The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 89 102 104
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.57% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.59% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Median daily rate £375 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1290 1864 1764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.70% 96.28% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1270 1104
Median daily rate £400 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 89
Median hourly rate £12.13 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £8.75 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £35.50
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 West Yorkshire

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Leeds +9 3 £375 +10.29% 4
Bradford +1 1 - -
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) QA
4 10 (50.00%) Java
5 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (40.00%) Scala
7 7 (35.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (35.00%) TDD
7 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) User Stories
9 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
9 5 (25.00%) JMeter
9 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
10 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
10 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
11 3 (15.00%) RSpec
11 3 (15.00%) BDD
11 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Jenkins

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (35.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) JMeter
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.00%) JUnit
4 3 (15.00%) RSpec
4 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (10.00%) Gatling
5 2 (10.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (5.00%) JBehave
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.00%) MSTest
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Performance Testing
4 7 (35.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) User Stories
6 5 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) Scala
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) XPath
3 2 (10.00%) XQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) IBM
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle