The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 634 612 593
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 9 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.052% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.055% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 26
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £323 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £460 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
- +18.51%
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lead Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England -11 9 £400 - 7
London +13 4 £400 -4.19% 1
Hampshire +2 1 £413 +10.00%
South Yorkshire -2 1 £400 +23.07%
South East -2 1 £413 +10.00%
Yorkshire -9 1 £400 +23.07% 3
Sheffield -12 1 £400 +23.07%
Manchester -13 1 - - 2
North West -14 1 - - 3
Dorset - 1 £203 -
Poole - 1 £203 -
South West - 1 £203 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) QA
4 14 (35.90%) Selenium
5 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
5 11 (28.21%) Banking
5 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
5 11 (28.21%) ISEB
5 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.64%) ITIL
6 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
7 9 (23.08%) SQL
7 9 (23.08%) .NET
7 9 (23.08%) HP UFT
8 8 (20.51%) MSMQ
8 8 (20.51%) PhD
8 8 (20.51%) Sybase
8 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
8 8 (20.51%) Migration
8 8 (20.51%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
8 8 (20.51%) Analytics
9 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.38%) HP
10 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
11 5 (12.82%) Scrum
11 5 (12.82%) SAP

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) HP UFT
3 6 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.26%) JIRA
4 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.13%) Capybara
5 2 (5.13%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) TestPartner
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (5.13%) Advertising
6 1 (2.56%) Electronics
6 1 (2.56%) Games
6 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) MSMQ
3 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) SOAP
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Spring
5 1 (2.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Reinsurance
2 2 (5.13%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Automated Testing
2 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
3 10 (25.64%) ITIL
4 8 (20.51%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (20.51%) Analytics
4 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
4 8 (20.51%) Migration
4 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (7.69%) BDD
9 3 (7.69%) Open Source
10 2 (5.13%) High Availability
10 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISEB
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 8 (20.51%) PhD
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) GAAP
2 2 (5.13%) SDET
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Sybase
2 6 (15.38%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) SAP
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) CODA
5 2 (5.13%) hybris
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Altova
6 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft