Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 22 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 129 127
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.29% 0.17% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
Surrey median daily rate £415 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -0.58% +28.57%
10th Percentile £281 £379 £387
90th Percentile £488 £438 £484
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.74% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 2644 2216 2577
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.90% 95.31% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1456 1570
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £211 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 103 86
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +19.90% +9.10%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.69 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.76 £45.07 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Surrey over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Surrey

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 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
Reigate - 1 £475 -
Test Leader
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Surrey region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Workday
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Kronos
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) Confluence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) TestRail
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Workday
2 2 (25.00%) Kronos
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow