Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 432 396
Rank change year-on-year -55 -36 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 147 179 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 116 140
London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £586 £575
England median daily rate £414 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +4.75% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
London median hourly rate £36.25 - £50.00
10th Percentile £35.13 - £45.00
90th Percentile £38.38 - £55.00
England median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -14.71% -5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in London

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Central London -30 22 £375 -11.76% 1
South London -29 9 £420 +12.00%
East London -6 4 £500 +14.29%
West London -15 4 £400 -3.03%
Test Leader
England

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

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 London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 47 (31.97%) Test Automation
2 46 (31.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 41 (27.89%) Test Strategy
4 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
4 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (22.45%) Banking
5 33 (22.45%) Finance
6 30 (20.41%) QA
6 30 (20.41%) Selenium
7 26 (17.69%) JIRA
8 21 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
9 19 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (12.93%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (12.24%) Java
10 18 (12.24%) Defect Management
11 17 (11.56%) HP
11 17 (11.56%) Manual Testing
12 16 (10.88%) Integration Testing
12 16 (10.88%) Test Management
13 15 (10.20%) Cucumber
13 15 (10.20%) MiFID
14 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
15 13 (8.84%) System Testing
15 13 (8.84%) Migration
15 13 (8.84%) Investment Banking
16 12 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
17 11 (7.48%) Regression Testing
17 11 (7.48%) Oracle
17 11 (7.48%) Performance Testing
18 10 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing

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

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.40%) Confluence
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) Drupal
4 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.72%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.36%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.68%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.68%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.36%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.36%) iPaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) SMS
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
2 1 (0.68%) VoIP
2 1 (0.68%) WAAS
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.68%) QlikView
2 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (20.41%) Selenium
2 26 (17.69%) JIRA
3 15 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 9 (6.12%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.40%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.40%) TestRail
7 4 (2.72%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.04%) Appium
8 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.04%) JMeter
8 3 (2.04%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.36%) GitLab
9 2 (1.36%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.36%) Maven
10 1 (0.68%) FindBugs
10 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.68%) TestNG
General
1 33 (22.45%) Banking
1 33 (22.45%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Publishing
4 4 (2.72%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Advertising
5 2 (1.36%) Back Office
5 2 (1.36%) Front Office
5 2 (1.36%) Games
5 2 (1.36%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) SOAP
2 4 (2.72%) Gherkin
2 4 (2.72%) REST
3 3 (2.04%) React
4 2 (1.36%) .NET
4 2 (1.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.68%) Behat
5 1 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.68%) J2EE
5 1 (0.68%) Kafka
5 1 (0.68%) Spring
5 1 (0.68%) Swagger
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Derivative
2 7 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Equities
6 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) IVR
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.68%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.68%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Unix
2 3 (2.04%) Windows
2 3 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.36%) Android
3 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Test Automation
2 46 (31.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 41 (27.89%) Test Strategy
4 36 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 21 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 19 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (12.24%) Defect Management
8 17 (11.56%) Manual Testing
9 16 (10.88%) Integration Testing
9 16 (10.88%) Test Management
10 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
11 13 (8.84%) Migration
11 13 (8.84%) System Testing
12 12 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (7.48%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.48%) Regression Testing
14 10 (6.80%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (6.80%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 10 (6.80%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.24%) Java
2 9 (6.12%) SQL
3 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.04%) C#
4 3 (2.04%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) Groovy
5 1 (0.68%) Ruby
5 1 (0.68%) Scala
5 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) ISEB
3 7 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.41%) QA
2 15 (10.20%) MiFID
3 10 (6.80%) EMIR
4 8 (5.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (12.93%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.36%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.36%) Puppet
2 2 (1.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.36%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) HP
2 11 (7.48%) Oracle
3 9 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.08%) SAP
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.04%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.04%) Murex
7 3 (2.04%) Pega
8 2 (1.36%) Adobe
8 2 (1.36%) Google
8 2 (1.36%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.36%) Infor
8 2 (1.36%) Maxymiser
8 2 (1.36%) Tealium
8 2 (1.36%) Workday
9 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco
9 1 (0.68%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.68%) Snow