Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Team Leader was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Testing Team Lead
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 874 851
Rank change year-on-year +63 -23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 33 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.025% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.027% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 28
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.06% +18.80%
10th Percentile £313 £297 £309
90th Percentile £450 £514 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £395
% change year-on-year - -5.06% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.50 -

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 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

Test Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Team Leader over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Team Leader in the UK

Test Team Leader
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Team Leader within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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
UK excluding London +73 26 £375 - 5
England +48 24 £415 +10.67% 7
South West +13 9 £433 +15.47%
Wales - 9 £325 -
South East +50 7 £363 -6.45% 3
London +19 7 £400 +15.94% 2
North of England +55 1 £375 - 2
North West +35 1 £375 -8.54% 1

Test Team Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, Test Team 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 featuring Test Team Leader in the job title.

1 18 (54.55%) ISEB
2 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
2 17 (51.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 9 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
7 8 (24.24%) VirtualBox
7 8 (24.24%) Hudson
7 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
7 8 (24.24%) Vagrant
7 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (24.24%) Python
7 8 (24.24%) Ruby
8 7 (21.21%) Migration
8 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
9 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 6 (18.18%) XML
9 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
10 5 (15.15%) C#
10 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
10 5 (15.15%) Project Management
10 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server

Test Team Leader 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 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (9.09%) JCAPS
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
1 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
1 8 (24.24%) Hudson
1 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
1 8 (24.24%) Vagrant
2 5 (15.15%) HP UFT
2 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) SOAP
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) XSLT
3 3 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (6.06%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.03%) jQuery
5 1 (3.03%) LINQ
5 1 (3.03%) WCF
5 1 (3.03%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) CESG
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Software Testing
2 15 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.21%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 6 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.15%) Project Management
8 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 4 (12.12%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Release Management
10 3 (9.09%) Informatics
10 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Python
2 8 (24.24%) Ruby
3 5 (15.15%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) C++
5 2 (6.06%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) ISEB
2 17 (51.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) HL7
2 3 (9.09%) QA
3 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) IBM
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 3 (9.09%) Fiorano
2 3 (9.09%) InterSystems
3 2 (6.06%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Capita
4 1 (3.03%) Dell