Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 286 307
Rank change year-on-year -31 +21 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 55 92 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 62 67
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £500 £495 £469
England median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -14.71% -10.53% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in the South East

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in the South East

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in the South East

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in the South East

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -34 29 £440 +10.00%
Oxfordshire +6 12 £463 +15.63%
Berkshire -17 12 £390 -2.50%
Hampshire 0 8 £350 -6.98% 2
Surrey -10 8 £415 -2.35% 2
East Sussex -1 5 £450 +26.76%
Buckinghamshire -36 5 £373 -0.67%
Middlesex +8 2 - -
Kent - 2 £350 -
West Sussex -9 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
3 19 (34.55%) QA
4 17 (30.91%) JIRA
5 16 (29.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (25.45%) TDD
7 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
8 12 (21.82%) BDD
9 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
9 9 (16.36%) ISEB
10 8 (14.55%) SDLC
10 8 (14.55%) Coaching
10 8 (14.55%) Java
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
10 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.55%) Release Management
10 8 (14.55%) Degree
10 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
11 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
11 7 (12.73%) Selenium
11 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) JBoss
12 6 (10.91%) Finance
12 6 (10.91%) Test Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) JBoss
1 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
3 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.64%) Taleo
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Big Data
1 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
1 2 (3.64%) Redis
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) JIRA
2 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.73%) Selenium
4 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.82%) Appium
7 1 (1.82%) JMeter
7 1 (1.82%) JUnit
7 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.82%) Maven
7 1 (1.82%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.82%) TestRail
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Front Office
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.64%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.64%) Kafka
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) Node.js
2 2 (3.64%) OLE
2 2 (3.64%) REST
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) Swagger
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Drill
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) AIX
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
3 16 (29.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (25.45%) TDD
5 13 (23.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (21.82%) BDD
6 12 (21.82%) Test Strategy
7 9 (16.36%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.55%) Coaching
8 8 (14.55%) Release Management
8 8 (14.55%) SDLC
8 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (12.73%) Performance Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
10 6 (10.91%) Acceptance Criteria
10 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
10 6 (10.91%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (10.91%) Test Management
11 5 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) C#
4 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ISEB
2 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) QA
2 6 (10.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) HP
2 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Workday
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) Kronos
5 1 (1.82%) MapR
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) Talend
5 1 (1.82%) VMware