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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 382 392 348
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 183 150 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 97 100
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£375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £70.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +1 90 £425 +2.40% 11
South East +11 34 £313 +5.04% 7
North West +1 15 £313 - 2
East of England +9 12 £300 +2.56% 1
South West -14 10 £375 +12.78% 3
Yorkshire -16 7 £350 +6.06% 4
West Midlands +1 6 £330 -5.71% 2
East Midlands +15 5 £343 +14.16%
Midlands - - - -
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 115 (29.04%) Finance
2 111 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (25.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 90 (22.73%) QA
5 79 (19.95%) SQL
6 77 (19.44%) ISTQB
6 77 (19.44%) Test Scripting
7 71 (17.93%) ISEB
8 69 (17.42%) HP Quality Center
8 69 (17.42%) Test Strategy
9 66 (16.67%) Banking
10 63 (15.91%) Test Management
10 63 (15.91%) Selenium
11 56 (14.14%) Software Testing
12 50 (12.63%) HP
12 50 (12.63%) Oracle
13 48 (12.12%) .NET
14 47 (11.87%) Test Automation
15 46 (11.62%) HTML
16 45 (11.36%) JavaScript
16 45 (11.36%) Security Cleared
17 39 (9.85%) Manual Testing
17 39 (9.85%) Project Management
18 38 (9.60%) Integration Testing
19 37 (9.34%) SC Cleared
20 36 (9.09%) Scrum
21 35 (8.84%) Microsoft
21 35 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
22 34 (8.59%) Migration
23 33 (8.33%) Test Planning

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (1.77%) CMS
2 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.76%) IIS
3 3 (0.76%) Drupal
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) CICS
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.77%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.01%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.76%) Summit
4 3 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.51%) SAP BCA
5 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.51%) Agresso
6 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.25%) Findur
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) SaaS
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.01%) Firewall
1 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.76%) Intranet
2 3 (0.76%) ATM
3 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.51%) BGP
3 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.51%) MPLS
3 2 (0.51%) SSL
3 2 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) OSPF
4 1 (0.25%) DVB
4 1 (0.25%) VPN
4 1 (0.25%) GSM
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.25%) VLAN
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (2.53%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.77%) MySQL
4 6 (1.52%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.26%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.76%) DataStage
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) Essbase
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 63 (15.91%) Selenium
2 35 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 28 (7.07%) JIRA
4 25 (6.31%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.80%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.80%) JMeter
6 18 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 16 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (3.79%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.53%) WebDriver
10 8 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.77%) Calabash
12 6 (1.52%) Hudson
12 6 (1.52%) JUnit
13 5 (1.26%) Maven
13 5 (1.26%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.26%) Appium
14 4 (1.01%) Behat
15 3 (0.76%) Subversion
15 3 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 115 (29.04%) Finance
2 66 (16.67%) Banking
3 28 (7.07%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.30%) Retail
5 15 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.52%) Front Office
7 5 (1.26%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Billing
8 4 (1.01%) Legal
9 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.12%) .NET
2 46 (11.62%) HTML
3 30 (7.58%) XML
4 29 (7.32%) ASP.NET
5 27 (6.82%) JSP
6 21 (5.30%) Web Services
7 15 (3.79%) REST
7 15 (3.79%) CSS
8 11 (2.78%) SOAP
9 8 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.77%) JSON
10 7 (1.77%) jQuery
11 2 (0.51%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.51%) Spring
11 2 (0.51%) Middleware
12 1 (0.25%) SAP XI
12 1 (0.25%) iOS SDK
12 1 (0.25%) CSS3
12 1 (0.25%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.25%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.79%) Derivative
3 8 (2.02%) Open Source
4 6 (1.52%) Credit Risk
4 6 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.26%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.26%) IVR
5 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.26%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.01%) Statistics
6 4 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (1.01%) Biometrics
7 3 (0.76%) AS400
7 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.76%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.51%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.06%) Windows
2 14 (3.54%) Linux
3 13 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.78%) Android
5 10 (2.53%) UNIX
6 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.76%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (25.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 77 (19.44%) Test Scripting
4 69 (17.42%) Test Strategy
5 63 (15.91%) Test Management
6 56 (14.14%) Software Testing
7 47 (11.87%) Test Automation
8 39 (9.85%) Manual Testing
8 39 (9.85%) Project Management
9 38 (9.60%) Integration Testing
10 36 (9.09%) Scrum
11 34 (8.59%) Migration
12 33 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 31 (7.83%) Automated Testing
14 29 (7.32%) Performance Testing
15 25 (6.31%) Knowledge Management
15 25 (6.31%) TDD
16 24 (6.06%) Validation
16 24 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (6.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.95%) SQL
2 45 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 30 (7.58%) Java
4 18 (4.55%) Ruby
4 18 (4.55%) C#
5 15 (3.79%) VB
6 12 (3.03%) PHP
7 7 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.52%) C
9 3 (0.76%) Python
9 3 (0.76%) Perl
10 2 (0.51%) C++
10 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.51%) VBA
10 2 (0.51%) VBScript
11 1 (0.25%) COBOL
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (19.44%) ISTQB
2 71 (17.93%) ISEB
3 45 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 37 (9.34%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (5.05%) DV Cleared
6 20 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.27%) Degree
8 7 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.51%) MCSE
10 2 (0.51%) CCNP
10 2 (0.51%) CCNA
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (22.73%) QA
2 5 (1.26%) MiFID
2 5 (1.26%) Basel III
2 5 (1.26%) EMIR
3 4 (1.01%) FATCA
4 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.51%) Nmap
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (17.42%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.51%) Nessus
3 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.25%) SCCM
3 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (12.63%) HP
1 50 (12.63%) Oracle
2 35 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.32%) SAP
4 8 (2.02%) VMware
5 7 (1.77%) Cisco
6 6 (1.52%) Murex
6 6 (1.52%) Citrix
7 5 (1.26%) IBM
8 4 (1.01%) F5
8 4 (1.01%) Actimize
8 4 (1.01%) Cognos
8 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.01%) Juniper
9 3 (0.76%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.76%) Sybase
10 2 (0.51%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) CODA
11 1 (0.25%) BMC
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: Market Salary
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Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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