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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 182 202 195
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.43% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 25
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 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 2 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 18 (31.58%) SQL
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.07%) Web Services
4 15 (26.32%) ISEB
5 14 (24.56%) Retail
5 14 (24.56%) QA
5 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
6 13 (22.81%) Quality Management
7 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
7 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
7 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
8 10 (17.54%) Security Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Banking
8 10 (17.54%) Selenium
8 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle
9 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Degree
10 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
10 8 (14.04%) Internet
10 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
10 8 (14.04%) DevOps
10 8 (14.04%) hybris

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 (3.51%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.51%) Stata
2 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) 3G
2 1 (1.75%) 2G
2 1 (1.75%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
2 10 (17.54%) Selenium
3 7 (12.28%) eggPlant
4 6 (10.53%) Robotium
4 6 (10.53%) Calabash
4 6 (10.53%) JBehave
4 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
6 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) JIRA
7 1 (1.75%) Ant
7 1 (1.75%) Toad
7 1 (1.75%) Apache Ivy
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 14 (24.56%) Retail
3 10 (17.54%) Banking
4 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) Web Services
2 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 7 (12.28%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
3 2 (3.51%) REST
3 2 (3.51%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) J2ME
4 1 (1.75%) WAP
4 1 (1.75%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Economics
1 6 (10.53%) Statistics
1 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.02%) Open Source
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) GIS
4 1 (1.75%) Handset
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Swaptions
4 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.75%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
3 13 (22.81%) Quality Management
4 11 (19.30%) Performance Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
5 10 (17.54%) Security Testing
5 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
6 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
7 8 (14.04%) DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.28%) BDD
8 7 (12.28%) Scrum
9 6 (10.53%) Test Management
10 5 (8.77%) TDD
11 3 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) ISEB
2 9 (15.79%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) hybris
3 5 (8.77%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) VMware
5 3 (5.26%) Juniper
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.75%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Calypso
7 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.75%) Apple
7 1 (1.75%) Thunderhead
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