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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 95 112 103
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.98% 0.32% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.35% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 12
Average daily rate
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£260 £250 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £213 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £330 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.34%
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
2290 2254 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.38% 89.41% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1106 903
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 74 118
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 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 27 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 0 7 £260 -20.00%
Slough - 7 £289 -
Newbury -1 2 £500 +100.00%
Maidenhead - 1 £225 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 18 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 16 (44.44%) QA
2 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 15 (41.67%) Service Management
4 13 (36.11%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 11 (30.56%) HP
7 10 (27.78%) ISEB
8 9 (25.00%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) Change Management
9 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 8 (22.22%) Test Management
9 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
10 7 (19.44%) Release Management
10 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
10 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (16.67%) Selenium
12 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.89%) Remedy
12 5 (13.89%) MS Office

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) DataStage
1 1 (2.78%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.56%) TestPartner
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Smart Meter
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.56%) DTV
4 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 16 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 15 (41.67%) Service Management
4 13 (36.11%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 9 (25.00%) ITIL
7 8 (22.22%) Change Management
7 8 (22.22%) Incident Management
7 8 (22.22%) Test Management
7 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (19.44%) Release Management
9 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (11.11%) Scrum
10 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
11 3 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C#
1 3 (8.33%) VB
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) HP
2 5 (13.89%) Remedy
3 4 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Siebel
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Capita
4 2 (5.56%) RedPrairie
4 2 (5.56%) JDA
5 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Infovista
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Ariba
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Cognos