Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 135 134
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.67% 0.15% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.16% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 19
Leeds median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £317 £363 £297
90th Percentile £390 £388 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds 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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2154 2516 3106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.77% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1677 2152
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £548 £555 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 98
Leeds median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -2.16% +2.20%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.20 £8.86
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.61
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 Leeds

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 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 Leeds region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) AppDynamics
2 4 (26.67%) JMeter
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) QA
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Kibana
5 1 (6.67%) Order to Cash
5 1 (6.67%) Record to Report
5 1 (6.67%) Planning and Forecasting

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JMeter
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Order to Cash
4 1 (6.67%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (6.67%) Record to Report
4 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) AppDynamics
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) New Relic
3 1 (6.67%) SAP