The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 558 529 538
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 12 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.030% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +38.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £261 £225
% change year-on-year
+27.15% +15.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Lead Tester
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
North West - 4 £338 - 2
London -3 3 £325 -28.76% 5
South East - 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands -5 1 £300 +15.16%
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
3 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
5 7 (18.92%) QA
5 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
6 6 (16.22%) ISEB
6 6 (16.22%) ETL
7 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.51%) Selenium
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
8 4 (10.81%) ETRM
8 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.81%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (10.81%) DataStage
8 4 (10.81%) Cognos
8 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (10.81%) Informatica
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) Front Office
8 4 (10.81%) Finance
9 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Retail

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Agresso
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SS7
1 1 (2.70%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) DataStage
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.70%) MSTest
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 4 (10.81%) Front Office
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.70%) EFT
1 1 (2.70%) EFTPOS
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) Smartcard
1 1 (2.70%) IPTV
1 1 (2.70%) Spread Betting
1 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
1 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
2 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
3 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (16.22%) ETL
5 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.81%) ETRM
6 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) System Testing
8 2 (5.41%) V-Model
8 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.41%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) ISEB
1 6 (16.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cognos
1 4 (10.81%) Informatica
1 4 (10.81%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £55000 - £60000 per annum + (pro rata Fixed Term contract)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago