Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 15 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 181 177
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 56 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.13% 0.18% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.19% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 17
Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £446 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.77% +19.00% +22.95%
10th Percentile £313 £347 £256
90th Percentile £443 £494 £425
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%

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 4,738 4,255 5,332
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.84% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,170 2,812 3,441
Yorkshire median daily rate £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £244
90th Percentile £550 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 140 200
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.35 £27.61 £29.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

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 15 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 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
West Yorkshire +28 40 £361 -23.34% 18
South Yorkshire +7 15 £405 +9.83%
North Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 36 (64.29%) Selenium
2 36 (64.29%) Java
3 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (44.64%) WebDriver
4 25 (44.64%) BDD
5 23 (41.07%) SDLC
6 22 (39.29%) API Testing
6 22 (39.29%) Cucumber
6 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
7 18 (32.14%) C#
8 16 (28.57%) Linux
8 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 13 (23.21%) SDET
9 13 (23.21%) Exploratory Testing
10 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
11 11 (19.64%) JIRA
12 10 (17.86%) Scrum
12 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
12 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
12 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
13 9 (16.07%) User Stories
13 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (16.07%) Gherkin
13 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
13 9 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
14 8 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
14 8 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (14.29%) Protractor

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 3 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) GitHub
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) npm
3 1 (1.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
1 1 (1.79%) DNS
1 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) HBase
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (64.29%) Selenium
2 25 (44.64%) WebDriver
3 22 (39.29%) Cucumber
3 22 (39.29%) Git (software)
4 11 (19.64%) JIRA
5 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
6 8 (14.29%) Protractor
7 6 (10.71%) JMeter
7 6 (10.71%) Maven
8 4 (7.14%) IntelliJ
9 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.57%) Gatling
10 2 (3.57%) Jasmine
10 2 (3.57%) NeoLoad
10 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.79%) Burp Suite
11 1 (1.79%) GitLab
11 1 (1.79%) Mocha
11 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 1 (1.79%) Automotive
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
1 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.93%) REST
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Kafka
4 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.79%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (1.79%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) SOAP
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) SCADA
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (44.64%) BDD
4 23 (41.07%) SDLC
5 22 (39.29%) API Testing
6 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 13 (23.21%) Exploratory Testing
7 13 (23.21%) SDET
8 12 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (19.64%) Software Testing
10 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.86%) Scrum
10 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
11 9 (16.07%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (16.07%) Regression Testing
11 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (16.07%) User Stories
12 8 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
12 8 (14.29%) SOA
12 8 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) C#
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.79%) Scala
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.93%) ISEB
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) HND
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.79%) Kibana
2 1 (1.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle
2 1 (1.79%) F5
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Splunk