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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 115 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.47% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.49% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 20
Median daily rate £438 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £362 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
2450 2649 2882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.61% 96.08% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1425 1460 1607
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 247 210
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 1 May 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
Suffolk +6 4 - -
Essex +6 2 £438 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 - -
Hertfordshire +8 1 - -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Fujitsu
5 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Maximo
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Planning
1 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle