The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 25 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 62 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.48% 0.60% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.61% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £475 £513 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +57.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +5.33% +11.11%  
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 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 795 818 886
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.90% 97.38% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 583 655
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 38
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Bristol over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Bristol

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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 Bristol region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Kalido
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (10.00%) ATG
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle

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:

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%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
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 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) API Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 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