The median contractor rate for a Lead Tester was £324 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 April 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.

Lead Tester
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 598 607
Rank change year-on-year +33 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 16 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.041% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.043% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 13
Median daily rate £324 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.82% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £335 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £520 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £418 £368
% change year-on-year -25.14% +13.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40438 48973 48899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.58% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26388 32364 30133
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1334 1394 1962
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Tester in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester in England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Tester in England

Lead Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
London +22 8 £380 -10.58% 1
South East +30 5 £313 -32.43% 1
South West +10 2 £430 -19.24% 1
West Midlands +20 1 £338 - 1
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Lead Tester 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 England region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) BDD
3 8 (32.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (20.00%) JIRA
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
7 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.00%) PHP
7 4 (16.00%) Node.js
7 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
7 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.00%) Behat
7 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.00%) API Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LDAP
1 2 (8.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (8.00%) WinSCP
2 1 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.00%) Jasmine
4 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (8.00%) Protractor
6 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
7 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) JUnit
7 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
7 1 (4.00%) NeoLoad
7 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.00%) WebLOAD
7 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Behat
1 4 (16.00%) Node.js
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) BDD
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.00%) API Testing
7 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.00%) System Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) F#
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.00%) Workday
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