Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £471 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Test Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 141 168
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.13% 0.84% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.87% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 15
West Yorkshire median daily rate £471 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.01% +8.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £435 £256 £258
90th Percentile £496 £425 £431
Yorkshire median daily rate £468 £380 £310
% change year-on-year +23.03% +22.58% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £29.50 - £30.00

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 2922 3435 4219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.38% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 2232 2842
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.64 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £34.23 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%

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 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 20 November 2017. 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 3 £475 +52.00% 11
Test Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) WCAG
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) IPTV
3 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Telerik
3 1 (25.00%) Nessus
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) Digital TV
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) IPTV
1 1 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) WCAG
2 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Telerik