The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 122 128
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 8 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.56% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.58% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
Median daily rate £375 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -5.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +9.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2063 2773 2573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.08% 96.72% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1269 1857 1622
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 114 138
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £40.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +5 6 £375 +10.29% 4
South Yorkshire +2 1 £425 +54.54% 1
Test Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) QA
5 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (32.00%) Scala
7 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
8 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
8 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (24.00%) User Stories
10 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.00%) JMeter
11 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (16.00%) JSON
11 4 (16.00%) C++
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
11 4 (16.00%) Windows
11 4 (16.00%) XML
11 4 (16.00%) Kanban
11 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing

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 1 (4.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (20.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (16.00%) Robot Framework
6 3 (12.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (12.00%) JUnit
6 3 (12.00%) RSpec
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (8.00%) Gatling
7 2 (8.00%) JIRA
8 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.00%) JBehave
8 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (12.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (16.00%) JSON
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (24.00%) User Stories
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.00%) BDD
8 4 (16.00%) Defect Management
8 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Scala
3 4 (16.00%) C++
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) XPath
4 3 (12.00%) XQuery
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (4.00%) Brocade
2 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco
2 1 (4.00%) F5
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle