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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 121 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.59% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.61% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate £295 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
2289 2459 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.30% 96.54% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1463 1201
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 226 239
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bedfordshire - 6 £295 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 5 (23.81%) QA
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) SAP
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (14.29%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 3 (14.29%) Publishing
5 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) Fujitsu
6 2 (9.52%) JIRA
6 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (9.52%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (14.29%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Data Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
5 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) System Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) ABAP
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Ruby
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Fujitsu
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