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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 178 163 184
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 23 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.64% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.69% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 19
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £530 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
- -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
Test Leader
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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
5096 5792 5931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.57% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 4236 4342
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 121
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £42.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) QA
3 18 (36.00%) Finance
4 16 (32.00%) Scrum
5 15 (30.00%) SQL
6 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
8 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
9 11 (22.00%) Selenium
9 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
10 10 (20.00%) Banking
11 9 (18.00%) Java
11 9 (18.00%) Windows
11 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
11 9 (18.00%) Test Management
12 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (16.00%) TDD
12 8 (16.00%) Ruby
12 8 (16.00%) Apple iOS
12 8 (16.00%) Android
13 7 (14.00%) Kanban
13 7 (14.00%) Validation
13 7 (14.00%) Migration
14 6 (12.00%) JMeter
14 6 (12.00%) HTML
14 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
15 5 (10.00%) JSON
15 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
15 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (10.00%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) 4G
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) 3G
1 1 (2.00%) SS7
1 1 (2.00%) TCAP
1 1 (2.00%) ISUP
1 1 (2.00%) SCCP
1 1 (2.00%) INAP
1 1 (2.00%) PSTN
1 1 (2.00%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Selenium
1 11 (22.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (12.00%) JMeter
3 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.00%) Calabash
5 2 (4.00%) Appium
5 2 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) Maven
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) JBehave
6 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.00%) Behat
6 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.00%) Xcode
6 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Front Office
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Advertising
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) JSON
2 5 (10.00%) REST
2 5 (10.00%) CSS
2 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.00%) SAP XI
5 1 (2.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.00%) NHS
1 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.00%) Derivative
2 1 (2.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.00%) Equities
2 1 (2.00%) AS400
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (16.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 14 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.00%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.00%) Test Management
7 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 7 (14.00%) Kanban
8 7 (14.00%) Validation
8 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.00%) DevOps
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
10 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.00%) System Testing
11 3 (6.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) Ruby
4 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) COBOL
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.00%) ISEB
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) COREP
2 2 (4.00%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago