The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 338 296
Rank change year-on-year -6 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 64 101 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 59 81
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £373 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -1.66% +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 8 £370 -22.10% 2
Croydon - 2 £425 -
West End of London - 1 £575 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.01%) Finance
3 36 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (22.90%) Test Scripting
4 30 (22.90%) Banking
5 28 (21.37%) Test Strategy
6 21 (16.03%) ISEB
7 20 (15.27%) JIRA
8 18 (13.74%) Selenium
8 18 (13.74%) Test Management
8 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
8 18 (13.74%) Automation Testing
8 18 (13.74%) SQL
9 17 (12.98%) Test Automation
9 17 (12.98%) QA
10 16 (12.21%) Retail
11 14 (10.69%) Scrum
11 14 (10.69%) BDD
12 13 (9.92%) ISTQB
12 13 (9.92%) HP UFT
12 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.16%) Project Management
13 12 (9.16%) Java
13 12 (9.16%) Cucumber
13 12 (9.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 11 (8.40%) Defect Management
14 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
14 11 (8.40%) Oracle
14 11 (8.40%) HP
15 10 (7.63%) CRM

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 3 (2.29%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.53%) CMS
2 2 (1.53%) SAS
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.76%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.76%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.05%) Temenos T24
3 3 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.53%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.76%) Magento
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
1 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
1 1 (0.76%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) LAN
1 1 (0.76%) Skype
1 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.29%) InfluxDB
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.53%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.53%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) DataStage
7 1 (0.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (15.27%) JIRA
2 18 (13.74%) Selenium
3 13 (9.92%) HP UFT
4 12 (9.16%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.11%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.34%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.58%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.05%) JUnit
11 3 (2.29%) JMeter
11 3 (2.29%) Protractor
12 2 (1.53%) Calabash
12 2 (1.53%) NUnit
12 2 (1.53%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.76%) TestComplete
General
1 38 (29.01%) Finance
2 30 (22.90%) Banking
3 16 (12.21%) Retail
4 8 (6.11%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.82%) Law
6 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.05%) Legal
6 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.53%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Billing
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) SOAP
2 6 (4.58%) Web Services
3 3 (2.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.53%) .NET
4 2 (1.53%) JSON
4 2 (1.53%) Middleware
4 2 (1.53%) RESTful
4 2 (1.53%) XML
5 1 (0.76%) Behat
5 1 (0.76%) EDI
5 1 (0.76%) J2EE
5 1 (0.76%) Node.js
5 1 (0.76%) REST
5 1 (0.76%) RESTEasy
5 1 (0.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.29%) Fintech
2 3 (2.29%) Fixed Income
2 3 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.53%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.53%) Tandem
4 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) EFT
4 1 (0.76%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.76%) Equities
4 1 (0.76%) FMCG
4 1 (0.76%) Online Games
4 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.29%) Unix
2 2 (1.53%) Linux
2 2 (1.53%) Windows
3 1 (0.76%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (22.90%) Test Scripting
4 28 (21.37%) Test Strategy
5 18 (13.74%) Automation Testing
5 18 (13.74%) Functional Testing
5 18 (13.74%) Test Management
6 17 (12.98%) Test Automation
7 14 (10.69%) BDD
7 14 (10.69%) Scrum
8 12 (9.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 12 (9.16%) Project Management
9 11 (8.40%) Defect Management
10 10 (7.63%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.63%) CRM
10 10 (7.63%) Migration
10 10 (7.63%) Performance Testing
10 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.63%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (6.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.74%) SQL
2 12 (9.16%) Java
3 6 (4.58%) C#
4 5 (3.82%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.05%) Ruby
6 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) ISEB
2 13 (9.92%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.05%) Degree
5 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) QA
2 2 (1.53%) SDET
3 1 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.76%) EMIR
3 1 (0.76%) FATCA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.76%) MiFID
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Ambari
1 4 (3.05%) Grafana
1 4 (3.05%) HAProxy
1 4 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (3.05%) ZABBIX
2 3 (2.29%) collectd
2 3 (2.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.40%) HP
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.34%) SAP
4 4 (3.05%) Informatica
5 2 (1.53%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.53%) Workday
5 2 (1.53%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.76%) Assembla
6 1 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.76%) Concur
6 1 (0.76%) Elavon
6 1 (0.76%) FIS
6 1 (0.76%) hybris
6 1 (0.76%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.76%) Maconomy
6 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.76%) Tableau
6 1 (0.76%) VeriFone
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