The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Lead Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 610 613 577
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 16 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.072% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.076% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 22
Median daily rate £363 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £344
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +10.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region.

Lead Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lead Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -10 6 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +15 4 £356 -40.62% 1
South East +15 2 £400 -3.03%
North West +17 1 £350 -9.67% 3
South West +9 1 £300 -7.69%
North East -23 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Lead Tester 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 England region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (28.00%) BDD
4 6 (24.00%) QA
5 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (20.00%) Java
5 5 (20.00%) C#
6 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) TDD
6 4 (16.00%) Open Source
6 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) SDET
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 3 (12.00%) TestLink
7 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
7 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (12.00%) JBehave
7 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Ruby
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) Ant
5 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (12.00%) JBehave
5 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (12.00%) Maven
5 3 (12.00%) Subversion
5 3 (12.00%) TestLink
6 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) LINQ
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.00%) Swagger
3 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) BDD
3 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.00%) Open Source
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) OOP
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
5 3 (12.00%) System Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle