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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 613 580 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 15 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.066% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.069% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 24
Median daily rate £400 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £460 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +14.81%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -7 6 £350 -9.67%
Yorkshire -6 3 £400 +23.07% 2
South East +5 2 £406 +16.07%
North West -1 1 - -
South West - 1 £203 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 - -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) QA
2 13 (37.14%) Selenium
3 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 8 (22.86%) Java
5 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
6 6 (17.14%) Open Source
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
6 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
6 6 (17.14%) Banking
6 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.14%) ISEB
7 5 (14.29%) HP UFT
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) .NET
7 5 (14.29%) JIRA
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) SDET
8 4 (11.43%) Analytics
8 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
8 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.43%) Algorithmic Trading

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 (2.86%) Confluence
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 5 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.57%) Ant
5 3 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
5 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.57%) JBehave
5 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.57%) Maven
5 3 (8.57%) Subversion
5 3 (8.57%) TestLink
6 2 (5.71%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.86%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) MSMQ
3 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) JSON
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) Spring
5 1 (2.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
1 3 (8.57%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (17.14%) BDD
3 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
4 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (11.43%) Analytics
5 4 (11.43%) Data Migration
5 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.57%) Defect Management
6 3 (8.57%) OO
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Java
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
1 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.43%) PhD
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (37.14%) QA
2 5 (14.29%) SDET
3 1 (2.86%) GAAP
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) HP
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.43%) Sybase
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) hybris
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Altova
4 1 (2.86%) CODA
4 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) SAP