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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 335 295 352
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 273 303 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.66% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 199 121
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£338 £338 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.34%
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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 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 28 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 -16 89 £365 -8.75% 16
South East -5 66 £300 -11.11% 3
North West +13 35 £500 +33.33% 3
South West 0 23 £318 -2.30% 2
East Midlands +3 16 £275 +22.22% 1
East of England -3 15 £304 -19.00% 3
Midlands +9 9 - -
Yorkshire -39 8 £325 +1.88% 7
West Midlands -13 6 £376 +25.41% 6
North East -7 3 - - 1
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 149 (29.04%) Finance
2 147 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 127 (24.76%) Test Strategy
5 116 (22.61%) QA
6 110 (21.44%) Test Scripting
7 100 (19.49%) ISEB
8 83 (16.18%) SQL
8 83 (16.18%) ISTQB
9 82 (15.98%) Software Testing
10 76 (14.81%) Test Management
11 69 (13.45%) Test Automation
12 60 (11.70%) Banking
13 59 (11.50%) Selenium
14 57 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
15 53 (10.33%) Integration Testing
16 52 (10.14%) Scrum
16 52 (10.14%) HP
17 50 (9.75%) Java
17 50 (9.75%) Migration
18 48 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
18 48 (9.36%) SAP
19 47 (9.16%) Test Planning
20 46 (8.97%) Manual Testing
21 44 (8.58%) Microsoft
22 42 (8.19%) Performance Testing
23 39 (7.60%) System Integration Testing
24 38 (7.41%) Oracle
24 38 (7.41%) Retail
25 37 (7.21%) SDLC

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.95%) Confluence
3 8 (1.56%) CMS
4 6 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.58%) SAS
5 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Lync
7 1 (0.19%) CICS
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) Documentum
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.78%) Summit
2 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.58%) SAP BCA
3 3 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (0.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.19%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.17%) Firewall
1 6 (1.17%) ATM
2 5 (0.97%) SAN
3 3 (0.58%) Intranet
4 2 (0.39%) LAN
4 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
5 1 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) TCAP
5 1 (0.19%) ISUP
5 1 (0.19%) SCCP
5 1 (0.19%) INAP
5 1 (0.19%) BGP
5 1 (0.19%) 3G
5 1 (0.19%) MPLS
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
1 16 (3.12%) Relational Database
2 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 9 (1.75%) SAP BW
3 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.97%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.78%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.58%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 3 (0.58%) DataStage
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) DB2
8 2 (0.39%) OLAP
8 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.39%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.39%) Big Data
8 2 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (11.50%) Selenium
2 31 (6.04%) JIRA
3 30 (5.85%) Cucumber
4 26 (5.07%) SoapUI
5 24 (4.68%) JMeter
6 22 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (2.92%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.73%) JUnit
9 13 (2.53%) WebDriver
10 12 (2.34%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.34%) Maven
11 10 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.36%) RSpec
12 7 (1.36%) Calabash
13 5 (0.97%) Appium
14 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
15 3 (0.58%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.58%) JBehave
15 3 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 149 (29.04%) Finance
2 60 (11.70%) Banking
3 38 (7.41%) Retail
4 29 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.17%) Billing
10 4 (0.78%) Front Office
11 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Automotive
12 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.39%) Marketing
12 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.82%) .NET
2 22 (4.29%) XML
3 21 (4.09%) HTML
4 17 (3.31%) SOAP
5 13 (2.53%) Web Services
6 10 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.95%) JSP
7 8 (1.56%) CSS
8 6 (1.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.17%) REST
8 6 (1.17%) JSON
9 4 (0.78%) JSF
9 4 (0.78%) RESTful
10 3 (0.58%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.39%) Middleware
11 2 (0.39%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.19%) Silverlight
12 1 (0.19%) iOS SDK
12 1 (0.19%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.53%) Smart Meter
3 12 (2.34%) NHS
3 12 (2.34%) New Media
4 10 (1.95%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.75%) Derivative
6 6 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.17%) Data Centre
7 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.58%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.58%) EPoS
9 3 (0.58%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.58%) AS400
10 2 (0.39%) Equities
10 2 (0.39%) DTV
10 2 (0.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.68%) Windows
2 19 (3.70%) UNIX
3 12 (2.34%) Linux
3 12 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.78%) Solaris
7 3 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 127 (24.76%) Test Strategy
4 110 (21.44%) Test Scripting
5 82 (15.98%) Software Testing
6 76 (14.81%) Test Management
7 69 (13.45%) Test Automation
8 53 (10.33%) Integration Testing
9 52 (10.14%) Scrum
10 50 (9.75%) Migration
11 48 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (9.16%) Test Planning
13 46 (8.97%) Manual Testing
14 42 (8.19%) Performance Testing
15 39 (7.60%) System Integration Testing
16 37 (7.21%) SDLC
17 34 (6.63%) Validation
18 32 (6.24%) Waterfall
19 31 (6.04%) Operational Acceptance Testing
20 28 (5.46%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (16.18%) SQL
2 50 (9.75%) Java
3 24 (4.68%) Ruby
4 19 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.34%) C#
6 11 (2.14%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.56%) VB
8 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.97%) C
8 5 (0.97%) Perl
9 4 (0.78%) VBScript
10 3 (0.58%) PHP
11 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.39%) COBOL
11 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) Scala
12 1 (0.19%) Groovy
12 1 (0.19%) REXX
12 1 (0.19%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 100 (19.49%) ISEB
2 83 (16.18%) ISTQB
3 35 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 35 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (1.95%) Degree
7 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.97%) MCITP
10 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (22.61%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) MiFID
2 5 (0.97%) Basel III
2 5 (0.97%) FATCA
2 5 (0.97%) EMIR
3 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.39%) COREP
3 2 (0.39%) FINREP
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 57 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.75%) Puppet
3 7 (1.36%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 52 (10.14%) HP
2 48 (9.36%) SAP
3 44 (8.58%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.41%) Oracle
5 11 (2.14%) Remedy
6 9 (1.75%) IBM
7 6 (1.17%) Teradata
7 6 (1.17%) Cisco
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
9 4 (0.78%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.78%) Informatica
9 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.78%) F5
10 3 (0.58%) Wall Street Systems
10 3 (0.58%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.58%) Apple
10 3 (0.58%) Citrix
10 3 (0.58%) Siebel
10 3 (0.58%) PeopleSoft
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