Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 87 78
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.37% 0.62% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.66% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +31.15%
East of England median daily rate £435 £394 £450
% change year-on-year +10.48% -12.50% +19.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1,004 1,211 1,021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 94.39% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 600 447
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £163
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 116 121
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +50.00% +44.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.75 £20.65
% change year-on-year -12.30% -4.36% -9.69%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Cambridgeshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Cambridgeshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Peterborough +18 1 £475 +11.76%
Cambridge -3 1 - -
Test Leader
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Hyperion
1 3 (75.00%) DRM
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) HFM
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Gatling
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (75.00%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Appium
1 1 (25.00%) Gatling
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) DRM
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Management
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Hyperion
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin