Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 93 129
Rank change year-on-year -29 +36 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.75% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.80% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £373 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -11.76% +46.55%
10th Percentile £329 £315 £331
90th Percentile £408 £490 £443
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2250 1619 2547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 93.10% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 842 1281
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £543 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 79 108
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.16
90th Percentile £42.56 £39.00 £31.10
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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
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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -29 3 £373 -0.67%
Test Leader
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware