The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 105 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.90% 0.56% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £207 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £295 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
Test Leader
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 2427 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.36% 90.12% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1239 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 141
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.60 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 10 £400 +45.45%
Bracknell +1 2 £475 -
Slough -4 2 £245 +3.15% 1
Newbury -6 2 £500 +100.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £225 - 1
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title.

1 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
2 11 (37.93%) QA
3 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Test Management
5 7 (24.14%) Selenium
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
5 7 (24.14%) HP
6 6 (20.69%) ISEB
6 6 (20.69%) Service Management
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Smart Meter
8 4 (13.79%) Billing
9 3 (10.34%) JIRA
9 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
9 3 (10.34%) People Management
9 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.34%) Line Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) MPLS
2 1 (3.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) DataStage
2 1 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.90%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Hudson
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
1 4 (13.79%) Billing
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Smart Meter
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Test Scripting
2 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Management
4 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Service Management
6 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 3 (10.34%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
8 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.34%) Line Management
8 3 (10.34%) People Management
9 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C#
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) ISEB
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Siebel
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) JDA
3 2 (6.90%) RedPrairie
4 1 (3.45%) F5
4 1 (3.45%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Capita
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Ariba
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
Slough
People Source
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Vivate Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago