The median contractor rate for a Test Team Leader was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Testing Team Lead
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 638 634
Rank change year-on-year +62 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 19 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.034% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.036% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Median daily rate £400 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £488 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £410
% change year-on-year +6.66% -8.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Test Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 April 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 17 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 3 months to 24 April 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 +58 17 £408 +8.66% 4
South East +26 7 £363 -1.69% 1
South West +4 6 £437 -1.52%
Plymouth - 6 £437 -
Devon - 6 £437 -
East Sussex - 4 £375 -
Brighton - 4 £375 -
London +32 3 £400 +15.94% 3
Surrey - 2 £383 -
Leatherhead - 2 £383 -
Wales - 2 £338 -
North West +30 1 £375 -12.02%
Manchester +14 1 £375 +10.29%
Cardiff - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £325 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
1 13 (52.00%) ISEB
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (24.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) VirtualBox
6 5 (20.00%) Hudson
6 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.00%) Vagrant
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (20.00%) Python
6 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 5 (20.00%) Selenium
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Ruby
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft

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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 5 (20.00%) Hudson
2 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) CESG
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (52.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Ruby
3 4 (16.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISEB
2 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.00%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (4.00%) Dell
3 1 (4.00%) IBM