Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Team Leader was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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.

Testing Team Lead
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 820 847
Rank change year-on-year -26 +27 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 10 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.012% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.013% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 20
England median daily rate £420 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.92% +4.61%
10th Percentile £338 £335 £315
90th Percentile £457 £500 £539
UK median daily rate £398 £373 £395
% change year-on-year +6.71% -5.70% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,239 86,745 93,502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.88% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,417 57,531 61,537
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,823 2,548 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

Test Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Team Leader in England

Test Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Team Leader in England

Test Team Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Team Leader in England

Test Team 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 Team Leader within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 -7 5 £375 -11.76% 4
East of England - 2 £420 -
North of England - 2 £430 - 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £430 - 3
South East - 1 £450 - 1
Test Team Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Test Team Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Test Team Leader in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Microservices
2 2 (20.00%) API Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Terraform
2 2 (20.00%) Java 8
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Test Team Leader 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) API Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Microservices
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP