The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 144 118 134
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.066% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.48% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2854 2228 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.34% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1094 1453
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 218 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the East of England region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the East of England region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Hertfordshire -24 1 - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (70.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Migration
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 10 (37.04%) Test Management
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
5 7 (25.93%) ISEB
6 6 (22.22%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
8 4 (14.81%) Citrix
8 4 (14.81%) Lotus
8 4 (14.81%) Email Migration
8 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
10 2 (7.41%) SAP
10 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
10 2 (7.41%) Finance
10 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
10 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
10 2 (7.41%) Retail
11 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
11 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
11 1 (3.70%) JIRA

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) RNC
1 1 (3.70%) LTE
1 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (3.70%) 3G
1 1 (3.70%) UTRAN
1 1 (3.70%) 2G
1 1 (3.70%) GSM
1 1 (3.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
1 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Migration
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 10 (37.04%) Test Management
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) Data Migration
5 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Email Migration
7 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
8 1 (3.70%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.70%) SAP Implementation
8 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby
1 1 (3.70%) C#
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Citrix
1 4 (14.81%) Lotus
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Huawei
3 1 (3.70%) Anite
3 1 (3.70%) Mercator
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) HP