The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 184 201 191
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 29
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.48% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the City of London region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) Finance
3 15 (28.30%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) ISEB
5 13 (24.53%) Web Services
6 12 (22.64%) Retail
6 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
7 11 (20.75%) QA
8 10 (18.87%) Performance Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Quality Management
8 10 (18.87%) Test Planning
9 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
9 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
9 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
10 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.09%) Selenium
10 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Banking
10 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Oracle
10 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.21%) Windows
11 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
11 7 (13.21%) Internet
11 7 (13.21%) Web Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Load Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Degree
11 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (13.21%) BDD

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Project
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.89%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
2 8 (15.09%) Selenium
3 6 (11.32%) Cucumber
3 6 (11.32%) Robotium
3 6 (11.32%) Calabash
3 6 (11.32%) eggPlant
3 6 (11.32%) JBehave
4 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.89%) JMeter
6 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Retail
3 8 (15.09%) Banking
4 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Publishing
6 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Web Services
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) SOAP
3 2 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) CSS
4 1 (1.89%) JSP
4 1 (1.89%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) CSS3
4 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.66%) Open Source
2 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
2 3 (5.66%) Economics
2 3 (5.66%) Statistics
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) GIS
4 1 (1.89%) Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) Test Strategy
3 10 (18.87%) Performance Testing
3 10 (18.87%) Quality Management
3 10 (18.87%) Test Planning
4 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
4 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
5 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Web Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Load Testing
6 7 (13.21%) BDD
6 7 (13.21%) DevOps
7 6 (11.32%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.32%) Test Management
8 5 (9.43%) TDD
9 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) ISEB
2 7 (13.21%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 7 (13.21%) hybris
3 5 (9.43%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) Juniper
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Cognos
7 1 (1.89%) Calypso
7 1 (1.89%) Thunderhead
7 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
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