The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 393 340 293
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 234 289 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.60% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 191 241
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £39.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -10.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
UK

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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Leader
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 Test Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -24 99 £425 +2.10% 13
South East -45 42 £388 +26.53% 8
South West -7 24 £345 +5.34% 3
North West -7 21 £450 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £375 +41.50% 1
Yorkshire +2 11 £325 - 6
West Midlands -12 11 £350 -8.08% 3
East of England +4 8 £438 +45.83%
North East -31 3 £353 -25.78%
Midlands -9 2 £200 -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title.

1 152 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.49%) Finance
3 115 (25.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 106 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 101 (22.30%) QA
6 84 (18.54%) Test Strategy
7 76 (16.78%) Test Automation
8 71 (15.67%) ISTQB
9 65 (14.35%) Selenium
9 65 (14.35%) Defect Management
10 64 (14.13%) Software Testing
11 62 (13.69%) Banking
12 54 (11.92%) ISEB
13 53 (11.70%) Java
13 53 (11.70%) Functional Testing
13 53 (11.70%) Integration Testing
14 51 (11.26%) Test Management
14 51 (11.26%) Security Cleared
15 50 (11.04%) SQL
16 49 (10.82%) Retail
17 48 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
17 48 (10.60%) Test Planning
18 46 (10.15%) Migration
19 45 (9.93%) JIRA
20 44 (9.71%) HP Quality Center
21 42 (9.27%) Microsoft
22 41 (9.05%) Non-Functional Testing
23 36 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
23 36 (7.95%) SC Cleared
23 36 (7.95%) HP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.43%) Confluence
2 9 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.66%) nginx
5 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.44%) SAS
6 2 (0.44%) Site Server
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.09%) MS Office
3 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.44%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.22%) BASE24
4 1 (0.22%) HFM
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.44%) GitHub
3 2 (0.44%) Office 365
3 2 (0.44%) Taleo
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.55%) SNMP
2 5 (1.10%) DHCP
3 4 (0.88%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.66%) VPN
5 2 (0.44%) BGP
5 2 (0.44%) DNS
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
5 2 (0.44%) LAN
5 2 (0.44%) OSPF
5 2 (0.44%) WAN
5 2 (0.44%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.22%) 4G
6 1 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.22%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) Node B
6 1 (0.22%) RNC
6 1 (0.22%) SS7
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.88%) DataStage
4 4 (0.88%) MySQL
5 3 (0.66%) Big Data
5 3 (0.66%) DB2
5 3 (0.66%) HBase
5 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.66%) Redis
6 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.44%) MS Access
6 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.22%) GIS
7 1 (0.22%) QlikView
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (14.35%) Selenium
2 45 (9.93%) JIRA
3 30 (6.62%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.96%) HP UFT
5 21 (4.64%) LoadRunner
5 21 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.75%) SpecFlow
6 17 (3.75%) WebDriver
7 11 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.43%) JMeter
8 9 (1.99%) Appium
9 8 (1.77%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (1.32%) Zephyr
12 5 (1.10%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.66%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.66%) GitLab
13 3 (0.66%) Maven
13 3 (0.66%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.66%) TestPartner
General
1 120 (26.49%) Finance
2 62 (13.69%) Banking
3 49 (10.82%) Retail
4 13 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.55%) Advertising
8 6 (1.32%) Games
8 6 (1.32%) Law
8 6 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Billing
10 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.08%) .NET
2 19 (4.19%) Web Services
3 12 (2.65%) Gherkin
4 11 (2.43%) XML
5 10 (2.21%) HTML
6 4 (0.88%) Middleware
6 4 (0.88%) SOAP
7 3 (0.66%) Django
7 3 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.44%) Velocity
8 2 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.22%) CSS
9 1 (0.22%) Google Closure
9 1 (0.22%) Grails
9 1 (0.22%) Java EE
9 1 (0.22%) JSON
9 1 (0.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.21%) PKI
4 9 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.99%) SWIFT
5 7 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.55%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.55%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.32%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.88%) Derivative
8 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.66%) Equities
9 3 (0.66%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.66%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.66%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.66%) User Experience
9 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.40%) Windows
2 21 (4.64%) Linux
3 11 (2.43%) Unix
4 10 (2.21%) Android
4 10 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.55%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) CentOS
8 3 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (25.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 106 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 84 (18.54%) Test Strategy
5 76 (16.78%) Test Automation
6 65 (14.35%) Defect Management
7 64 (14.13%) Software Testing
8 53 (11.70%) Functional Testing
8 53 (11.70%) Integration Testing
9 51 (11.26%) Test Management
10 48 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (10.60%) Test Planning
11 46 (10.15%) Migration
12 41 (9.05%) Non-Functional Testing
13 36 (7.95%) System Integration Testing
14 34 (7.51%) Scrum
15 33 (7.28%) Mentoring
15 33 (7.28%) Waterfall
16 30 (6.62%) CRM
16 30 (6.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.70%) Java
2 50 (11.04%) SQL
3 26 (5.74%) C#
4 18 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.31%) C
5 15 (3.31%) Ruby
6 13 (2.87%) Python
7 9 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.77%) Perl
9 3 (0.66%) PHP
9 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.66%) VB
10 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (15.67%) ISTQB
2 54 (11.92%) ISEB
3 51 (11.26%) Security Cleared
4 36 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.97%) Degree
7 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.66%) HND
9 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) MCP
10 2 (0.44%) OCP
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.44%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CEH
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.30%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.88%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.88%) SDET
4 2 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.44%) GAAP
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.22%) EMIR
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 44 (9.71%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Nagios
2 3 (0.66%) Opsview
2 3 (0.66%) WMI
3 2 (0.44%) DameWare
3 2 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.95%) HP
3 32 (7.06%) Oracle
4 28 (6.18%) SAP
5 20 (4.42%) IBM
6 6 (1.32%) VMware
7 4 (0.88%) Adobe
7 4 (0.88%) Informatica
7 4 (0.88%) Teradata
8 3 (0.66%) ATG
8 3 (0.66%) Cisco
8 3 (0.66%) CODA
8 3 (0.66%) JDA
9 2 (0.44%) Citrix
9 2 (0.44%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.44%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.44%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.44%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.44%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.22%) ServiceNow
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