The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 122 107
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.56% 0.097% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.10% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £400 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +5.33% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1402 1984 2003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.84% 96.40% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1375 1378
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £535 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 60
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.13 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +3.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Leeds +18 6 £400 +33.33% 2
Halifax - 2 £297 -
Bradford +7 1 - -
Test Leader
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
4 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Automotive
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
6 2 (18.18%) Scala
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Automotive
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Scala
2 1 (9.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
2 1 (9.09%) Workday