Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £471 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 174 202
Rank change year-on-year -6 +28 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 7 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.62% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.65% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 22
Yorkshire median daily rate £471 £380 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.01% +18.75% +16.36%
10th Percentile £397 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £425 £397
England median daily rate £400 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +3.56% +10.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £29.50 - £30.00
10th Percentile £16.85 - £28.50
90th Percentile £44.15 - £31.50
England median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% +16.67%

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 4281 5241 5864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.18% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2838 3365 3905
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 199 317
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £28.90 £28.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
South Yorkshire +17 3 £575 - 3
West Yorkshire -20 3 £468 +23.03% 12
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Test Engineer
England

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

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

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) WCAG
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Nessus
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Confluence
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management

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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Slack
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Burp Suite
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) RSpec
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Raspberry Pi
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) OWASP
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) SFIA
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Web Operations
4 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) WCAG
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Telerik