The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 - 93
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.64% - 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Median daily rate £400 - £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £373 £338
% change year-on-year +6.71% +10.37%  
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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1084 1435 1452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.37% 95.79% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1013 1040
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £301 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.66 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.38% +5.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Leeds

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Leeds

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Leeds region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (30.00%) Automotive
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Scala
6 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Banking
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) JMeter
6 2 (20.00%) AppDynamics
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (20.00%) BDD
6 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Automotive
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Scala
2 1 (10.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) AppDynamics