Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £297 per day in advertised job vacancies in Halifax during the 6 months to 19 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
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - +32 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 7.62% - 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% - 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
Halifax median daily rate £297 - £297
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax. 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
Halifax
Contract vacancies in Halifax with a recognized job title 103 217 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.10% 96.88% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 180 198
Halifax median daily rate £393 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +4.17% -12.73%
10th Percentile £276 £282 £259
90th Percentile £501 £450 £474
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 13
Halifax median hourly rate £12.16 £11.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.76% -8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £9.10 £9.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £15.10 £11.94 £16.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Halifax

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Halifax

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Halifax over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Halifax

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 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 Halifax region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Fintech
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity

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

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP