The median contractor rate for a Lead Tester was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 139 -
Rank change year-on-year -2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.033% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.035% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £203 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -21.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1848 1908
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 140 196
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) vRealize
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS

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 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (33.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) F#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware