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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 121 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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
2306 2209 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.14% 91.24% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1105 1029
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
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 102 72 89
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
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 4 September 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
Newbury - 3 - -
Reading -10 1 £360 - 1
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (59.26%) Integration Testing
2 13 (48.15%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Service Management
3 12 (44.44%) QA
4 11 (40.74%) HP
4 11 (40.74%) ISEB
4 11 (40.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
6 9 (33.33%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) Incident Management
7 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
7 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
8 7 (25.93%) Release Management
8 7 (25.93%) Change Management
9 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (18.52%) Finance
10 5 (18.52%) Remedy
10 5 (18.52%) MS Office
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
10 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
10 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
11 4 (14.81%) SAP
11 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (11.11%) Programme Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Billing
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (3.70%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Smart Meter
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) DTV
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Integration Testing
2 13 (48.15%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Service Management
4 11 (40.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
6 9 (33.33%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Incident Management
7 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
8 7 (25.93%) Release Management
8 7 (25.93%) Change Management
9 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.81%) Test Planning
11 3 (11.11%) Scrum
11 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
11 3 (11.11%) Use Case
11 3 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) HP
2 5 (18.52%) Remedy
3 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Siebel
5 2 (7.41%) Capita
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Cognos
6 1 (3.70%) Infovista
6 1 (3.70%) Ariba