Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £477 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 85 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 - +82
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.12% 0.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Essex median daily rate £477 £416 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.59% - -
East of England median daily rate £463 £441 £450
% change year-on-year +4.82% -1.94% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 813 661 769
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.83% 96.64% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 425 516
Essex median daily rate £475 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £300 £216
90th Percentile £588 £638 £538
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 85
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.50 £34.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.52% +2.54% +82.21%
10th Percentile £9.63 £14.68 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.20 £43.08
East of England median hourly rate £15.68 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -10.40% -16.67% -2.33%

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 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 19 March 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea -14 1 £477 +4.26%
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, Test 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 Essex region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Impala

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Impala
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA