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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 103 96 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 18 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.83% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.90% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 1
Median daily rate £375 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £338 £333
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.54%
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
2202 2232 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.52% 92.73% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1118 1097
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 92 56
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 8 £375 -
Reading -4 4 £563 +116.34%
Slough +2 2 £250 -13.41%
Windsor - 1 £400 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 7 (26.92%) Test Management
4 6 (23.08%) Algorithms
4 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Open Source
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
4 6 (23.08%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) MySQL
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 5 (19.23%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
5 5 (19.23%) Django
5 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 5 (19.23%) HBase
5 5 (19.23%) Redis
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
6 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
6 4 (15.38%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) QA
7 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
1 1 (3.85%) DAB
1 1 (3.85%) GPRS
1 1 (3.85%) GSM
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) HBase
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
1 5 (19.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Ranorex
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) MSTest
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Django
1 5 (19.23%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Test Management
3 6 (23.08%) Open Source
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 4 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) ERP
5 4 (15.38%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Contact Management
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) MSF
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) Process Management
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (7.69%) SAP