Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 153 144
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 39 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.15% 0.13% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.14% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 16
West Yorkshire median daily rate £361 £471 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.34% +24.01% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £435 £256
90th Percentile £451 £496 £425
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £468 £380
% change year-on-year -22.46% +23.03% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year -45.76% - -

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 3,242 2,912 3,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 97.10% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,191 1,996 2,281
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £256 £253
90th Percentile £551 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 85 100
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +9.23% -4.38%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.47 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.73 £30.65 £24.66
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +3.34%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +29 33 £369 -22.37% 12
Wakefield - 2 £325 - 1
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 34 (87.18%) Test Automation
2 22 (56.41%) Selenium
3 20 (51.28%) Java
3 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (46.15%) BDD
4 18 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 17 (43.59%) C#
6 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
6 16 (41.03%) API Testing
7 15 (38.46%) SDLC
7 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
8 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
9 12 (30.77%) Linux
10 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
10 10 (25.64%) SDET
11 9 (23.08%) E-Commerce
12 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
12 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (20.51%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (20.51%) User Stories
12 8 (20.51%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
13 7 (17.95%) Scrum
13 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
14 6 (15.38%) SQL
14 6 (15.38%) QA
15 5 (12.82%) JIRA
15 5 (12.82%) TDD
15 5 (12.82%) ISEB
15 5 (12.82%) 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 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
1 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) Selenium
2 18 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
4 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.82%) JIRA
6 4 (10.26%) JMeter
6 4 (10.26%) Protractor
7 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.56%) Burp Suite
9 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
9 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Kafka
2 3 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) SCADA
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (87.18%) Test Automation
2 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) BDD
4 16 (41.03%) API Testing
5 15 (38.46%) SDLC
5 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.64%) SDET
6 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
7 9 (23.08%) E-Commerce
8 8 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (20.51%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Regression Testing
8 8 (20.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (20.51%) User Stories
9 7 (17.95%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Critical Thinking
10 5 (12.82%) Open Source
10 5 (12.82%) TDD
10 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
11 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Splunk