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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 80 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 0.096% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.10% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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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
1225 974 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.16% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 494 318
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 77
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 £290 -
High Wycombe - - - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) SAP
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) XML
3 5 (62.50%) Validation
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Management
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) V-Model
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
4 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
5 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) CMS
6 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) eggPlant
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Validation
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Management
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
1 5 (62.50%) V-Model
1 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) HP