Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 51 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.44% 1.49% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.56% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Somerset median daily rate £440 £475 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.37% +30.14% +5.80%
10th Percentile £420 £340 £358
90th Percentile £460 £612 £373
South West median daily rate £403 £433 £350
% change year-on-year -7.04% +23.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 449 449 448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.03% 95.53% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 290 227
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -0.71%
10th Percentile £213 £174 £192
90th Percentile £525 £525 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 73
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +33.80% -4.05%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.00 £12.17
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings that featured Test Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Somerset

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Somerset

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +4 2 £440 +13.55%
Test Leader
South West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment

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

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared