Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 165 158
Rank change year-on-year +37 -7 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 26 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.86% 0.17% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.17% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 23
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £284 £333 £297
90th Percentile £393 £468 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £344 £363 £419
% change year-on-year -5.17% -13.43% +26.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2922 3435 4219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.38% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 2232 2842
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.64 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £34.23 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in West Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire 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
Leeds +24 15 £375 - 4
Halifax - 8 £297 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Wakefield - 1 £300 -
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

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 West Yorkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
3 8 (30.77%) Banking
4 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) JMeter
7 4 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) AppDynamics
7 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (11.54%) DevOps
8 3 (11.54%) Order to Cash
8 3 (11.54%) Record to Report
8 3 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
8 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) SAP
8 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 3 (11.54%) SAP FI
8 3 (11.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP CO
1 3 (11.54%) SAP FI
1 3 (11.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JMeter
1 4 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.85%) Ant
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Test Management
4 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) DevOps
5 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Order to Cash
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (11.54%) Record to Report
5 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) AppDynamics
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Demandware
3 1 (3.85%) New Relic