Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 26 July 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 114 128
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.45% 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 1.04% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 12
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £354 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.61% +28.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £319 £262 £258
90th Percentile £454 £414 £288
England median daily rate £408 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £48.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £45.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -39.56% +30.00% -14.63%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2988 3087 3182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 95.40% 96.17% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1847 1857 1862
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.04% +2.90%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 118 170
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.86 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.27 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £34.88 £30.00
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Northamptonshire +9 7 £425 +21.43%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 £361 -6.77% 3
Leicestershire -9 2 - -
Derbyshire -29 1 - - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) GxP
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) nmon
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) SaaS
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Ganglia
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
5 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (7.14%) C#

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) D3.js
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) SVG
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) GxP
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ganglia
1 2 (14.29%) nmon
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
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