Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 166 160
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 52 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.06% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.39% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 18
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £313 £348 £256
90th Percentile £475 £623 £429
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £29.50 -
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.63% +14.29% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,680 4,318 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.36% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,146 2,837 2,995
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 154 209
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £13.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +7.80% -0.61%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.87 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.00 £26.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.08% +0.60% -0.59%

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Yorkshire

Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
West Yorkshire +13 33 £353 -17.06% 17
South Yorkshire -4 18 £405 -29.57% 8
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (82.69%) Test Automation
2 34 (65.38%) Selenium
3 27 (51.92%) SDLC
3 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (44.23%) Java
5 21 (40.38%) BDD
5 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
6 19 (36.54%) WebDriver
6 19 (36.54%) JIRA
7 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
8 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
9 11 (21.15%) REST
9 11 (21.15%) JMeter
9 11 (21.15%) Exploratory Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
10 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
10 10 (19.23%) C#
10 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
11 9 (17.31%) SDET
11 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
12 8 (15.38%) Confluence
12 8 (15.38%) API Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Coaching
12 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
12 8 (15.38%) Linux
12 8 (15.38%) HP UFT
12 8 (15.38%) Scrum
12 8 (15.38%) Slack

Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (15.38%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Slack
2 6 (11.54%) GitHub
3 2 (3.85%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) HBase
1 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (65.38%) Selenium
2 21 (40.38%) Git (software)
3 19 (36.54%) JIRA
3 19 (36.54%) WebDriver
4 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
5 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
6 11 (21.15%) JMeter
7 8 (15.38%) HP UFT
8 7 (13.46%) Burp Suite
8 7 (13.46%) LoadRunner
8 7 (13.46%) Protractor
9 6 (11.54%) Maven
10 4 (7.69%) Gatling
10 4 (7.69%) IntelliJ
10 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.85%) Jasmine
11 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
11 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 1 (1.92%) GitLab
12 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) REST
2 8 (15.38%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.92%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (13.46%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) SCADA
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (82.69%) Test Automation
2 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) SDLC
3 21 (40.38%) BDD
4 15 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (21.15%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
6 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 9 (17.31%) SDET
7 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
7 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
8 8 (15.38%) API Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Coaching
8 8 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (15.38%) Scrum
9 7 (13.46%) Critical Thinking
9 7 (13.46%) Microservices
9 7 (13.46%) SOA
9 7 (13.46%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.62%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) WCAG
2 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Nessus
2 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.92%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.92%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) F5
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.92%) Red Hat