The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / Wales
Rank 61 73 65
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.99% 0.59% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.60% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £338 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.29% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 681 668 697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.60% 98.38% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 445 394
Median daily rate £393 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 43
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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
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 3 months to 25 March 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
South Wales +18 6 £331 +6.00%
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) NHS
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (12.50%) Fintech
5 1 (12.50%) TestRail
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Information Governance

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) TestRail
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Informatics
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP