Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 148 170
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.44% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 10
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £379 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% -2.32% +17.42%
10th Percentile £310 £292 £300
90th Percentile £429 £436 £431
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,238 3,324 3,999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.99% 92.36% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 2,062 2,458
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.04%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 229 247
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -12.77% +46.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.00 £10.90
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.89 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Hampshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Hampshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Hampshire

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Hampshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Fareham +5 7 £320 -23.81%
Portsmouth +3 1 £325 -
Basingstoke -22 1 £350 -7.53% 2
Test Leader
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
1 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Swagger
6 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) REST
6 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
7 1 (6.67%) Capita
7 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM

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

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
2 6 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (13.33%) REST
1 2 (13.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Capita
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft