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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 172 188 197
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 26 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 21
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £305 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 28 August 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 22 (51.16%) Banking
2 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.91%) QA
6 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
7 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 8 (18.60%) JIRA
8 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Test Management
9 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Migration
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
11 5 (11.63%) SAP
11 5 (11.63%) HP
11 5 (11.63%) Fixed Income
11 5 (11.63%) SDLC
12 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
12 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
12 4 (9.30%) Scrum
12 4 (9.30%) ETL
12 4 (9.30%) Oracle
12 4 (9.30%) Selenium
12 4 (9.30%) Use Case
12 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
12 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
13 3 (6.98%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.33%) Apache
1 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Primavera
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.33%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
1 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) PSTN
1 2 (4.65%) 3G
1 2 (4.65%) SS7
1 2 (4.65%) TCAP
1 2 (4.65%) ISUP
1 2 (4.65%) SCCP
1 2 (4.65%) INAP
1 2 (4.65%) 2G
1 2 (4.65%) 4G
1 2 (4.65%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Selenium
2 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) RSpec
5 1 (2.33%) WATIR
5 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) RubyGems
5 1 (2.33%) Capybara
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) LoadUI
General
1 22 (51.16%) Banking
2 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 11 (25.58%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) SOAP
1 2 (4.65%) XML
1 2 (4.65%) FIXML
1 2 (4.65%) FpML
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) RESTful
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.65%) Equities
2 2 (4.65%) Derivative
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.33%) AS400
3 1 (2.33%) BBC
3 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
3 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
4 8 (18.60%) Test Management
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 5 (11.63%) SDLC
7 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.30%) ETL
7 4 (9.30%) Scrum
7 4 (9.30%) Use Case
8 3 (6.98%) System Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Time Management
8 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) COBOL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) Basel III
2 2 (4.65%) COREP
2 2 (4.65%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) HP
1 5 (11.63%) SAP
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) Murex
5 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Retek
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.33%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.33%) WorldPay
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