The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 85 77 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.77% 0.68% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -15.62%
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1198 1110 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.30% 93.67% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 585 421
Average daily rate £350 £350 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £219 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 57 69
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £22.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Milton Keynes - 8 £295 - 1
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 17 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (82.35%) ISEB
2 14 (82.35%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (76.47%) Test Scripting
3 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
4 12 (70.59%) Test Management
4 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
4 12 (70.59%) SAP
4 12 (70.59%) XML
4 12 (70.59%) Validation
4 12 (70.59%) QA
4 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (70.59%) V-Model
5 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 8 (47.06%) SAP BW
6 5 (29.41%) Data Mining
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) SAP BCA
7 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Apple
8 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.76%) SAP BI
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
9 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP BCA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 8 (47.06%) SAP BW
3 5 (29.41%) Data Mining
4 2 (11.76%) SAP BI
5 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
General
1 17 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
1 13 (76.47%) Test Scripting
1 13 (76.47%) Waterfall
2 12 (70.59%) V-Model
2 12 (70.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (70.59%) Validation
2 12 (70.59%) Test Management
3 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (82.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Apple