Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 12 December 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.

Test Lead
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 90 83
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.83% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Essex median daily rate £490 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -22.22% +25.87%
10th Percentile £426 £350 £408
90th Percentile £548 £380 £513
East of England median daily rate £463 £394 £400
% change year-on-year +17.46% -1.56% -
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 1,029 739 830
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 97.11% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 498 496
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 71 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% +8.02% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.99 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.24% - -4.78%

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 12 December 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
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £455 -
Test Leader
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Ansible
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
2 5 (55.56%) Terraform
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Java 8
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (22.22%) IRCA
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) CMMI
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Robot Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (22.22%) Docker

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 (11.11%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Robot Framework
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fintech
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Microservices
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) CMMI
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) QMS
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
5 2 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) PDM
6 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Java 8
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) IRCA
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Ansible
1 5 (55.56%) Terraform
2 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods