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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 164 172 172
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 19
Average daily rate
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£423 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.29 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +19.32%
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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
4794 5643 5492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.38% 93.01% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4019 4083
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £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 71 90 112
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 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.19 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) QA
3 18 (34.62%) Finance
4 17 (32.69%) SQL
5 16 (30.77%) Scrum
6 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (23.08%) Selenium
8 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
9 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
9 10 (19.23%) Test Management
9 10 (19.23%) Ruby
9 10 (19.23%) TDD
10 9 (17.31%) Banking
10 9 (17.31%) Java
10 9 (17.31%) Windows
11 8 (15.38%) JMeter
11 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
11 8 (15.38%) Android
12 7 (13.46%) Kanban
12 7 (13.46%) HTML
13 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
13 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (11.54%) ISEB
13 6 (11.54%) Validation
13 6 (11.54%) Migration
14 5 (9.62%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.92%) RiskWrite
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Selenium
2 11 (21.15%) Cucumber
3 8 (15.38%) JMeter
4 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
5 4 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.77%) Calabash
7 2 (3.85%) Appium
7 2 (3.85%) Behat
7 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.92%) Hudson
8 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.92%) JBehave
8 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.92%) JUnit
8 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.92%) Xcode
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) HTML
2 5 (9.62%) CSS
2 5 (9.62%) SOAP
2 5 (9.62%) JSON
2 5 (9.62%) REST
2 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.92%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.92%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Open Source
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.92%) Equities
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.92%) FMCG
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Android
2 8 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Scrum
3 13 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
5 10 (19.23%) Test Management
5 10 (19.23%) TDD
5 10 (19.23%) Test Strategy
6 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (13.46%) Kanban
8 6 (11.54%) Validation
8 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) BDD
10 4 (7.69%) DevOps
11 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
11 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Ruby
3 9 (17.31%) Java
4 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) PHP
5 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) C
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) COREP
2 1 (1.92%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle
1 2 (3.85%) SAP
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos
1 2 (3.85%) HP
1 2 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (1.92%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
2 1 (1.92%) IBM