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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 351 286 354
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +68
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 261 325 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.65% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.71% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 221 103
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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 £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £39.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +4.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
46799 45973 39698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.31% 92.47% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28978 28720 23273
Average daily rate £400 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1854 1876 2044
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -2 101 £413 +3.12% 9
South East -16 74 £300 -7.69% 9
South West -3 26 £330 +3.12%
North West -12 17 £475 +25.00% 2
East of England +2 12 £305 -18.66%
East Midlands -7 8 £265 +51.42% 1
Midlands +10 7 - -
West Midlands -27 6 £376 +7.50% 2
Yorkshire -48 6 £325 -1.51% 5
North East -8 2 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 138 (30.67%) Finance
2 123 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (24.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 95 (21.11%) Test Scripting
4 95 (21.11%) Test Strategy
5 94 (20.89%) QA
6 82 (18.22%) SQL
7 75 (16.67%) ISEB
8 71 (15.78%) Test Management
9 70 (15.56%) ISTQB
10 65 (14.44%) Software Testing
11 60 (13.33%) Banking
11 60 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
12 54 (12.00%) Test Automation
12 54 (12.00%) Selenium
13 47 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (10.44%) Java
14 45 (10.00%) HP
15 44 (9.78%) Migration
16 43 (9.56%) Manual Testing
17 42 (9.33%) SAP
18 40 (8.89%) Integration Testing
19 39 (8.67%) Microsoft
20 38 (8.44%) Oracle
21 37 (8.22%) Retail
22 36 (8.00%) Scrum
23 35 (7.78%) .NET
23 35 (7.78%) Performance Testing
24 34 (7.56%) Test Planning
25 32 (7.11%) Security Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (2.22%) Confluence
2 9 (2.00%) CMS
3 8 (1.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.67%) SAS
5 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.67%) IIS
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.44%) Drupal
6 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) FileNet
7 1 (0.22%) CICS
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.22%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.89%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) Summit
3 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.67%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.22%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) SaaS
1 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.11%) Firewall
1 5 (1.11%) SAN
2 4 (0.89%) ATM
3 3 (0.67%) Intranet
4 2 (0.44%) BGP
4 2 (0.44%) MPLS
5 1 (0.22%) 2G
5 1 (0.22%) Internet
5 1 (0.22%) TCAP
5 1 (0.22%) ISUP
5 1 (0.22%) SCCP
5 1 (0.22%) INAP
5 1 (0.22%) SS7
5 1 (0.22%) OSPF
5 1 (0.22%) 3G
5 1 (0.22%) LAN
5 1 (0.22%) PSTN
5 1 (0.22%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) FTP
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.56%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.78%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.89%) DataStage
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.67%) Big Data
9 3 (0.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.67%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.44%) DB2
10 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.44%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
11 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 54 (12.00%) Selenium
2 30 (6.67%) JIRA
3 29 (6.44%) Cucumber
4 23 (5.11%) JMeter
5 20 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 18 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 16 (3.56%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 14 (3.11%) JUnit
9 14 (3.11%) WebDriver
10 11 (2.44%) Maven
11 10 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.22%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.56%) RSpec
13 6 (1.33%) Calabash
14 4 (0.89%) Appium
15 3 (0.67%) NUnit
15 3 (0.67%) eggPlant
16 2 (0.44%) JBehave
16 2 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 138 (30.67%) Finance
2 60 (13.33%) Banking
3 37 (8.22%) Retail
4 22 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 22 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.78%) General Ledger
5 8 (1.78%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.33%) Billing
8 5 (1.11%) Front Office
9 3 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Publishing
9 3 (0.67%) Automotive
9 3 (0.67%) Legal
9 3 (0.67%) Back Office
9 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.44%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
10 2 (0.44%) German Language
10 2 (0.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.78%) .NET
2 22 (4.89%) HTML
3 21 (4.67%) XML
4 11 (2.44%) Web Services
4 11 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.00%) JSP
5 9 (2.00%) SOAP
6 8 (1.78%) CSS
7 6 (1.33%) JSON
7 6 (1.33%) REST
7 6 (1.33%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.89%) RESTful
8 4 (0.89%) JSF
9 3 (0.67%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.44%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.22%) Middleware
11 1 (0.22%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.22%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.44%) Derivative
3 10 (2.22%) NHS
4 9 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.00%) New Media
5 8 (1.78%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (0.89%) AS400
8 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.67%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.67%) Open Source
9 2 (0.44%) FMCG
9 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.44%) iSeries
9 2 (0.44%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.33%) Windows
2 19 (4.22%) UNIX
3 12 (2.67%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.67%) Linux
4 10 (2.22%) Android
5 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (27.33%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (24.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 95 (21.11%) Test Scripting
3 95 (21.11%) Test Strategy
4 71 (15.78%) Test Management
5 65 (14.44%) Software Testing
6 54 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 47 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (9.78%) Migration
9 43 (9.56%) Manual Testing
10 40 (8.89%) Integration Testing
11 36 (8.00%) Scrum
12 35 (7.78%) Performance Testing
13 34 (7.56%) Test Planning
14 32 (7.11%) Validation
15 24 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (4.89%) Project Management
16 22 (4.89%) Waterfall
17 21 (4.67%) TDD
18 20 (4.44%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (18.22%) SQL
2 47 (10.44%) Java
3 25 (5.56%) Ruby
4 19 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.22%) C#
6 9 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.56%) VB
8 5 (1.11%) Perl
9 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.89%) C
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
10 3 (0.67%) VBScript
11 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.44%) VBA
11 2 (0.44%) COBOL
12 1 (0.22%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.22%) REXX
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) Python
12 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 75 (16.67%) ISEB
2 70 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 32 (7.11%) Security Cleared
4 29 (6.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (5.78%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (2.22%) Degree
8 7 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.89%) MCITP
10 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (20.89%) QA
2 5 (1.11%) FATCA
2 5 (1.11%) EMIR
2 5 (1.11%) MiFID
2 5 (1.11%) Basel III
3 2 (0.44%) COREP
3 2 (0.44%) FINREP
3 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.00%) Puppet
3 7 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) SCOM
4 1 (0.22%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 45 (10.00%) HP
2 42 (9.33%) SAP
3 39 (8.67%) Microsoft
4 38 (8.44%) Oracle
5 9 (2.00%) IBM
6 7 (1.56%) Remedy
7 6 (1.33%) Cisco
7 6 (1.33%) VMware
7 6 (1.33%) Teradata
8 4 (0.89%) F5
8 4 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.89%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.67%) Kofax
9 3 (0.67%) Informatica
9 3 (0.67%) Citrix
9 3 (0.67%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.67%) Siebel
9 3 (0.67%) Sybase
9 3 (0.67%) Wall Street Systems
10 2 (0.44%) hybris
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