Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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.

Lead Tester
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 206 213
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.018% 0.018% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.019% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
South West median daily rate £375 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £308
90th Percentile £388 £300 £436
England median daily rate £449 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +12.19% -0.62% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Lead Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the South West

Lead Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Tester in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Tester in the South West

Lead Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the South West 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
Dorset - 1 £375 -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Lead Tester 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 West region featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle