Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Leader was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 18 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 195 166
Rank change year-on-year +40 -29 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 31 13 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.71% 0.24% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.25% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 46
Yorkshire median daily rate £344 £363 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -13.43% +26.89%
10th Percentile £286 £275 £297
90th Percentile £391 £422 £550
England median daily rate £415 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +5.06% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -14.71% +21.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4222 5262 5912
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.09% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2801 3391 3946
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 201 319
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.42 £9.00
90th Percentile £36.79 £29.50 £28.80
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
West Yorkshire +38 26 £338 -10.00% 3
South Yorkshire +18 5 £350 -6.67%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
3 8 (25.81%) Banking
4 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Defect Management
5 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) JMeter
7 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
7 4 (12.90%) SQL
7 4 (12.90%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) AppDynamics
7 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
8 3 (9.68%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Order to Cash
8 3 (9.68%) Record to Report
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) SAP
8 3 (9.68%) SAP FI
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP CO
1 3 (9.68%) SAP FI
1 3 (9.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JMeter
1 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Fintech
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) IVR
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
2 7 (22.58%) Defect Management
2 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.13%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Order to Cash
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (9.68%) Record to Report
6 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Test Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) AppDynamics
1 4 (12.90%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Demandware
3 1 (3.23%) New Relic