Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 143 136
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 29 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.89% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.55% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 14
West Yorkshire median daily rate £345 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% +1.79%
10th Percentile £311 £316 £262
90th Percentile £507 £484 £424
Yorkshire median daily rate £378 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -16.11% +20.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £29.50 -

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 3,134 3,108 2,908
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 96.28% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,132 2,111 1,844
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £556 £541 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 107 116
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.69% -5.78%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.81 £9.23
90th Percentile £26.05 £40.00 £26.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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 +11 25 £355 -5.33% 17
Wakefield - 2 £325 -
Bradford - 1 £478 -
Halifax - 1 £297 - 1
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
3 16 (55.17%) Selenium
4 14 (48.28%) SDLC
5 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
6 12 (41.38%) BDD
7 11 (37.93%) JIRA
8 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (34.48%) WebDriver
9 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
9 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
10 8 (27.59%) REST
10 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
10 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
10 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
10 8 (27.59%) C#
11 7 (24.14%) Java
11 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
11 7 (24.14%) LoadRunner
11 7 (24.14%) JMeter
11 7 (24.14%) Confluence
11 7 (24.14%) Coaching
11 7 (24.14%) Slack
12 6 (20.69%) Microservices
12 6 (20.69%) Burp Suite
12 6 (20.69%) OWASP
12 6 (20.69%) WCAG
12 6 (20.69%) Nessus
13 5 (17.24%) Finance
13 5 (17.24%) Linux

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 7 (24.14%) Confluence
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Slack
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) OneDrive
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Akamai
3 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 13 (44.83%) Git (software)
3 11 (37.93%) JIRA
4 10 (34.48%) WebDriver
5 9 (31.03%) Jenkins
6 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
6 7 (24.14%) JMeter
6 7 (24.14%) LoadRunner
7 6 (20.69%) Burp Suite
8 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
9 3 (10.34%) Gatling
9 3 (10.34%) Protractor
9 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
10 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) REST
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) GraphQL
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.90%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
3 14 (48.28%) SDLC
4 12 (41.38%) BDD
5 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
7 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
7 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
8 7 (24.14%) Coaching
9 6 (20.69%) Microservices
9 6 (20.69%) OWASP
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) SDET
11 3 (10.34%) Critical Thinking
11 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 3 (10.34%) SFIA
11 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) WCAG
2 5 (17.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Workday