The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 400 296 359
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 240 370 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.72% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.76% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 231 134
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -32.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -
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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 104 £450 +12.50% 15
South East -41 52 £411 +37.08% 7
South West -15 19 £325 -5.10% 5
West Midlands -17 17 £340 -2.85% 4
East Midlands +1 15 £325 +18.18%
East of England +14 12 £375 +4.16%
North West -52 10 £313 -14.14% 5
Yorkshire -6 6 £300 -18.91% 8
North East -43 3 £315 +40.00% 1
Midlands -10 2 £375 -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 154 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (29.24%) Finance
3 142 (29.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 111 (22.70%) Test Scripting
5 109 (22.29%) Test Strategy
6 83 (16.97%) QA
7 81 (16.56%) Banking
8 74 (15.13%) ISTQB
9 71 (14.52%) ISEB
9 71 (14.52%) Defect Management
10 63 (12.88%) Integration Testing
11 61 (12.47%) Retail
12 58 (11.86%) Security Cleared
13 57 (11.66%) Selenium
13 57 (11.66%) Microsoft
14 56 (11.45%) SQL
15 55 (11.25%) Test Automation
16 51 (10.43%) Software Testing
16 51 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (10.22%) Functional Testing
18 49 (10.02%) Migration
18 49 (10.02%) System Integration Testing
19 47 (9.61%) Regression Testing
20 43 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
20 43 (8.79%) SC Cleared
21 42 (8.59%) Waterfall
21 42 (8.59%) Test Planning
22 40 (8.18%) Test Management
22 40 (8.18%) Java
23 38 (7.77%) CRM

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.66%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.82%) Confluence
4 2 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.20%) CICS
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.41%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.41%) Maximo
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.41%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.61%) GitHub
3 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.41%) Force.com
3 2 (0.41%) Office 365
3 2 (0.41%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.20%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.02%) DHCP
2 3 (0.61%) VPN
2 3 (0.61%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.41%) BGP
3 2 (0.41%) DNS
3 2 (0.41%) Firewall
3 2 (0.41%) FTP
3 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.41%) LAN
3 2 (0.41%) OSPF
3 2 (0.41%) VoIP
3 2 (0.41%) WAN
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) DAB
4 1 (0.20%) GPRS
4 1 (0.20%) GSM
4 1 (0.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.20%) UMTS
4 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.02%) HBase
3 5 (1.02%) MySQL
3 5 (1.02%) Redis
3 5 (1.02%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.82%) GIS
5 3 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.20%) DataStage
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.20%) QlikView
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 57 (11.66%) Selenium
2 36 (7.36%) JIRA
3 21 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.89%) WebDriver
5 17 (3.48%) Cucumber
5 17 (3.48%) HP UFT
6 13 (2.66%) LoadRunner
7 11 (2.25%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.84%) JMeter
10 8 (1.64%) Appium
11 7 (1.43%) Zephyr
12 5 (1.02%) Protractor
12 5 (1.02%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.02%) TestComplete
12 5 (1.02%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.61%) Fiddler
13 3 (0.61%) JBehave
13 3 (0.61%) JUnit
13 3 (0.61%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 143 (29.24%) Finance
2 81 (16.56%) Banking
3 61 (12.47%) Retail
4 16 (3.27%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.27%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.43%) Marketing
7 6 (1.23%) Billing
8 5 (1.02%) Advertising
8 5 (1.02%) Games
9 4 (0.82%) Back Office
9 4 (0.82%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.61%) Law
10 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.41%) Front Office
11 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.09%) Web Services
2 17 (3.48%) .NET
3 16 (3.27%) Middleware
4 12 (2.45%) XML
5 8 (1.64%) HTML
6 7 (1.43%) Gherkin
7 5 (1.02%) Django
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.61%) REST
8 3 (0.61%) SOAP
9 2 (0.41%) Java EE
9 2 (0.41%) Mason
9 2 (0.41%) Velocity
9 2 (0.41%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.20%) Google Closure
10 1 (0.20%) JSON
10 1 (0.20%) RESTful
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.07%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.45%) Smart Meter
4 10 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.84%) SWIFT
6 7 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.23%) EPoS
7 6 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.02%) Fintech
9 4 (0.82%) Derivative
9 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.61%) IPTV
10 3 (0.61%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.61%) NHS
10 3 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.91%) Linux
2 20 (4.09%) Windows
3 12 (2.45%) Android
3 12 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.25%) Unix
5 5 (1.02%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.41%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (29.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 111 (22.70%) Test Scripting
4 109 (22.29%) Test Strategy
5 71 (14.52%) Defect Management
6 63 (12.88%) Integration Testing
7 55 (11.25%) Test Automation
8 51 (10.43%) Software Testing
8 51 (10.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 50 (10.22%) Functional Testing
10 49 (10.02%) Migration
10 49 (10.02%) System Integration Testing
11 47 (9.61%) Regression Testing
12 42 (8.59%) Test Planning
12 42 (8.59%) Waterfall
13 40 (8.18%) Test Management
14 38 (7.77%) CRM
14 38 (7.77%) Non-Functional Testing
15 33 (6.75%) Manual Testing
16 31 (6.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.45%) SQL
2 40 (8.18%) Java
3 14 (2.86%) C#
4 13 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.45%) C
6 6 (1.23%) Python
7 5 (1.02%) Ruby
7 5 (1.02%) VB
7 5 (1.02%) VBScript
8 4 (0.82%) PHP
9 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.41%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.41%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.20%) C++
11 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (15.13%) ISTQB
2 71 (14.52%) ISEB
3 58 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 43 (8.79%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.86%) Degree
7 8 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.61%) PMP
10 2 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.41%) MCP
10 2 (0.41%) OCP
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.41%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CEH
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (16.97%) QA
2 4 (0.82%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.61%) SDET
4 2 (0.41%) EMIR
4 2 (0.41%) MiFID
4 2 (0.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.20%) Basel II
5 1 (0.20%) Basel III
5 1 (0.20%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.61%) WMI
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.95%) Oracle
3 30 (6.13%) HP
4 27 (5.52%) SAP
5 17 (3.48%) IBM
6 6 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.02%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.82%) Adobe
8 4 (0.82%) Charles River
8 4 (0.82%) Guidewire
8 4 (0.82%) VMware
9 3 (0.61%) ATG
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco
9 3 (0.61%) JDA
9 3 (0.61%) SunGard
10 2 (0.41%) Citrix
10 2 (0.41%) CODA
10 2 (0.41%) hybris
10 2 (0.41%) Teradata
10 2 (0.41%) T-Plan
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Metaskil
Rate: Circa £365 pd
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £310 - £410 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £420 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 19 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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