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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 117 171 177
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 33 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 25
Average daily rate £475 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £345 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £588 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
3006 4882 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.43% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 3744 3993
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 27 (56.25%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) Banking
3 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
4 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 9 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 9 (18.75%) QA
5 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 7 (14.58%) Advertising
7 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (12.50%) Test Management
8 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (12.50%) JIRA
8 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Retail
9 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Migration
9 5 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.33%) Oracle
10 4 (8.33%) Java
10 4 (8.33%) Selenium
11 3 (6.25%) Derivative
11 3 (6.25%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) HFM
1 1 (2.08%) Primavera
1 1 (2.08%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) DataStage
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (4.17%) Geb
3 2 (4.17%) Spock
4 1 (2.08%) Appium
4 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.08%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.08%) SilkTest
4 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.08%) WATIR
General
1 27 (56.25%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 7 (14.58%) Advertising
5 5 (10.42%) Retail
6 3 (6.25%) Legal
7 2 (4.17%) Law
8 1 (2.08%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) FIXML
1 2 (4.17%) FpML
1 2 (4.17%) Grails
1 2 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.25%) Derivative
2 3 (6.25%) Equities
2 3 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.17%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
2 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
5 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.50%) Test Management
6 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 5 (10.42%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.25%) BDD
8 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) CODA
3 2 (4.17%) Murex
4 1 (2.08%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) SimCorp
4 1 (2.08%) Sun
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