Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 17 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 88 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 +18 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.53% 0.087% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.089% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 4
South Wales median daily rate £350 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £313 £406 £251
90th Percentile £396 £419 £363
Wales median daily rate £350 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -15.15% +22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 951 1119 1242
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.04% 97.90% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 764 938
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £200 £213
90th Percentile £520 £536 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 55
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -0.73% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.85
90th Percentile £47.10 £72.25 £28.15
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -3.45%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in South Wales

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in South Wales

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in South Wales

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 17 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
Cardiff +3 13 £350 -15.15%
Newport - 1 £500 -
Test Leader
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Wales region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Migration
2 10 (66.67%) SOAP
3 9 (60.00%) HL7
3 9 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (53.33%) XSLT
4 8 (53.33%) C++
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) Fiorano
4 8 (53.33%) JCAPS
5 7 (46.67%) Release Management
5 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
5 7 (46.67%) InterSystems
5 7 (46.67%) IBM
5 7 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (33.33%) Project Management
7 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (53.33%) JCAPS
2 7 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) SOAP
2 9 (60.00%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) XSLT
4 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) LINQ
6 1 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Migration
2 9 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) Release Management
3 7 (46.67%) Service Delivery
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Analytics
8 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Informatics
8 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
9 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (6.67%) MVC
9 1 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) HL7
2 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Fiorano
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 7 (46.67%) InterSystems
3 1 (6.67%) Genesys