The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 321 318
Rank change year-on-year -36 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 67 107 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 79
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £625
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 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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -14 7 £400 -3.61% 3
Croydon -3 2 £413 +15.38%
Ealing - 1 £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 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 London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 38 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (29.69%) Test Automation
2 36 (28.13%) Finance
3 35 (27.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (24.22%) Test Scripting
5 29 (22.66%) Test Strategy
6 27 (21.09%) Banking
7 24 (18.75%) QA
8 20 (15.63%) JIRA
9 16 (12.50%) Selenium
9 16 (12.50%) Test Management
9 16 (12.50%) ISEB
9 16 (12.50%) SQL
10 15 (11.72%) Oracle
10 15 (11.72%) Java
11 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.94%) Performance Testing
11 14 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (10.16%) Defect Management
12 13 (10.16%) Scenario Testing
12 13 (10.16%) Functional Testing
12 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
13 12 (9.38%) Retail
14 11 (8.59%) BDD
15 10 (7.81%) Integration Testing
15 10 (7.81%) ISTQB
15 10 (7.81%) Migration
15 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (7.03%) HP
16 9 (7.03%) Microsoft

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 (3.91%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) Confluence
2 2 (1.56%) SAS
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (3.13%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.56%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.78%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) LAN
1 1 (0.78%) Skype
1 1 (0.78%) SMS
1 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.56%) InfluxDB
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.78%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.78%) QlikView
7 1 (0.78%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (15.63%) JIRA
2 16 (12.50%) Selenium
3 13 (10.16%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.03%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.69%) JMeter
6 6 (4.69%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.91%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.91%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.34%) Calabash
8 3 (2.34%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.56%) Appium
9 2 (1.56%) JUnit
9 2 (1.56%) NUnit
9 2 (1.56%) Protractor
10 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.78%) TestPartner
General
1 36 (28.13%) Finance
2 27 (21.09%) Banking
3 12 (9.38%) Retail
4 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Front Office
6 2 (1.56%) Law
6 2 (1.56%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) SOAP
2 3 (2.34%) JSON
2 3 (2.34%) Web Services
2 3 (2.34%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (1.56%) Kafka
4 1 (0.78%) .NET
4 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.78%) EDI
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) Node.js
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.78%) PySpark
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) RESTful
4 1 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.34%) Fintech
2 3 (2.34%) Fixed Income
2 3 (2.34%) FMCG
2 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.56%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.56%) Tandem
4 1 (0.78%) EFT
4 1 (0.78%) EFTPOS
4 1 (0.78%) Equities
4 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.78%) iPad
4 1 (0.78%) IVR
4 1 (0.78%) Online Games
4 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Linux
1 4 (3.13%) Unix
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 1 (0.78%) Android
3 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (29.69%) Test Automation
2 35 (27.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (24.22%) Test Scripting
4 29 (22.66%) Test Strategy
5 16 (12.50%) Test Management
6 14 (10.94%) Performance Testing
6 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (10.16%) Defect Management
7 13 (10.16%) Functional Testing
7 13 (10.16%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (8.59%) BDD
9 10 (7.81%) Integration Testing
9 10 (7.81%) Migration
10 9 (7.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.25%) Scrum
11 8 (6.25%) Software Testing
12 7 (5.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 15 (11.72%) Java
3 5 (3.91%) C#
4 4 (3.13%) Ruby
5 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.34%) Python
6 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.78%) PHP
7 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) ISEB
2 10 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.75%) QA
2 6 (4.69%) MiFID
3 3 (2.34%) EMIR
4 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.78%) FATCA
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.34%) Ambari
2 3 (2.34%) Grafana
2 3 (2.34%) HAProxy
2 3 (2.34%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.56%) collectd
3 2 (1.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.78%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.78%) nmon
Vendors
1 15 (11.72%) Oracle
2 9 (7.03%) HP
2 9 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.69%) SAP
4 3 (2.34%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.34%) Informatica
4 3 (2.34%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (2.34%) Teradata
4 3 (2.34%) Workday
5 2 (1.56%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.56%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.56%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix
6 1 (0.78%) Dell
6 1 (0.78%) Pega
6 1 (0.78%) VeriFone
London
Martin & Conley
Rate: £700 - £900 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago