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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 546 539 532
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 29 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.034% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £297 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £338 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.24%
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
45952 44401 42082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29584 27581 25036
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1743 1814 2016
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £37.80 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 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
London +3 10 £388 +19.23% 5
South East -10 8 £325 - 4
Yorkshire - 7 £325 - 1
East of England +2 4 £425 +25.92% 1
Lead Tester
UK

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) QA
4 11 (27.50%) Oracle
5 10 (25.00%) .NET
6 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Selenium
9 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.00%) JIRA
9 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.50%) Java
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) ISEB
10 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) Scrum
10 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Retail
11 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
11 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.00%) HP
11 4 (10.00%) EFT
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) 3G
1 2 (5.00%) ATM
1 2 (5.00%) 4G
1 2 (5.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.50%) VoLTE
2 1 (2.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) SS7
2 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.00%) JIRA
3 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.50%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) EFT
2 2 (5.00%) EFTPOS
2 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (5.00%) APACS
2 2 (5.00%) EPoS
2 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.50%) MVC
8 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) VBA
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.00%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) BMC
4 1 (2.50%) Borland
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy