The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 59 49 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.54% 0.60% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.63% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £450 £373 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.80% +38.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £355 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £274
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 Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 540 479 651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 400
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 56
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £30.00
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 Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Oxford -6 2 £450 +20.40%
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
4 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
5 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
5 4 (44.44%) JBoss
5 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
6 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (33.33%) Time Management
6 3 (33.33%) Test Management
6 3 (33.33%) SaaS
6 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
7 2 (22.22%) Confluence
7 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL
7 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 4 (44.44%) JBoss
2 2 (22.22%) Confluence
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
2 6 (66.67%) Load Testing
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Matrix Management
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
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