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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 143 180 164
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 16 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.39% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.41% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 31
Median daily rate £418 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £344 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
3190 5352 5733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 94.98% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4084 4305
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 80
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £32.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 30 (65.22%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Banking
4 13 (28.26%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.91%) QA
5 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
6 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
6 9 (19.57%) Defect Management
7 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.22%) Advertising
8 7 (15.22%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Retail
9 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.04%) JIRA
9 6 (13.04%) Selenium
9 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Test Management
10 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
10 5 (10.87%) C#
10 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
11 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (8.70%) Scrum
12 3 (6.52%) Law

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 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) HFM
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) GitHub
1 1 (2.17%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) DataStage
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) JIRA
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.35%) Appium
3 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) NeoLoad
4 1 (2.17%) Protractor
4 1 (2.17%) SilkTest
4 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.17%) WATIR
4 1 (2.17%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (65.22%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (15.22%) Advertising
5 6 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (6.52%) Law
6 3 (6.52%) Legal
7 1 (2.17%) Polish Language
7 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) EPoS
2 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.35%) Market Risk
2 2 (4.35%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.57%) Defect Management
4 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.22%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.87%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Test Management
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
10 2 (4.35%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (4.35%) GAAP
3 1 (2.17%) Basel II
3 1 (2.17%) Basel III
3 1 (2.17%) EMIR
3 1 (2.17%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) CODA
2 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.17%) Sun
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