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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 350 319 355
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 239 259 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 176 92
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £240 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £53.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.29 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +19.32%
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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
44947 43726 38873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27712 26658 22838
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 1792 1874 2060
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 £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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 -9 94 £406 +1.56% 9
South East -23 56 £298 - 7
South West -2 22 £330 +11.86% 4
North West -4 22 £388 -1.27% 2
East of England +3 14 £295 -14.80% 1
West Midlands -13 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Yorkshire -38 6 £325 -1.51% 5
East Midlands -6 4 £265 +51.42% 6
Midlands +3 3 - -
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 134 (30.88%) Finance
2 124 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (26.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 98 (22.58%) QA
5 96 (22.12%) Test Scripting
6 89 (20.51%) Test Strategy
6 89 (20.51%) SQL
7 79 (18.20%) Test Management
8 74 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
9 72 (16.59%) ISEB
10 68 (15.67%) Software Testing
11 64 (14.75%) Banking
12 63 (14.52%) ISTQB
13 55 (12.67%) Selenium
14 50 (11.52%) Test Automation
15 48 (11.06%) Manual Testing
16 43 (9.91%) Migration
16 43 (9.91%) HP
16 43 (9.91%) Java
17 42 (9.68%) Scrum
18 40 (9.22%) Oracle
18 40 (9.22%) .NET
19 39 (8.99%) HTML
20 38 (8.76%) SAP
20 38 (8.76%) Microsoft
21 37 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
21 37 (8.53%) Retail
21 37 (8.53%) JIRA
22 36 (8.29%) Integration Testing
22 36 (8.29%) Test Planning

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (2.53%) Confluence
2 9 (2.07%) CMS
3 8 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.92%) SAS
6 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.69%) IIS
6 3 (0.69%) Drupal
7 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.23%) Lync
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.23%) CICS
8 1 (0.23%) FileNet
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.92%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.69%) Summit
3 3 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.69%) SAP BCA
3 3 (0.69%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.23%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.23%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.23%) Agresso
5 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.15%) Firewall
2 4 (0.92%) ATM
3 3 (0.69%) Intranet
4 2 (0.46%) MPLS
4 2 (0.46%) BGP
5 1 (0.23%) OSPF
5 1 (0.23%) GSM
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) WAN
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
5 1 (0.23%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) VLAN
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.53%) SAP BW
4 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.61%) MySQL
5 7 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.15%) DataStage
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.69%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.69%) Big Data
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.46%) DB2
9 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (12.67%) Selenium
2 37 (8.53%) JIRA
3 35 (8.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 29 (6.68%) Cucumber
5 25 (5.76%) JMeter
6 23 (5.30%) Jenkins
7 20 (4.61%) Visual Studio
8 19 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (4.38%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.46%) JUnit
10 12 (2.76%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.76%) WebDriver
11 11 (2.53%) Maven
12 8 (1.84%) Calabash
13 7 (1.61%) RSpec
13 7 (1.61%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.38%) Appium
15 5 (1.15%) Hudson
16 4 (0.92%) Behat
17 3 (0.69%) eggPlant
General
1 134 (30.88%) Finance
2 64 (14.75%) Banking
3 37 (8.53%) Retail
4 25 (5.76%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.61%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.84%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.15%) Front Office
7 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.92%) Back Office
8 4 (0.92%) Legal
9 3 (0.69%) Billing
9 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.69%) Automotive
9 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.46%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.46%) French Language
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.46%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.46%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.22%) .NET
2 39 (8.99%) HTML
3 31 (7.14%) XML
4 20 (4.61%) Web Services
5 17 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.46%) CSS
6 15 (3.46%) JSP
7 14 (3.23%) SOAP
7 14 (3.23%) REST
8 7 (1.61%) JSON
8 7 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.38%) jQuery
10 4 (0.92%) RESTful
10 4 (0.92%) JSF
11 3 (0.69%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.46%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.23%) iOS SDK
13 1 (0.23%) Middleware
13 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
13 1 (0.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.76%) Derivative
3 9 (2.07%) NHS
3 9 (2.07%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.38%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.15%) New Media
5 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.15%) Open Source
6 4 (0.92%) IVR
6 4 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (0.92%) Biometrics
6 4 (0.92%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.69%) AS400
7 3 (0.69%) Statistics
7 3 (0.69%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.69%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.69%) FMCG
8 2 (0.46%) iSeries
8 2 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.07%) Windows
2 14 (3.23%) UNIX
2 14 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.76%) Linux
3 12 (2.76%) Android
4 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.69%) Solaris
6 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) SUSE
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (26.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 96 (22.12%) Test Scripting
4 89 (20.51%) Test Strategy
5 79 (18.20%) Test Management
6 68 (15.67%) Software Testing
7 50 (11.52%) Test Automation
8 48 (11.06%) Manual Testing
9 43 (9.91%) Migration
10 42 (9.68%) Scrum
11 37 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (8.29%) Integration Testing
12 36 (8.29%) Test Planning
13 33 (7.60%) Validation
13 33 (7.60%) Project Management
14 30 (6.91%) Regression Testing
15 28 (6.45%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.99%) Automated Testing
17 24 (5.53%) Performance Testing
17 24 (5.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (20.51%) SQL
2 43 (9.91%) Java
3 36 (8.29%) JavaScript
4 29 (6.68%) Ruby
5 16 (3.69%) C#
6 13 (3.00%) PHP
6 13 (3.00%) VB
7 9 (2.07%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.92%) C
9 3 (0.69%) VBScript
10 2 (0.46%) C++
10 2 (0.46%) Perl
10 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.46%) VBA
10 2 (0.46%) Python
11 1 (0.23%) REXX
11 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) Groovy
11 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 72 (16.59%) ISEB
2 63 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 35 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 28 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.38%) Degree
9 5 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) MCITP
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (22.58%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) Basel III
2 5 (1.15%) FATCA
2 5 (1.15%) EMIR
2 5 (1.15%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) COREP
4 1 (0.23%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.07%) Puppet
3 7 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (9.91%) HP
2 40 (9.22%) Oracle
3 38 (8.76%) SAP
3 38 (8.76%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.84%) IBM
5 6 (1.38%) Teradata
6 4 (0.92%) VMware
6 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.92%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.92%) F5
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco
7 3 (0.69%) Sybase
7 3 (0.69%) Citrix
7 3 (0.69%) Murex
7 3 (0.69%) Kofax
8 2 (0.46%) Remedy
8 2 (0.46%) Apple
8 2 (0.46%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.46%) Cognos
8 2 (0.46%) Hyperion
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