The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 24 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 70 90
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.30% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £348 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.12% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £414
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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 979 913 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.64% 96.31% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 481 601
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -31.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Milton Keynes -11 3 £348 -13.12%
Test Leader
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) VB
4 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Calabash
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C++
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) VMware