The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 29 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon - 0.90% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.95% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £283 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 313 317 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 94.56% 95.48% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 210 236
Median daily rate £425 £366 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.04% -10.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +37.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Swindon

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Swindon region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Java
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
1 6 (46.15%) GitLab
2 5 (38.46%) Garbage Collection
2 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Spring
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) API Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Google
3 4 (30.77%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) REST
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (15.38%) Ant
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) SoapUI

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

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) GitLab
1 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Ant
3 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) REST
1 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
1 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
1 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (38.46%) Garbage Collection
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) API Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Microservices
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) HP