The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / South East
Rank 207 225 207
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 38 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.43% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 44
Median daily rate £413 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% +34.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £463 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +12 13 £389 +2.43% 1
Berkshire +24 9 £363 -19.44%
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £350 -9.67% 1
Surrey +15 4 £415 -5.14% 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 £450 +20.80%
Middlesex - 2 £425 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 20 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 20 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
2 19 (26.39%) Defect Management
2 19 (26.39%) Oracle
2 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (22.22%) Selenium
4 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 12 (16.67%) Finance
5 12 (16.67%) JIRA
5 12 (16.67%) Java
6 11 (15.28%) ISEB
6 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
6 11 (15.28%) BDD
7 10 (13.89%) Performance Testing
7 10 (13.89%) HP
7 10 (13.89%) SAP
8 9 (12.50%) Project Management
8 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 9 (12.50%) QA
8 9 (12.50%) TDD
8 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
8 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.11%) Test Management
9 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 8 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (5.56%) JBoss
2 3 (4.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.39%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.39%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.11%) Taleo
2 7 (9.72%) SaaS
3 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) 2G
2 1 (1.39%) 3G
2 1 (1.39%) 4G
2 1 (1.39%) GPRS
2 1 (1.39%) GSM
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) LDAP
2 1 (1.39%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.39%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (1.39%) UMTS
2 1 (1.39%) VoIP
2 1 (1.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.39%) Redis
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Selenium
2 12 (16.67%) JIRA
3 11 (15.28%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.72%) HP UFT
6 6 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.56%) SilkTest
7 4 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.56%) Subversion
8 3 (4.17%) Appium
8 3 (4.17%) JMeter
8 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.39%) JUnit
10 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.94%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Publishing
5 2 (2.78%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (1.39%) Games
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) CSS3
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) Spring
4 1 (1.39%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.39%) Life Science
2 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.39%) NHS
2 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.39%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Android
1 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) System Integration Testing
1 20 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Defect Management
3 18 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 11 (15.28%) BDD
5 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
6 10 (13.89%) Performance Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Project Management
7 9 (12.50%) TDD
8 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.11%) Test Management
8 8 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 7 (9.72%) Functional Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) Java
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) C++
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) C#
5 2 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (1.39%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) F#
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) ISEB
2 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) GxP
3 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
1 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) HP
2 10 (13.89%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) Saba
4 4 (5.56%) webMethods
5 3 (4.17%) Workday
6 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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