The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 107 98
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.82% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 17
Median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £304 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £506 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +7.43% +9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1678 2208 2235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.73% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1180 1119
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 95 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.06 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Berkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Reading +13 4 £525 -6.66%
Bracknell - 2 £350 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) Taleo
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Scenario Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 6 (27.27%) SaaS
6 5 (22.73%) QA
6 5 (22.73%) SAP
6 5 (22.73%) Saba
6 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
7 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
7 4 (18.18%) Case Management
7 4 (18.18%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 4 (18.18%) webMethods
7 4 (18.18%) Selenium
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) SilkTest
7 4 (18.18%) Node.js
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ISEB
8 3 (13.64%) API Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Cucumber

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

Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Taleo
2 6 (27.27%) SaaS
3 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Selenium
1 4 (18.18%) SilkTest
2 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jasmine
2 2 (9.09%) Protractor
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Billing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 4 (18.18%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) Behat
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Scenario Testing
1 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Case Management
5 4 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Testing
6 3 (13.64%) API Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Saba
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 4 (18.18%) webMethods
4 2 (9.09%) IBM