The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London 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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 159 170 192
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 15
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £315 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Leader
London

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
3267 4408 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 3473 4019
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 27 September 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 City of London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 20 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (36.11%) Finance
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (30.56%) Banking
5 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 8 (22.22%) QA
6 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.67%) Selenium
8 6 (16.67%) C#
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Retail
8 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (13.89%) Migration
9 5 (13.89%) ISEB
9 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.11%) .NET
10 4 (11.11%) HP
10 4 (11.11%) Scrum
11 3 (8.33%) TDD
11 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (8.33%) CRM
11 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (8.33%) BDD

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.56%) Protractor
4 1 (2.78%) Appium
4 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 5 (13.89%) Investment Banking
5 3 (8.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (5.56%) Law
6 2 (5.56%) Legal
7 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Derivative
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) EPoS
2 2 (5.56%) Fintech
2 2 (5.56%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
4 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
5 6 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Migration
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.33%) BDD
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) TDD
8 3 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C#
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Groovy
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (8.33%) EMIR
2 3 (8.33%) MiFID
2 3 (8.33%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.78%) Basel II
3 1 (2.78%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Pega
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) webMethods
4 1 (2.78%) WorldPay
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £610 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago