Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Tester was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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.

Lead Tester
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 832 801
Rank change year-on-year +43 -31 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 28 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.035% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.036% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 33
England median daily rate £430 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £313
90th Percentile £548 £514 £460
UK median daily rate £425 £414 £380
% change year-on-year +2.72% +8.88% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 83190 96482 97394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54340 63582 61420
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2649 2809 3806
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.75 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 26 July 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 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
London +16 15 £445 +4.71% 9
South East +52 6 £313 -24.24% 2
South West +8 3 £430 +17.01%
East of England - 2 £575 -
North of England +54 1 - - 3
Midlands +33 1 £338 -3.57%
West Midlands +31 1 £338 -3.57%
Yorkshire +31 1 - - 1
Lead Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) Selenium
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
5 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) QA
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) API Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Behat
7 5 (17.86%) Jasmine
7 5 (17.86%) Node.js
7 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
7 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) PHP
7 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) JIRA
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
1 2 (7.14%) PuTTY
1 2 (7.14%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (17.86%) Jasmine
3 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.29%) JIRA
4 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
6 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (7.14%) Protractor
6 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.57%) Calabash
7 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Behat
1 5 (17.86%) Node.js
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) Kafka
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.57%) React
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) API Testing
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) F#
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISEB
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.57%) Workday
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