Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Team Leader was £399 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 816 834
Rank change year-on-year -40 +18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 14 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.031% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 27
UK median daily rate £399 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -0.63% +19.40%
10th Percentile £326 £263 £311
90th Percentile £456 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +0.90% +4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -4 12 £394 +0.90% 9
England -23 9 £400 - 14
Wales - 5 £363 - 1
South East -18 3 £363 -3.33% 3
Midlands +5 2 £431 -
South West +1 2 £394 +2.21% 2
London -28 2 £525 -16.00% 7
East Midlands - 2 £431 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Fiorano
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) JCAPS
2 5 (35.71%) HL7
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) XSLT
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) InterSystems
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (35.71%) JCAPS
2 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (28.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) HL7
2 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Fiorano
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) InterSystems
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) SAP