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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Tester
UK
Rank 576 587 574
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 15 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.061% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.064% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 16
Median daily rate £375 £425 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £518 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +17.24%
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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
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 £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 14 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 19 January 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
England +26 13 £390 -8.23% 8
London +15 10 £390 +3.31% 4
Cardiff +13 2 £268 +39.22%
South Wales +11 2 £268 +39.22%
Wales +7 2 £268 +39.22%
City of London - 2 £383 - 1
South West +16 1 £360 -16.27%
South East +16 1 £400 -13.51% 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hitchin - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £360 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (29.03%) Selenium
3 8 (25.81%) BDD
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) JIRA
4 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
6 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) C#
7 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) ISEB
7 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.90%) JMeter
7 4 (12.90%) Finance
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.90%) WebLOAD
7 4 (12.90%) Statistics
7 4 (12.90%) ISTQB

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 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Cucumber
1 9 (29.03%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
3 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.90%) JMeter
4 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.90%) NeoLoad
4 4 (12.90%) WebLOAD
5 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.45%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.23%) Hudson
7 1 (3.23%) JBehave
7 1 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.23%) Mocha
7 1 (3.23%) MSTest
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.23%) VersionOne
General
1 5 (16.13%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Chai
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) LINQ
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Swagger
3 1 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Statistics
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Fintech
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) BDD
3 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
5 5 (16.13%) TDD
5 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.13%) Test Strategy
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (3.23%) SAP