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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 174 180 180
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 27 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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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
5219 6286 5637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.46% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 4571 4200
Average daily rate £448 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 113 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 14 (32.56%) QA
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
5 9 (20.93%) Windows
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
5 9 (20.93%) Test Management
5 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.60%) ISEB
6 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
7 7 (16.28%) JMeter
7 7 (16.28%) Migration
7 7 (16.28%) Banking
7 7 (16.28%) Selenium
7 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle
8 6 (13.95%) HP
8 6 (13.95%) TDD
8 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (11.63%) Java
9 5 (11.63%) Linux
9 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Ruby
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.30%) SAP
10 4 (9.30%) Oracle Reports

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (6.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.65%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JMeter
1 7 (16.28%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.30%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Calabash
4 1 (2.33%) Appium
4 1 (2.33%) Hudson
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Behat
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
1 3 (6.98%) XML
1 3 (6.98%) SOAP
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) JSP
3 1 (2.33%) SAP XI
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Economics
1 2 (4.65%) Statistics
1 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
1 2 (4.65%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.33%) Equities
2 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (23.26%) Test Strategy
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
3 9 (20.93%) Test Management
3 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
4 7 (16.28%) Test Automation
4 7 (16.28%) Migration
5 6 (13.95%) TDD
5 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Service Management
7 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
8 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.98%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Java
2 5 (11.63%) Ruby
3 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
1 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
1 6 (13.95%) HP
2 4 (9.30%) Juniper
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Cognos
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Xamarin