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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 166 182 187
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 38 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 19
Average daily rate £394 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.40 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.65% -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5735 5831 7382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.89% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 4277 5223
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 119 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £135.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Leader
London

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 (37.50%) Banking
2 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) SQL
3 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 18 (28.13%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
6 14 (21.88%) ISEB
6 14 (21.88%) Selenium
7 13 (20.31%) QA
7 13 (20.31%) Web Services
8 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 11 (17.19%) Retail
9 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (17.19%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (17.19%) E-Commerce
9 11 (17.19%) Quality Management
10 10 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (15.63%) HP
10 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
10 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Web Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Test Management
10 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (15.63%) Degree
11 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
11 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.50%) Internet
12 8 (12.50%) hybris

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Stata
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.56%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) 3G
2 1 (1.56%) 2G
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.38%) Big Data
4 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Selenium
2 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 10 (15.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (10.94%) JIRA
5 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
6 4 (6.25%) eggPlant
7 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.69%) Calabash
7 3 (4.69%) Robotium
7 3 (4.69%) JBehave
7 3 (4.69%) Maven
8 2 (3.13%) jMock
8 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.56%) NUnit
9 1 (1.56%) Ant
9 1 (1.56%) JUnit
9 1 (1.56%) Toad
General
1 24 (37.50%) Banking
2 18 (28.13%) Finance
3 11 (17.19%) Retail
4 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 8 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.56%) Front Office
7 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) Web Services
2 4 (6.25%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (1.56%) J2ME
4 1 (1.56%) WAP
4 1 (1.56%) RESTful
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (7.81%) Mathematics
2 5 (7.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.25%) Statistics
3 4 (6.25%) Economics
3 4 (6.25%) Derivative
4 3 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.69%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.13%) Open Source
5 2 (3.13%) Kindle
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.13%) GIS
6 1 (1.56%) Handset
6 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.56%) Equities
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) New Media
6 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 15 (23.44%) Test Strategy
4 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (17.19%) Quality Management
5 11 (17.19%) E-Commerce
6 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Web Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Test Management
6 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.06%) Security Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.81%) TDD
10 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.69%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) VBScript
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) VB
4 2 (3.13%) VBA
4 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) ISEB
2 10 (15.63%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) HP
2 8 (12.50%) hybris
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) Calypso
5 2 (3.13%) Sybase
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.56%) Sun
6 1 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.56%) Apple
6 1 (1.56%) Charles River
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago