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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 143 177 176
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 14 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.42% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.44% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 32
Average daily rate £475 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
4 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 11 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.74%) QA
6 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.39%) Defect Management
8 7 (15.22%) Selenium
8 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
8 7 (15.22%) Advertising
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 6 (13.04%) Test Management
10 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.87%) JIRA
10 5 (10.87%) Retail
10 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
11 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
11 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.52%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) HFM
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) GitHub
1 1 (2.17%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) DataStage
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.35%) Appium
4 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.17%) Geb
5 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.17%) Protractor
5 1 (2.17%) SilkTest
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Spock
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Advertising
3 7 (15.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (10.87%) Retail
5 2 (4.35%) Law
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.17%) Grails
2 1 (2.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.35%) Derivative
2 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.35%) Market Risk
2 2 (4.35%) Reinsurance
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.04%) Migration
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.04%) Test Management
6 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) BDD
9 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Scrum
9 3 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (6.52%) TDD
9 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (4.35%) GAAP
3 1 (2.17%) EMIR
3 1 (2.17%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) CODA
3 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) SimCorp
4 1 (2.17%) Sun
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TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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