The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire 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.

Test Lead
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.33% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 359 361 465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 95.73% 98.63% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 270 286
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +169.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £35.00 £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Northamptonshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Northamptonshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire 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
Northampton - 5 £413 -
Test Leader
East Midlands

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

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 Northamptonshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Groovy
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 4 (28.57%) REST
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) NUnit
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery

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

Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) JMeter
2 4 (28.57%) NUnit
2 4 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Groovy
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle