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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 132 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.65% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.71% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 8
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£355 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £273 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -5.00%
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% -
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
2767 2691 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.76% 91.62% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1542 1098
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 225 235
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.75 £42.50
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 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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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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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
Hertfordshire -10 5 £393 +70.65%
Bedfordshire +6 4 £425 +8.28%
Essex -8 3 £210 -
Cambridgeshire -1 2 £235 -27.69%
Suffolk +9 1 £320 -18.47%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 15 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
4 8 (27.59%) .NET
5 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Selenium
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
8 4 (13.79%) QA
8 4 (13.79%) SOAP
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 3 (10.34%) JUnit
9 3 (10.34%) Java
9 3 (10.34%) Summit
9 3 (10.34%) ITSM
9 3 (10.34%) Remedy
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 3 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
9 3 (10.34%) WFM
10 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
10 2 (6.90%) NUnit
10 2 (6.90%) Billing
10 2 (6.90%) Test Management
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (6.90%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Summit
1 3 (10.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) Selenium
3 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.90%) NUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Manual Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.34%) WFM
7 3 (10.34%) ITSM
7 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) Web Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Management
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.90%) System Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.90%) API Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ISEB
1 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) Remedy
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) BMC
3 1 (3.45%) Cerner
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft