The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 138 127
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.54% 0.11% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 11
Median daily rate £400 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.08% -12.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £373 £339
% change year-on-year +6.71% +9.96%  
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 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1974 2696 2780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.72% 96.25% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4306 6540 7186
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £563 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 233 432
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.20 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £33.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Leader in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Leader in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Leader in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Leader in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Leader in Yorkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +29 9 £400 - 4
East Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Automotive
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
6 3 (18.75%) Scala
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) API Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Test Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) JMeter
4 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) User Stories
4 2 (12.50%) API Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) Scala
2 2 (12.50%) Groovy
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Workday