The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 570 545 511
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 9 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.013% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.014% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 20
Average daily rate
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£355 £515 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.06% +49.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £400 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £600 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £388 £336
% change year-on-year
-15.48% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Tester across the England region.

Lead Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lead Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +15 4 £390 -35.00% 3
South East -29 2 £345 -10.96%
North West - 1 £225 - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) QA
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) XML
3 6 (27.27%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) jQuery
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 4 (18.18%) REST
5 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) MySQL
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.64%) JIRA
3 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
4 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.55%) JUnit
5 1 (4.55%) WATIR
5 1 (4.55%) Sahi
5 1 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 4 (18.18%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) REST
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) EFT
2 1 (4.55%) EFTPOS
2 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.55%) APACS
2 1 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) CISSP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CISA
3 2 (9.09%) CEH
3 2 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix