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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 172 167 185
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 29 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.51% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £237 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £424 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
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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
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
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 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (43.40%) Banking
2 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 18 (33.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (30.19%) QA
5 12 (22.64%) Investment Banking
5 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
6 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
7 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
7 10 (18.87%) Scrum
8 9 (16.98%) SQL
8 9 (16.98%) Test Management
9 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
10 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Migration
11 6 (11.32%) SAP
11 6 (11.32%) Ruby
11 6 (11.32%) JIRA
11 6 (11.32%) SDLC
12 5 (9.43%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Validation
12 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
12 5 (9.43%) Selenium
12 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (9.43%) Windows
12 5 (9.43%) ETL
13 4 (7.55%) HTML
13 4 (7.55%) Android
13 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
13 4 (7.55%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.89%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.89%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) PSTN
1 2 (3.77%) 3G
1 2 (3.77%) SS7
1 2 (3.77%) TCAP
1 2 (3.77%) ISUP
1 2 (3.77%) SCCP
1 2 (3.77%) INAP
1 2 (3.77%) 2G
1 2 (3.77%) 4G
1 2 (3.77%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
2 6 (11.32%) JIRA
3 5 (9.43%) Selenium
4 4 (7.55%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.77%) Calabash
7 1 (1.89%) Appium
7 1 (1.89%) Behat
7 1 (1.89%) Capybara
7 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.89%) RSpec
7 1 (1.89%) JBehave
7 1 (1.89%) RubyGems
7 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.89%) Xcode
General
1 23 (43.40%) Banking
2 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 12 (22.64%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Retail
5 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Advertising
5 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) HTML
2 3 (5.66%) CSS
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) JSON
2 3 (5.66%) REST
2 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.77%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) LAMP
4 1 (1.89%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) NHS
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.89%) AS400
3 1 (1.89%) BBC
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Android
2 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
5 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
5 10 (18.87%) Scrum
6 9 (16.98%) Test Management
7 7 (13.21%) Migration
7 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
8 6 (11.32%) SDLC
9 5 (9.43%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Performance Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Validation
9 5 (9.43%) ETL
10 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
10 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
10 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
11 3 (5.66%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.66%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) Ruby
3 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.77%) PHP
4 2 (3.77%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Basel III
2 2 (3.77%) COREP
2 2 (3.77%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) SAP
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) Retek
4 1 (1.89%) VMware
4 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.89%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
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