The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Lead
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.35% 1.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 272 305 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.44% 95.31% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 203 302
Median daily rate £438 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Leader in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Bedfordshire

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Test Leader 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS