Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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.

Test Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 141 160
Rank change year-on-year +18 +19 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 46 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.33% 0.25% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.25% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 9
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% +4.62%
10th Percentile £325 £366 £228
90th Percentile £471 £481 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £385 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +2.67% +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 - £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.00 - £35.00

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 3,318 2,772 3,886
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 97.47% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,237 1,860 2,659
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £278 £275 £270
90th Percentile £538 £550 £558
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 80 104
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% - -8.05%
10th Percentile £9.90 £8.42 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.01 £20.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.73 £12.63 £13.50
% change year-on-year +32.45% -6.46% +3.85%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

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 Test Engineer in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in West Yorkshire

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 Test Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 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 +18 42 £375 -14.29% 7
Wakefield - 1 £350 -
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 Test Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (89.13%) Test Automation
2 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (58.70%) Java
4 25 (54.35%) Selenium
5 23 (50.00%) BDD
6 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
6 22 (47.83%) API Testing
7 20 (43.48%) WebDriver
8 16 (34.78%) C#
9 15 (32.61%) Scrum
9 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
10 13 (28.26%) Linux
10 13 (28.26%) Exploratory Testing
11 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
11 12 (26.09%) SDET
12 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
12 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
13 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
14 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
14 9 (19.57%) TDD
14 9 (19.57%) User Stories
14 9 (19.57%) Kanban
14 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (17.39%) Open Source
15 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
15 8 (17.39%) QA
15 8 (17.39%) SQL
15 8 (17.39%) SDLC
16 6 (13.04%) Greenfield Project

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 (4.35%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Firewall
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Big Data
1 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (54.35%) Selenium
2 22 (47.83%) Cucumber
3 20 (43.48%) WebDriver
4 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.04%) JIRA
6 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.70%) Appium
7 4 (8.70%) Protractor
8 2 (4.35%) Maven
8 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.17%) Gatling
9 1 (2.17%) JMeter
9 1 (2.17%) JUnit
9 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
9 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.17%) TestNG
9 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (2.17%) Banking
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Games
1 1 (2.17%) Law
1 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.17%) Retail
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
2 4 (8.70%) Kafka
3 3 (6.52%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Android
2 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (89.13%) Test Automation
2 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (50.00%) BDD
4 22 (47.83%) API Testing
5 15 (32.61%) Scrum
6 13 (28.26%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (26.09%) SDET
7 12 (26.09%) Test Scripting
8 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
9 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 9 (19.57%) Kanban
10 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
10 9 (19.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (19.57%) TDD
10 9 (19.57%) User Stories
11 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.39%) Open Source
11 8 (17.39%) SDLC
12 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) C#
3 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
1 1 (2.17%) HND
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.35%) Cadence
3 1 (2.17%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk