The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey 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
South East / Surrey
Rank 81 96 93
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.35% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.49% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £415 £438 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.14% -32.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year - +14.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1082 1229 1339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.17% 96.39% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 799 727
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 99 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.03 £52.50 £50.00
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 Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Surrey

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Surrey

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Surrey

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey 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
Leatherhead +22 2 £383 -7.83% 1
Redhill - 1 £445 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

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 Surrey region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) HP
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Workday HCM
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Workday HCM
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Workday