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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 619 590 551
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 18 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.045% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.048% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 27
Median daily rate £421 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £460 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £319
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +21.56%
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
48428 48067 47032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.01% 94.75% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31953 29679 29276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1367 1934 1971
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -13 11 £425 +6.25% 2
South West +1 2 £368 -2.00%
North West -11 2 £418 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £338 - 1
South East -16 1 £463 +5.11% 1
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Finance
3 19 (43.18%) Selenium
4 18 (40.91%) QA
5 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
6 15 (34.09%) ISEB
7 14 (31.82%) ITIL
8 13 (29.55%) SQL
8 13 (29.55%) .NET
8 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
8 13 (29.55%) HP UFT
9 12 (27.27%) Banking
9 12 (27.27%) Investment Banking
9 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Algorithmic Trading
10 10 (22.73%) Migration
10 10 (22.73%) Sybase
10 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
10 10 (22.73%) MSMQ
10 10 (22.73%) PhD
10 10 (22.73%) Data Migration
10 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
10 10 (22.73%) Analytics
11 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Java
12 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Linux

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 3 (6.82%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.27%) ATM
2 1 (2.27%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) INAP
2 1 (2.27%) ISUP
2 1 (2.27%) Node B
2 1 (2.27%) RNC
2 1 (2.27%) SS7
2 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) HP UFT
3 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
5 4 (9.09%) Capybara
6 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.55%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.27%) Appium
8 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.27%) TestPartner
8 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
2 12 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) MSMQ
3 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.82%) Web Services
5 2 (4.55%) HTML
5 2 (4.55%) SOAP
5 2 (4.55%) XML
6 1 (2.27%) CSS
6 1 (2.27%) JSON
6 1 (2.27%) REST
6 1 (2.27%) Spring
6 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) PKI
2 2 (4.55%) Reinsurance
2 2 (4.55%) Wiki
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.82%) ITIL
4 12 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Algorithmic Trading
5 10 (22.73%) Analytics
5 10 (22.73%) Data Migration
5 10 (22.73%) Migration
5 10 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 5 (11.36%) BDD
8 5 (11.36%) Scrum
8 5 (11.36%) TDD
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 6 (13.64%) Ruby
4 5 (11.36%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) C
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) C++
7 1 (2.27%) Groovy
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 15 (34.09%) ISEB
3 10 (22.73%) PhD
4 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.91%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) GAAP
2 2 (4.55%) SDET
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Sybase
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) CODA
5 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Altova
6 1 (2.27%) hybris
6 1 (2.27%) PeopleSoft