The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
South East / Berkshire
Rank 98 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Median daily rate £375 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £374 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
1881 2319 2605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.21% 92.13% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 1235 1294
Median daily rate £417 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 93 74
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
Maidenhead - 2 £550 -
Slough +10 1 £425 +30.76%
Reading +6 1 £350 -24.32% 1
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
2 6 (35.29%) SAP
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Taleo
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) Saba
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
5 3 (17.65%) webMethods
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (29.41%) Taleo
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 2 (11.76%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 2G
1 1 (5.88%) 3G
1 1 (5.88%) 4G
1 1 (5.88%) GPRS
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (5.88%) UMTS
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) HBase
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) WebDriver
2 2 (11.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Appium
3 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) SilkTest
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Django
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Data Management
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.88%) API Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Case Management
6 1 (5.88%) Open Source
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GxP
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) SAP
3 4 (23.53%) Saba
4 3 (17.65%) webMethods
5 1 (5.88%) HP