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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 145 137 171
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 25
Median daily rate £438 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £547 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
3021 3262 5471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.45% 95.55% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2398 2590 4200
Median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% +20.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.65 £22.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Finance
4 9 (23.68%) Banking
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) ISEB
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.79%) HP
8 5 (13.16%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (13.16%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) Selenium
8 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (13.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
9 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.53%) JIRA
10 3 (7.89%) Logistics
10 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (7.89%) SDLC
10 3 (7.89%) Solvency II

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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) DataStage
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.26%) Protractor
4 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Law
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) REST
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Derivative
1 2 (5.26%) Fintech
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Automation Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
4 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) BDD
5 5 (13.16%) CRM
5 5 (13.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Logistics
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) SDLC
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Solvency II
3 2 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (5.26%) EMIR
3 2 (5.26%) MiFID
3 2 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Assembla
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Pega
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods
4 1 (2.63%) WorldPay
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