Period
to 21 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in York during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - +25 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in York 0.97% - 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
York median daily rate £320 - -
North Yorkshire median daily rate £273 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
York median hourly rate - - £14.00
North Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £14.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in York. 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
York
Contract vacancies in York with a recognized job title 100 160 147
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.09% 96.39% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 115 114
York median daily rate £400 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +28.30% +10.42%
10th Percentile £177 £191 £113
90th Percentile £588 £533 £456
North Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £340
% change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
York median hourly rate £17.50 £11.79 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.49% -18.02% -42.50%
10th Percentile £12.63 £10.17 £11.80
90th Percentile £37.75 £14.48 £28.03
North Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -8.47%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in York

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in York

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in York

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Engineer in York.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in York

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in York

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 York region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) hapi
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in York 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) hapi
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript