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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 562 543 507
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 11 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.047% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.051% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £294 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -14.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £411 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £275 £345
% change year-on-year
+30.90% -20.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
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 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -5 5 £388 +3.33% 2
South East -28 3 £408 +71.57% 2
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
South West -6 1 £375 +36.36% 1
North West - 1 £313 - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
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Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
3 7 (35.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) ISEB
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
5 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Retail
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) MySQL
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) PHP
6 4 (20.00%) REST
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Ruby

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) ATM
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (5.00%) JIRA
5 1 (5.00%) WATIR
5 1 (5.00%) Sahi
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
1 7 (35.00%) XML
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) EPoS
2 1 (5.00%) EFT
2 1 (5.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.00%) APACS
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) BDD
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix