The median contractor rate for a Test Team Leader was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Testing Team Lead
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 614 599
Rank change year-on-year +49 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 17 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.036% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.038% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 12
Median daily rate £428 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.05% -4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £248 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £456 £345
% change year-on-year -17.80% +32.24%  
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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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
South West +12 8 £433 -15.51%
South East +31 5 £363 -9.37%
London +10 3 £450 +30.43% 3
North West +19 1 £375 -12.02%
Test Team Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Test Team 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 Team Leader in the job title.

1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
3 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) Python
6 7 (31.82%) Ruby
6 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
6 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 7 (31.82%) VirtualBox
6 7 (31.82%) Hudson
6 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
6 7 (31.82%) Vagrant
7 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
8 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Selenium
8 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (18.18%) C#
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
1 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
1 7 (31.82%) Hudson
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
1 7 (31.82%) Vagrant
2 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) CESG
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.55%) Cyber Defence
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
9 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) Test Management
9 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
1 7 (31.82%) Ruby
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.55%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Capita
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) IBM