The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North East
Rank 82 71 55
Rank change year-on-year -11 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.28% 0.46% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.48% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £353 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 831 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.19% 95.30% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 559 341
Median daily rate £355 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the North East

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in the North East

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in the North East

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Tyne and Wear -11 2 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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

1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Risk Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Data Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) NHS

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Risk Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) HP