The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 183 183 212
Rank change year-on-year
0 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.42% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5382 6585 7214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.00% 92.59% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3926 4836 5254
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 170 166
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £50.90 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Test Strategy
3 17 (28.81%) Finance
4 16 (27.12%) Web Services
5 15 (25.42%) SQL
5 15 (25.42%) QA
6 13 (22.03%) Retail
6 13 (22.03%) Quality Management
7 12 (20.34%) ISEB
7 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
8 11 (18.64%) Selenium
8 11 (18.64%) Banking
8 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
9 10 (16.95%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.95%) Security Testing
9 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
9 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
10 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Web Testing
10 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.25%) Degree
11 8 (13.56%) Load Testing
11 8 (13.56%) Internet
11 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
11 8 (13.56%) hybris
11 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
11 8 (13.56%) DevOps
12 7 (11.86%) eggPlant
12 7 (11.86%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) Stata
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) 3G
2 1 (1.69%) 2G
2 1 (1.69%) Network Security
2 1 (1.69%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) Big Data
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Selenium
1 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
2 7 (11.86%) eggPlant
3 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
3 6 (10.17%) Robotium
3 6 (10.17%) Calabash
3 6 (10.17%) JBehave
4 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) JIRA
6 2 (3.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.69%) Maven
7 1 (1.69%) Ant
7 1 (1.69%) Toad
7 1 (1.69%) Apache Ivy
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Retail
3 11 (18.64%) Banking
4 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Publishing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.69%) Front Office
6 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) Web Services
2 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) CSS3
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) JSP
4 1 (1.69%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) J2ME
4 1 (1.69%) WAP
4 1 (1.69%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Statistics
1 6 (10.17%) Mathematics
1 6 (10.17%) Economics
1 6 (10.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.47%) Open Source
3 4 (6.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.08%) GIS
5 2 (3.39%) Derivative
5 2 (3.39%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.69%) New Media
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Handset
6 1 (1.69%) Equities
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
3 3 (5.08%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Test Strategy
3 13 (22.03%) Quality Management
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.95%) Security Testing
5 10 (16.95%) E-Commerce
5 10 (16.95%) Automated Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Web Testing
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.56%) Load Testing
7 8 (13.56%) DevOps
8 7 (11.86%) BDD
8 7 (11.86%) Scrum
9 6 (10.17%) Test Management
10 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.47%) TDD
11 4 (6.78%) Automation Testing
12 3 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) ISEB
2 9 (15.25%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.42%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) hybris
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) HP
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) Apple
5 1 (1.69%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) Calypso
5 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
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