The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 39 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.84% 1.01% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £413 £394 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
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 Nottingham. 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
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 348 475 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 97.75% 96.35% 98.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 224 178
Median daily rate £365 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 19
Median hourly rate £12.23 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.12% -13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £48.50 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Nottingham

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Nottingham

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Nottingham region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) JMeter
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JMeter
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Pega
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat