs citing SDET 43 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.23% - 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 5
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 - £350
10th Percentile £336 - £325
90th Percentile £478 - £425
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

SDET is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,100 2,523 3,492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.65% 87.24% 88.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,126 1,722 2,346
West Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £283
90th Percentile £550 £545 £546
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 61 50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +1.43% +2.98%
10th Percentile £11.09 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.80 £27.50 £30.83
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.81
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.10% +6.72%

SDET
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing SDET as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SDET in West Yorkshire

SDET
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SDET in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SDET in West Yorkshire

SDET
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SDET in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SDET in West Yorkshire

SDET
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SDET within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds - 39 £413 - 1
Bradford - 1 £350 -
SDET
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SDET also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SDET.

1 42 (97.67%) Test Automation
2 34 (79.07%) Java
3 32 (74.42%) Selenium
4 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (67.44%) BDD
6 27 (62.79%) C#
7 21 (48.84%) WebDriver
8 18 (41.86%) API Testing
9 16 (37.21%) Cucumber
10 12 (27.91%) Docker
11 11 (25.58%) Scrum
11 11 (25.58%) TDD
12 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
13 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
13 9 (20.93%) Kafka
13 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
13 9 (20.93%) QA
14 8 (18.60%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (16.28%) SDLC
15 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
15 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
15 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
15 7 (16.28%) Linux
15 7 (16.28%) Finance
16 6 (13.95%) OO
16 6 (13.95%) Python
16 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
16 6 (13.95%) Critical Thinking
17 5 (11.63%) Protractor

SDET
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
1 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.33%) HBase
1 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (74.42%) Selenium
2 21 (48.84%) WebDriver
3 16 (37.21%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
5 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
6 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.63%) Protractor
7 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
8 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
9 3 (6.98%) Appium
9 3 (6.98%) JMeter
9 3 (6.98%) Maven
10 2 (4.65%) JIRA
10 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Test Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Developer in Test
3 11 (25.58%) Test Automation Engineer
4 10 (23.26%) Tester
5 9 (20.93%) Automation Tester
6 7 (16.28%) Software Developer
7 5 (11.63%) C# Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Java Developer in Test
8 4 (9.30%) Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Java Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Java Automation Tester
9 3 (6.98%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Developer
10 2 (4.65%) Development Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) Kafka
2 7 (16.28%) Gherkin
3 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) Nightwatchjs
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) React
5 1 (2.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Equities
2 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.65%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (97.67%) Test Automation
2 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (67.44%) BDD
4 18 (41.86%) API Testing
5 11 (25.58%) Scrum
5 11 (25.58%) TDD
6 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.28%) SDLC
7 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Critical Thinking
8 6 (13.95%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.63%) Open Source
9 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) User Stories
10 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.30%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) Java
2 27 (62.79%) C#
3 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Google
2 1 (2.33%) Capita
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle