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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 169 182 171
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 19
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £329 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (41.67%) QA
2 19 (39.58%) Finance
3 15 (31.25%) SQL
4 14 (29.17%) Scrum
4 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (25.00%) Windows
6 11 (22.92%) Selenium
7 10 (20.83%) Ruby
7 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
7 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.75%) ISEB
8 9 (18.75%) JMeter
8 9 (18.75%) Test Management
9 8 (16.67%) TDD
9 8 (16.67%) Java
9 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 8 (16.67%) Android
9 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (14.58%) Kanban
10 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
10 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.58%) Banking
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
11 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 6 (12.50%) HTML
12 5 (10.42%) Linux
12 5 (10.42%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (4.17%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Selenium
2 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) JMeter
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.25%) Calabash
6 2 (4.17%) Appium
6 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.17%) Behat
7 1 (2.08%) Xcode
7 1 (2.08%) Hudson
7 1 (2.08%) JBehave
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Front Office
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
2 5 (10.42%) CSS
2 5 (10.42%) JSON
2 5 (10.42%) REST
2 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
3 4 (8.33%) SOAP
4 3 (6.25%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) SAP XI
6 1 (2.08%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.08%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Open Source
2 1 (2.08%) Equities
2 1 (2.08%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.08%) FMCG
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 8 (16.67%) Android
3 5 (10.42%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Scrum
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 9 (18.75%) Test Management
6 8 (16.67%) TDD
6 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.58%) Kanban
7 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) Validation
8 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Ruby
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
5 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
1 5 (10.42%) HP
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco
2 4 (8.33%) Juniper
3 3 (6.25%) Cognos
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
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