Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 103 112
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.84% 0.071% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.073% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Wales median daily rate £351 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.91% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £323 £406 £251
90th Percentile £420 £419 £363
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -14.71% -10.53% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1149 1372 1596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.93% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 921 1132
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 89 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.23
90th Percentile £47.00 £64.00 £30.48
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Wales

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Wales

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Wales

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
South Wales +22 10 £351 -14.91%
Test Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Wales region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Fiorano
2 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) HL7
2 5 (50.00%) JCAPS
2 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (40.00%) InterSystems
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Analytics
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (50.00%) JCAPS
2 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (40.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (40.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) HL7
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Fiorano
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) InterSystems
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Genesys