Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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.

Senior Test Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 147 159
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Engineer 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.087% 0.033% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.034% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +72.73% -
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £275
% change year-on-year -10.53% +72.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,306 2,919 3,283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.78% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,234 2,008 2,120
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £250
90th Percentile £563 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 90 109
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.01% +14.80% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £24.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.73
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.29% +0.96%

Senior Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Senior Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Senior Test Engineer
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 Senior Test Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 December 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 -3 3 £425 -10.53% 3
Senior Test Engineer
Yorkshire

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, Senior Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Senior Test Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) OneDrive
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering

Senior Test Engineer Skill Set
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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) OneDrive
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA