The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 25 April 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 28 34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 1.60% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -1.66% +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -43.29% +38.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 128 246 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.71% 98.40% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 165 132
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 19
Median hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Suffolk

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Suffolk

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Suffolk

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Suffolk region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP