The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / England
Rank 416 388 345
Rank change year-on-year -28 -43  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 170 233 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 128 184
Median daily rate £400 £418 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +14.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.29% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Test Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in England

Test Leader
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 Test Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -9 59 £425 -10.52% 17
South East +20 38 £413 +1.85% 5
South West +1 21 £345 +1.47% 3
West Midlands +20 14 £350 +7.69% 5
East Midlands -13 13 £400 +3.22% 2
North West +21 11 £420 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire +6 5 £420 +34.40% 3
East of England -6 3 £450 - 2
North East -13 2 - -
Midlands +8 1 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 113 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (28.30%) Test Scripting
3 88 (24.18%) Finance
4 87 (23.90%) Test Strategy
5 81 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 68 (18.68%) Selenium
7 65 (17.86%) ISEB
8 62 (17.03%) ISTQB
9 53 (14.56%) Banking
10 51 (14.01%) Defect Management
11 49 (13.46%) Test Automation
12 46 (12.64%) JIRA
13 42 (11.54%) QA
14 40 (10.99%) Test Management
14 40 (10.99%) Oracle
15 39 (10.71%) Automated Testing
15 39 (10.71%) BDD
16 38 (10.44%) Functional Testing
16 38 (10.44%) SQL
17 36 (9.89%) Security Cleared
17 36 (9.89%) Performance Testing
18 35 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
18 35 (9.62%) Java
18 35 (9.62%) Retail
18 35 (9.62%) Migration
19 34 (9.34%) Cucumber
20 33 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 33 (9.07%) Scrum
21 31 (8.52%) Automation Testing
22 30 (8.24%) SC Cleared

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (1.37%) Confluence
2 4 (1.10%) JBoss
2 4 (1.10%) SAS
3 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) CICS
4 2 (0.55%) CMS
4 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.27%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 9 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.10%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) Taleo
2 7 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.92%) SaaS
3 5 (1.37%) GitHub
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.10%) Office 365
5 3 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.27%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.37%) Internet
2 3 (0.82%) LAN
2 3 (0.82%) VoIP
2 3 (0.82%) WAN
3 2 (0.55%) FTP
4 1 (0.27%) 2G
4 1 (0.27%) 3G
4 1 (0.27%) 4G
4 1 (0.27%) BGP
4 1 (0.27%) HSRP
4 1 (0.27%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) LLU
4 1 (0.27%) MPLS
4 1 (0.27%) OSPF
4 1 (0.27%) PPP
4 1 (0.27%) PSTN
4 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.27%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.27%) UMTS
4 1 (0.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.82%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.82%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.82%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.55%) Big Data
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.55%) Kalido
9 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (18.68%) Selenium
2 46 (12.64%) JIRA
3 34 (9.34%) Cucumber
4 24 (6.59%) Jenkins
5 23 (6.32%) SoapUI
6 22 (6.04%) HP UFT
7 19 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (5.22%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.85%) JMeter
9 10 (2.75%) Visual Studio
10 9 (2.47%) SpecFlow
11 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
12 7 (1.92%) Maven
12 7 (1.92%) Subversion
13 6 (1.65%) Appium
13 6 (1.65%) GitLab
13 6 (1.65%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.65%) NUnit
14 5 (1.37%) JUnit
14 5 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (24.18%) Finance
2 53 (14.56%) Banking
3 35 (9.62%) Retail
4 13 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.30%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.37%) Law
6 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Billing
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
8 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.82%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) Games
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
9 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.95%) Web Services
2 15 (4.12%) SOAP
3 11 (3.02%) REST
3 11 (3.02%) XML
4 10 (2.75%) .NET
5 6 (1.65%) Gherkin
6 5 (1.37%) CSS
6 5 (1.37%) HTML
6 5 (1.37%) Middleware
6 5 (1.37%) Spring
7 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.82%) JSON
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.82%) RESTful
8 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.27%) Behat
8 1 (0.27%) CSS3
8 1 (0.27%) HTML5
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.20%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.65%) NHS
5 4 (1.10%) Fintech
6 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.55%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.55%) FMCG
7 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.55%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.55%) Tandem
8 1 (0.27%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.27%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.02%) Linux
2 9 (2.47%) Unix
3 8 (2.20%) Windows
4 4 (1.10%) Android
4 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.82%) HPUX
6 2 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) SUSE
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (28.30%) Test Scripting
3 87 (23.90%) Test Strategy
4 81 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (14.01%) Defect Management
6 49 (13.46%) Test Automation
7 40 (10.99%) Test Management
8 39 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 39 (10.71%) BDD
9 38 (10.44%) Functional Testing
10 36 (9.89%) Performance Testing
11 35 (9.62%) Migration
11 35 (9.62%) System Integration Testing
12 33 (9.07%) Scrum
12 33 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (8.52%) Automation Testing
14 29 (7.97%) Software Testing
15 26 (7.14%) Project Management
15 26 (7.14%) TDD
15 26 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (10.44%) SQL
2 35 (9.62%) Java
3 13 (3.57%) Ruby
4 11 (3.02%) C#
5 8 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.65%) Groovy
8 5 (1.37%) C++
8 5 (1.37%) Python
9 4 (1.10%) VB
10 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.55%) Perl
10 2 (0.55%) PHP
10 2 (0.55%) Scala
10 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.27%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.27%) C
11 1 (0.27%) F#
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (17.86%) ISEB
2 62 (17.03%) ISTQB
3 36 (9.89%) Security Cleared
4 30 (8.24%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.02%) Degree
7 6 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.54%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.82%) SDET
4 2 (0.55%) GxP
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) Basel II
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.27%) EMIR
5 1 (0.27%) FATCA
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.27%) MiFID
5 1 (0.27%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.10%) Ambari
2 4 (1.10%) Grafana
2 4 (1.10%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.10%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.82%) collectd
3 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (10.99%) Oracle
2 28 (7.69%) HP
3 21 (5.77%) SAP
4 20 (5.49%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.65%) Saba
6 5 (1.37%) Informatica
6 5 (1.37%) Workday
7 4 (1.10%) Google
7 4 (1.10%) IBM
7 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.10%) webMethods
8 3 (0.82%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.55%) ATG
9 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco
9 2 (0.55%) hybris
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.55%) Remedy
9 2 (0.55%) VMware
9 2 (0.55%) WorldPay
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