The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Test Lead
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 60 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.31% 0.61% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.64% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £325 £329 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% -12.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -1.66% +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 Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 604 621 684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 94.52% 95.10% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 414 450
Median daily rate £413 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +125.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.43 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Wiltshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Wiltshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Swindon -2 1 £325 +14.84% 2
Test Leader
South West

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wiltshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (40.00%) Maven
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (40.00%) GitLab
2 5 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) REST
3 4 (26.67%) API Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Google
3 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Ant

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 2 (13.33%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) GitLab
1 6 (40.00%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (13.33%) Ant
3 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (33.33%) Banking
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) REST
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
2 5 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) API Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Microservices
3 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) HP