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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 378 351 400
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 262 297 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 200 141
Median daily rate £400 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.48% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +4 91 £425 +3.03% 12
South East +11 40 £400 +12.67% 2
North West +11 33 £389 +19.61% 2
South West +13 28 £350 +2.94% 1
East Midlands -3 21 £333 +21.00% 2
West Midlands -20 21 £340 -6.20% 2
North East -18 10 £400 -20.00%
Yorkshire -1 9 £358 +19.76% 6
East of England -6 8 £413 +5.76% 5
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Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 160 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 134 (26.48%) Finance
4 125 (24.70%) Test Strategy
5 108 (21.34%) Test Scripting
6 84 (16.60%) Banking
7 79 (15.61%) QA
8 77 (15.22%) ISEB
9 67 (13.24%) ISTQB
10 65 (12.85%) Defect Management
11 63 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 61 (12.06%) Test Automation
13 59 (11.66%) SQL
14 58 (11.46%) Retail
14 58 (11.46%) Security Cleared
15 57 (11.26%) Integration Testing
16 53 (10.47%) Software Testing
17 52 (10.28%) Selenium
18 51 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
18 51 (10.08%) Microsoft
19 50 (9.88%) CRM
20 45 (8.89%) Oracle
20 45 (8.89%) Waterfall
21 43 (8.50%) Migration
22 42 (8.30%) HP
22 42 (8.30%) System Integration Testing
23 41 (8.10%) SC Cleared
24 40 (7.91%) Regression Testing
25 39 (7.71%) JIRA
26 38 (7.51%) Non-Functional Testing

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 17 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.96%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.58%) Confluence
4 6 (1.19%) CICS
5 4 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.57%) MS Office
3 9 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.79%) MS Project
5 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.40%) Maximo
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.40%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) GitHub
1 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.59%) SaaS
2 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.40%) Force.com
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.98%) FTP
2 5 (0.99%) HTTP
2 5 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.59%) Multicast
4 3 (0.59%) PBX
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) VoIP
5 2 (0.40%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.20%) ATM
6 1 (0.20%) Internet
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) VLAN
6 1 (0.20%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
6 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.78%) MySQL
2 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.38%) HBase
3 7 (1.38%) Redis
4 4 (0.79%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.79%) GIS
5 2 (0.40%) DB2
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) QlikView
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (10.28%) Selenium
2 39 (7.71%) JIRA
3 23 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 21 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.56%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.77%) WebDriver
7 13 (2.57%) LoadRunner
7 13 (2.57%) SoapUI
7 13 (2.57%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.17%) JMeter
9 8 (1.58%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.38%) TestComplete
10 7 (1.38%) Zephyr
11 6 (1.19%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.99%) CasperJS
12 5 (0.99%) JUnit
13 4 (0.79%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.79%) JBehave
13 4 (0.79%) Protractor
13 4 (0.79%) Robot Framework
General
1 134 (26.48%) Finance
2 84 (16.60%) Banking
3 58 (11.46%) Retail
4 20 (3.95%) Retail Banking
5 18 (3.56%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.38%) Billing
7 6 (1.19%) Front Office
7 6 (1.19%) Games
7 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.99%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Electronics
10 3 (0.59%) Law
10 3 (0.59%) Legal
10 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Automotive
11 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.74%) Web Services
2 23 (4.55%) .NET
3 22 (4.35%) Middleware
4 12 (2.37%) XML
5 9 (1.78%) SOAP
6 7 (1.38%) Django
6 7 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (1.38%) REST
7 4 (0.79%) JSON
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (0.79%) RESTful
8 3 (0.59%) HEVC
8 3 (0.59%) PlayReady
8 3 (0.59%) Spring
8 3 (0.59%) Widevine
9 2 (0.40%) Java EE
9 2 (0.40%) LAMP
9 2 (0.40%) Velocity
9 2 (0.40%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.37%) Smart Meter
3 9 (1.78%) EPoS
3 9 (1.78%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.58%) Algorithms
4 8 (1.58%) Credit Risk
4 8 (1.58%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.19%) SWIFT
7 5 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.79%) Derivative
8 4 (0.79%) Fintech
8 4 (0.79%) iPad
8 4 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.59%) IPTV
9 3 (0.59%) IVR
9 3 (0.59%) MPEG
9 3 (0.59%) User Experience
9 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.73%) Linux
2 20 (3.95%) Windows
3 13 (2.57%) Unix
4 7 (1.38%) Android
4 7 (1.38%) Ubuntu
5 5 (0.99%) AIX
6 4 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.79%) HPUX
7 2 (0.40%) Solaris
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 125 (24.70%) Test Strategy
4 108 (21.34%) Test Scripting
5 65 (12.85%) Defect Management
6 63 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 61 (12.06%) Test Automation
8 57 (11.26%) Integration Testing
9 53 (10.47%) Software Testing
10 50 (9.88%) CRM
11 45 (8.89%) Waterfall
12 43 (8.50%) Migration
13 42 (8.30%) System Integration Testing
14 40 (7.91%) Regression Testing
15 38 (7.51%) Non-Functional Testing
15 38 (7.51%) Test Planning
16 37 (7.31%) Functional Testing
17 36 (7.11%) Automated Testing
18 35 (6.92%) Test Management
19 32 (6.32%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.66%) SQL
2 33 (6.52%) Java
3 13 (2.57%) C
4 11 (2.17%) C#
5 9 (1.78%) Python
6 7 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.19%) Ruby
8 5 (0.99%) ActionScript
8 5 (0.99%) ActionScript 2.0
8 5 (0.99%) PHP
8 5 (0.99%) VB
9 4 (0.79%) VBScript
10 2 (0.40%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) C++
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) JCL
11 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 77 (15.22%) ISEB
2 67 (13.24%) ISTQB
3 58 (11.46%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.10%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.57%) Degree
5 13 (2.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.79%) PhD
9 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) MCP
10 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.40%) OCP
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CEH
11 1 (0.20%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (15.61%) QA
2 6 (1.19%) SDET
3 5 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.99%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.79%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.59%) EMIR
5 3 (0.59%) MiFID
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) Basel II
7 1 (0.20%) Basel III
7 1 (0.20%) WAI
7 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) Nagios
2 3 (0.59%) TeMIP
3 2 (0.40%) WMI
4 1 (0.20%) Ansible
4 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.20%) Puppet
4 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 51 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.89%) Oracle
3 42 (8.30%) HP
4 29 (5.73%) SAP
5 11 (2.17%) IBM
6 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.99%) Guidewire
7 5 (0.99%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.99%) Sybase
7 5 (0.99%) VMware
8 4 (0.79%) Charles River
8 4 (0.79%) hybris
9 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.59%) CA
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco
9 3 (0.59%) Fujitsu
9 3 (0.59%) Nagra
9 3 (0.59%) Splunk
9 3 (0.59%) SunGard
9 3 (0.59%) Tektronix
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