The median contractor rate for a Lead Tester was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Lead Tester
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 644 613
Rank change year-on-year +50 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 16 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.019% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.020% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 16
Median daily rate £381 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £261 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £448 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -21.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Lead Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Tester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Tester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Tester in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
England +27 15 £425 +6.25% 17
London +6 7 £448 +11.87% 3
South East +19 5 £313 -24.24% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £313 -
Berkshire - 2 £313 -
Oxford - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £444 - 1
West Midlands +20 1 £338 -15.62% 3
South West +4 1 - -
East of England - 1 £638 - 2
Ealing - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £638 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 £338 - 1

Lead Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Lead Tester 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 featuring Lead Tester in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (33.33%) Selenium
4 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (30.00%) QA
4 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) BDD
6 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
6 7 (23.33%) TDD
7 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.00%) API Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Node.js
8 5 (16.67%) Behat
8 5 (16.67%) Jasmine
8 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 5 (16.67%) PHP
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.33%) ISEB
9 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.33%) Java
9 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Finance

Lead Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
1 2 (6.67%) PuTTY
1 2 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 9 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) Jasmine
3 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.00%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (6.67%) Protractor
5 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Behat
1 5 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.33%) JSON
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fintech
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Regression Testing
5 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 6 (20.00%) API Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 3 (10.00%) SDLC
9 3 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) PHP
3 4 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) F#
5 1 (3.33%) Groovy
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.33%) Workday
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