The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 322 340 355
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 292 164 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 97 145
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.15 £39.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +4.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +21 113 £400 - 20
South East +2 56 £318 -9.97% 8
Yorkshire -1 32 £330 +1.53% 3
South West +1 28 £310 -10.14% 6
East of England -14 20 £375 +3.44%
West Midlands -13 15 £350 +1.44% 2
North West -4 14 £385 +54.00% 1
East Midlands -10 6 £175 -49.27% 1
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 130 (28.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 111 (24.45%) Test Scripting
3 110 (24.23%) ISEB
4 106 (23.35%) Test Strategy
5 98 (21.59%) Finance
6 86 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (14.98%) Banking
7 68 (14.98%) Selenium
7 68 (14.98%) ISTQB
8 67 (14.76%) SQL
9 58 (12.78%) Test Automation
9 58 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
10 57 (12.56%) Software Testing
11 53 (11.67%) Retail
12 50 (11.01%) HP
12 50 (11.01%) QA
13 48 (10.57%) Test Management
13 48 (10.57%) Automated Testing
14 45 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (8.81%) Microsoft
16 39 (8.59%) Web Services
16 39 (8.59%) BDD
16 39 (8.59%) Security Cleared
17 38 (8.37%) JIRA
18 37 (8.15%) Performance Testing
18 37 (8.15%) QuickTest Pro
19 35 (7.71%) Java
20 33 (7.27%) SC Cleared
21 32 (7.05%) Oracle
21 32 (7.05%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (2.42%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.98%) Apache
3 7 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.32%) CMS
4 6 (1.32%) Confluence
5 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.66%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.44%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.76%) MS Office
4 6 (1.32%) MS Project
5 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.66%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.54%) SAP HR
3 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.88%) Agresso
5 2 (0.44%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.44%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.44%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.20%) LAN
1 10 (2.20%) Internet
2 9 (1.98%) WAN
3 8 (1.76%) SIGTRAN
4 7 (1.54%) SAN
4 7 (1.54%) SS7
5 4 (0.88%) 3G
5 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.88%) FTP
6 3 (0.66%) 4G
6 3 (0.66%) Network Security
6 3 (0.66%) HTTP
6 3 (0.66%) 2G
7 1 (0.22%) PABX
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) Modbus
7 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.22%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.22%) GGSN
7 1 (0.22%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.64%) Big Data
4 8 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.66%) MySQL
7 3 (0.66%) DB2
7 3 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.22%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 68 (14.98%) Selenium
2 38 (8.37%) JIRA
3 37 (8.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (6.61%) LoadRunner
5 28 (6.17%) SoapUI
6 25 (5.51%) WebDriver
7 23 (5.07%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.30%) JMeter
9 13 (2.86%) Maven
10 12 (2.64%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.20%) eggPlant
12 8 (1.76%) JBehave
12 8 (1.76%) Calabash
13 7 (1.54%) FitNesse
13 7 (1.54%) Git (software)
13 7 (1.54%) JUnit
14 6 (1.32%) Toad
14 6 (1.32%) RSpec
14 6 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 98 (21.59%) Finance
2 68 (14.98%) Banking
3 53 (11.67%) Retail
4 26 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.52%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.54%) Back Office
8 7 (1.54%) Games
8 7 (1.54%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.32%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
11 4 (0.88%) Front Office
12 3 (0.66%) Legal
13 2 (0.44%) Billing
13 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.59%) Web Services
2 21 (4.63%) SOAP
3 18 (3.96%) XML
3 18 (3.96%) .NET
4 15 (3.30%) HTML
5 11 (2.42%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.20%) JSP
7 8 (1.76%) REST
8 5 (1.10%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.10%) Middleware
9 4 (0.88%) Flash
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.66%) WAP
10 3 (0.66%) J2EE
10 3 (0.66%) J2ME
11 2 (0.44%) OAuth
11 2 (0.44%) JSON
11 2 (0.44%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.22%) Cocoa Touch
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.85%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.30%) Open Source
3 10 (2.20%) IPTV
4 9 (1.98%) Video on Demand
4 9 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.98%) NHS
5 7 (1.54%) Statistics
6 6 (1.32%) Derivative
6 6 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.10%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.10%) Economics
8 4 (0.88%) GIS
8 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.88%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.88%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.73%) Windows
2 21 (4.63%) UNIX
3 13 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 12 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.20%) Linux
5 10 (2.20%) Android
6 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.66%) HPUX
6 3 (0.66%) SUSE
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (28.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 111 (24.45%) Test Scripting
3 106 (23.35%) Test Strategy
4 86 (18.94%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (12.78%) Test Automation
6 57 (12.56%) Software Testing
7 48 (10.57%) Test Management
7 48 (10.57%) Automated Testing
8 45 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (8.59%) BDD
10 37 (8.15%) Performance Testing
11 32 (7.05%) Scrum
12 29 (6.39%) E-Commerce
12 29 (6.39%) TDD
13 27 (5.95%) Waterfall
14 23 (5.07%) Integration Testing
15 20 (4.41%) Validation
15 20 (4.41%) Migration
15 20 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (4.41%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.76%) SQL
2 35 (7.71%) Java
3 16 (3.52%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.08%) VB
5 12 (2.64%) C#
6 10 (2.20%) Ruby
7 9 (1.98%) VBScript
8 7 (1.54%) PHP
9 6 (1.32%) VBA
10 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.66%) C
10 3 (0.66%) Python
10 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.44%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.22%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 110 (24.23%) ISEB
2 68 (14.98%) ISTQB
3 39 (8.59%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.27%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.63%) Degree
6 11 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.88%) HNC
9 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.01%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) GxP
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.22%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 58 (12.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.88%) MOM
3 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) nmon
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (11.01%) HP
2 40 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.05%) Oracle
4 30 (6.61%) SAP
5 15 (3.30%) Citrix
6 11 (2.42%) IBM
7 9 (1.98%) Informatica
7 9 (1.98%) Cisco
8 8 (1.76%) Avaya
8 8 (1.76%) Ericsson
8 8 (1.76%) hybris
9 7 (1.54%) Nortel
10 6 (1.32%) Lotus
11 5 (1.10%) VMware
12 3 (0.66%) SOASTA, Inc
12 3 (0.66%) Calypso
12 3 (0.66%) Sun
12 3 (0.66%) Apple
12 3 (0.66%) BMC
12 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
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