The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 East of England 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 133 103 137
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.40% 0.63% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.67% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
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£393 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £401 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2812 2248 2861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.74% 93.94% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1656 1144 1419
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 230 366
Average hourly rate £16.75 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 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
Bedfordshire -22 3 £393 +12.14%
Essex 0 1 - -
Hertfordshire -6 1 £200 - 1
Cambridgeshire -16 1 £325 -18.75%
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (63.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 20 (55.56%) Migration
4 15 (41.67%) Test Management
5 13 (36.11%) ISEB
6 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
7 9 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (25.00%) Citrix
7 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) Email Migration
9 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
9 7 (19.44%) Data Migration
10 6 (16.67%) QA
10 6 (16.67%) Retail
10 6 (16.67%) Lotus
10 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
12 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
12 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
13 3 (8.33%) Back Office
13 3 (8.33%) SAP
13 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
13 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (8.33%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) GSM
1 1 (2.78%) UMTS
1 1 (2.78%) 3G
1 1 (2.78%) UTRAN
1 1 (2.78%) 2G
1 1 (2.78%) RNC
1 1 (2.78%) LTE
1 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.67%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
1 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (58.33%) Test Strategy
3 20 (55.56%) Migration
4 15 (41.67%) Test Management
5 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (22.22%) Email Migration
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
7 7 (19.44%) Data Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Web Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Stress Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
11 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
11 1 (2.78%) BDD
11 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C#
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISEB
2 9 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Citrix
2 6 (16.67%) Lotus
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) Mercator
5 1 (2.78%) Anite
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei