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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
UK / England
Rank 568 562 586
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 9 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.057% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.060% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 10
Median daily rate £360 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £361 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £527 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £440 £361
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +21.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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
London +7 8 £355 -16.47% 3
South West -3 1 £360 -25.00%
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (24.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Retail
5 4 (16.00%) JMeter
5 4 (16.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) SOA
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) ISEB
5 4 (16.00%) WebLOAD
5 4 (16.00%) QA
5 4 (16.00%) Statistics
5 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.00%) NeoLoad
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing

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%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) JMeter
3 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.00%) NeoLoad
3 4 (16.00%) WebLOAD
4 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.00%) JBehave
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) Mocha
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Chai
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Swagger
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (24.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (16.00%) SOA
5 4 (16.00%) Statistics
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Workday