The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 27 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.49% 0.77% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.80% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Median daily rate £360 £297 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -9.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £291 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £299 £330
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 Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 772 874 798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.43% 96.57% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 609 551
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 27
Median hourly rate £20.18 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.18% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bristol region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Kalido
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (10.00%) ATG
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) Ant
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) XML

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (10.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) BGP
1 1 (10.00%) HSRP
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) OSPF
1 1 (10.00%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Kalido
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) ATG
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) hybris
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP