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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 371 367 388
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 208 195 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.44% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 103 115
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£361 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £42.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 +11 87 £403 -5.29% 15
South East +14 61 £330 -16.19% 8
South West -32 15 £340 -10.52% 3
North West +9 13 £340 +8.80% 2
Yorkshire -4 10 £330 +25.71% 3
East Midlands -2 9 £425 +46.29%
East of England -25 7 £393 -1.87% 2
West Midlands -17 3 £300 +62.16% 1
North East - - - - 2
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 151 (29.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 129 (25.39%) Test Scripting
3 119 (23.43%) Test Strategy
4 115 (22.64%) ISEB
5 108 (21.26%) ISTQB
6 90 (17.72%) Finance
7 82 (16.14%) HP
8 79 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
9 78 (15.35%) SQL
10 77 (15.16%) Selenium
11 75 (14.76%) HP Quality Center
12 74 (14.57%) Oracle
13 73 (14.37%) Security Cleared
14 72 (14.17%) Software Testing
15 70 (13.78%) Test Automation
16 67 (13.19%) Microsoft
17 61 (12.01%) QA
17 61 (12.01%) SC Cleared
18 53 (10.43%) Banking
19 51 (10.04%) .NET
19 51 (10.04%) Retail
20 47 (9.25%) Test Management
21 46 (9.06%) BDD
22 45 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
23 43 (8.46%) QuickTest Pro
23 43 (8.46%) Performance Testing
24 42 (8.27%) CRM
24 42 (8.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 41 (8.07%) Java
26 40 (7.87%) Web Services

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (1.97%) Apache
2 8 (1.57%) IBM Notes
2 8 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.59%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.39%) CMS
6 2 (0.39%) SAS
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.76%) MS Office
3 9 (1.77%) MS Project
3 9 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.79%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.57%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (1.18%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.98%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.79%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.20%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.20%) Minerva
8 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.97%) WAN
1 10 (1.97%) Internet
2 8 (1.57%) LAN
3 7 (1.38%) Network Security
4 6 (1.18%) 2G
4 6 (1.18%) 3G
4 6 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.98%) FTP
5 5 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
5 5 (0.98%) 4G
6 4 (0.79%) SS7
7 3 (0.59%) HTTP
7 3 (0.59%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.59%) SSL
8 2 (0.39%) DNS
8 2 (0.39%) UMTS
8 2 (0.39%) GSM
8 2 (0.39%) Intranet
8 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.57%) Big Data
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.59%) MySQL
8 3 (0.59%) MS Access
9 2 (0.39%) DataStage
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.20%) QlikView
10 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.20%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.20%) DbVisualizer
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.20%) BODI
10 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 77 (15.16%) Selenium
2 43 (8.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (6.50%) JIRA
4 29 (5.71%) LoadRunner
5 28 (5.51%) Cucumber
6 25 (4.92%) WebDriver
7 21 (4.13%) SoapUI
8 14 (2.76%) eggPlant
9 12 (2.36%) Maven
10 11 (2.17%) JBehave
11 10 (1.97%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.97%) Calabash
12 9 (1.77%) JMeter
12 9 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.57%) JUnit
13 8 (1.57%) Robotium
14 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio
14 7 (1.38%) Toad
14 7 (1.38%) FitNesse
15 6 (1.18%) TestNG
General
1 90 (17.72%) Finance
2 53 (10.43%) Banking
3 51 (10.04%) Retail
4 20 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.77%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.38%) Games
9 6 (1.18%) Billing
9 6 (1.18%) Back Office
10 5 (0.98%) Advertising
10 5 (0.98%) Publishing
10 5 (0.98%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.79%) Electronics
11 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Marketing
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.04%) .NET
2 40 (7.87%) Web Services
3 38 (7.48%) HTML
4 33 (6.50%) ASP.NET
4 33 (6.50%) JSP
5 22 (4.33%) SOAP
6 15 (2.95%) XML
7 9 (1.77%) REST
8 8 (1.57%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.98%) J2ME
9 5 (0.98%) WAP
10 4 (0.79%) CSS
11 3 (0.59%) Spring
11 3 (0.59%) Spring MVC
11 3 (0.59%) CSS3
11 3 (0.59%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.39%) HTML5
12 2 (0.39%) Flash
12 2 (0.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.50%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.33%) Open Source
3 10 (1.97%) GIS
4 9 (1.77%) NHS
4 9 (1.77%) Statistics
5 8 (1.57%) Mathematics
5 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.57%) Economics
6 7 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.18%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.98%) Derivative
8 5 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.98%) IPTV
8 5 (0.98%) Handset
9 4 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (0.79%) Swaptions
9 4 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.68%) Windows
2 26 (5.12%) Linux
3 21 (4.13%) UNIX
4 16 (3.15%) Windows 7
4 16 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.77%) Android
6 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.98%) SUSE
8 5 (0.98%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.98%) HPUX
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (29.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 129 (25.39%) Test Scripting
3 119 (23.43%) Test Strategy
4 79 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (14.17%) Software Testing
6 70 (13.78%) Test Automation
7 47 (9.25%) Test Management
8 46 (9.06%) BDD
9 45 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (8.46%) Performance Testing
11 42 (8.27%) CRM
12 40 (7.87%) Automated Testing
13 39 (7.68%) Scrum
13 39 (7.68%) Migration
14 37 (7.28%) Waterfall
15 32 (6.30%) Integration Testing
16 31 (6.10%) Security Testing
17 30 (5.91%) Project Management
18 28 (5.51%) Regression Testing
18 28 (5.51%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (15.35%) SQL
2 41 (8.07%) Java
3 36 (7.09%) JavaScript
4 33 (6.50%) C#
5 25 (4.92%) VB
6 15 (2.95%) Ruby
7 5 (0.98%) Python
8 4 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.59%) C
10 2 (0.39%) Perl
10 2 (0.39%) PHP
10 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (22.64%) ISEB
2 108 (21.26%) ISTQB
3 73 (14.37%) Security Cleared
4 61 (12.01%) SC Cleared
5 42 (8.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 38 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (3.94%) DV Cleared
8 19 (3.74%) Degree
9 17 (3.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.79%) HNC
11 4 (0.79%) HND
11 4 (0.79%) MCITP
12 3 (0.59%) MCSE
12 3 (0.59%) CCNA
13 2 (0.39%) CCNP
14 1 (0.20%) OCA
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (12.01%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.20%) HL7
3 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.59%) Nmap
3 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.20%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 75 (14.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) Nessus
3 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (16.14%) HP
2 74 (14.57%) Oracle
3 67 (13.19%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.71%) SAP
5 13 (2.56%) Cisco
6 12 (2.36%) Siebel
7 9 (1.77%) Citrix
7 9 (1.77%) Informatica
7 9 (1.77%) Lotus
8 8 (1.57%) JD Edwards
8 8 (1.57%) VMware
8 8 (1.57%) hybris
9 7 (1.38%) Avaya
9 7 (1.38%) Nortel
10 6 (1.18%) IBM
11 5 (0.98%) Sun
11 5 (0.98%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.98%) Apple
12 4 (0.79%) BMC
12 4 (0.79%) Actimize
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