The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 23 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.

Test Lead
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 1.04% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.07% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £638 £338 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +60.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +5.33% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 405 469 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.63% 97.51% 97.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 224 373
Median daily rate £475 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 109 45
Median hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.93% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java