Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Test Lead
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 80 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Essex median daily rate £363 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +13.46% -23.53%
10th Percentile £350 £314 £231
90th Percentile £576 £488 £396
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £383
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.02% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 775 850 1169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.14% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 502 661
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £226
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 151 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +8.14% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.68
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Essex over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Essex

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Brentwood - 1 £350 -
Colchester - 1 £375 -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Essex region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Groovy
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA