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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 141 175 188
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.57% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.60% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 14
Median daily rate £445 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £350 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £588 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
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
3210 5635 5562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.56% 94.75% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4375 4047
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 91 97
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.66 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (31.43%) QA
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Banking
4 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 8 (22.86%) Defect Management
6 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) Selenium
6 7 (20.00%) C#
6 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Retail
8 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (11.43%) JIRA
9 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
9 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) .NET
9 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 3 (8.57%) Oracle
10 3 (8.57%) Java
10 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
10 3 (8.57%) ISEB
10 3 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (8.57%) TDD

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 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
1 1 (2.86%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.71%) Protractor
5 1 (2.86%) Appium
5 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.86%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (5.71%) Law
5 2 (5.71%) Legal
5 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Derivative
1 3 (8.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) EPoS
2 2 (5.71%) Fintech
2 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.71%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Equities
3 1 (2.86%) Market Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 8 (22.86%) Defect Management
5 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Migration
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
8 3 (8.57%) BDD
8 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) TDD
8 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
9 2 (5.71%) Analytics
9 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ISEB
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (5.71%) EMIR
3 2 (5.71%) MiFID
4 1 (2.86%) Basel II
4 1 (2.86%) Basel III
4 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.86%) Pega
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) WorldPay
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago