The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 116 133 126
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.48% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.51% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 12
Median daily rate £375 £360 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £212 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -
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
2418 2952 2816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.31% 95.01% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1793 1643
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 239 233
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £41.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +7 5 £338 +60.71%
Suffolk - 4 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +15 2 £388 +55.00%
Hertfordshire +13 1 - - 1
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Retail
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (10.00%) Maximo
7 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Coaching
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
8 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Maximo
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Mechatronics
1 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) SAP