The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 23 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.

Test Lead
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 92 90
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.082% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £431 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +5.33% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 1156 1219 1229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.44% 95.31% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 799 697
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 52
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +42.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Surrey

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Workday
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) 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%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) 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%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
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

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) 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 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Workday
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
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