Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 +29 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.31% 0.18% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.19% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +22.22% -15.63%
10th Percentile £321 £406 £251
90th Percentile £393 £419 £363
South Wales median daily rate £351 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -14.91% +22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 588 536 854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 98.35% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 403 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £171 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £36.55 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Cardiff

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Cardiff region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) HL7
2 5 (62.50%) Fiorano
2 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
2 5 (62.50%) JCAPS
2 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
3 4 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (50.00%) XSLT
3 4 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) InterSystems
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
4 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (62.50%) JCAPS
2 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) HL7
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Fiorano
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) InterSystems
2 4 (50.00%) VMware