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 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 / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 69
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £225
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 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 535 1456 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.02% 89.33% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 892 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in the North East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP