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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 389 309 337
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 240 351 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.73% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 221 167
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.54%
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
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 106 £425 +6.25% 15
South East -34 52 £400 +33.33% 7
South West -14 22 £350 +5.26% 4
North West -32 19 £450 -5.26% 5
West Midlands -14 15 £363 +1.75% 4
East of England +16 13 £375 +17.18% 2
East Midlands -2 9 £325 +18.18% 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £308 -12.14% 6
Midlands -12 2 £375 -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 158 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (29.39%) Finance
3 130 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 110 (23.26%) Test Scripting
5 96 (20.30%) Test Strategy
6 88 (18.60%) QA
7 76 (16.07%) Banking
8 75 (15.86%) Defect Management
9 67 (14.16%) ISTQB
10 65 (13.74%) ISEB
11 61 (12.90%) Integration Testing
12 60 (12.68%) SQL
13 58 (12.26%) Retail
13 58 (12.26%) Test Automation
14 55 (11.63%) Security Cleared
14 55 (11.63%) Selenium
15 51 (10.78%) Software Testing
16 50 (10.57%) Microsoft
17 49 (10.36%) System Integration Testing
18 48 (10.15%) Test Planning
18 48 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
19 47 (9.94%) Migration
20 46 (9.73%) Functional Testing
20 46 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
21 43 (9.09%) Test Management
22 41 (8.67%) SC Cleared
22 41 (8.67%) JIRA
23 39 (8.25%) Waterfall
24 37 (7.82%) Java
25 36 (7.61%) CRM

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 11 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.06%) Confluence
4 4 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
5 2 (0.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) CICS
6 1 (0.21%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.75%) MS Office
3 8 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.42%) Maximo
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.42%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.21%) BASE24
5 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.63%) GitHub
3 2 (0.42%) Office 365
3 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.42%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.06%) DHCP
1 5 (1.06%) ZigBee
2 3 (0.63%) VPN
3 2 (0.42%) BGP
3 2 (0.42%) DNS
3 2 (0.42%) Firewall
3 2 (0.42%) LAN
3 2 (0.42%) OSPF
3 2 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
4 1 (0.21%) Broadband
4 1 (0.21%) DAB
4 1 (0.21%) GPRS
4 1 (0.21%) GSM
4 1 (0.21%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) UMTS
4 1 (0.21%) VLAN
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.06%) HBase
3 5 (1.06%) MySQL
3 5 (1.06%) Redis
4 4 (0.85%) DataStage
4 4 (0.85%) GIS
5 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.42%) Big Data
6 2 (0.42%) DB2
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.21%) MS Access
7 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (11.63%) Selenium
2 41 (8.67%) JIRA
3 21 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.81%) Cucumber
5 17 (3.59%) LoadRunner
6 16 (3.38%) WebDriver
7 14 (2.96%) HP UFT
7 14 (2.96%) SpecFlow
8 8 (1.69%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.48%) Appium
9 7 (1.48%) JMeter
9 7 (1.48%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.48%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.85%) Protractor
11 3 (0.63%) TestComplete
11 3 (0.63%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.42%) JBehave
12 2 (0.42%) Rational Performance Tester
12 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.42%) TestPartner
General
1 139 (29.39%) Finance
2 76 (16.07%) Banking
3 58 (12.26%) Retail
4 17 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.75%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.48%) Advertising
7 7 (1.48%) Games
8 6 (1.27%) Billing
8 6 (1.27%) Law
9 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 4 (0.85%) Legal
11 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.81%) Web Services
2 13 (2.75%) .NET
3 11 (2.33%) XML
4 10 (2.11%) Gherkin
5 9 (1.90%) HTML
5 9 (1.90%) Middleware
6 5 (1.06%) Django
6 5 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.63%) SOAP
8 2 (0.42%) Java EE
8 2 (0.42%) REST
8 2 (0.42%) Velocity
9 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.21%) Chai
9 1 (0.21%) Google Closure
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) React
9 1 (0.21%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.96%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 10 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 9 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.90%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.90%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.27%) EPoS
7 5 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.85%) Fintech
8 4 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.85%) Market Risk
8 4 (0.85%) User Experience
8 4 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.63%) Equities
9 3 (0.63%) IPTV
9 3 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.07%) Linux
2 22 (4.65%) Windows
3 11 (2.33%) Android
3 11 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.33%) Unix
4 5 (1.06%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) Solaris
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (33.40%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (27.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 110 (23.26%) Test Scripting
4 96 (20.30%) Test Strategy
5 75 (15.86%) Defect Management
6 61 (12.90%) Integration Testing
7 58 (12.26%) Test Automation
8 51 (10.78%) Software Testing
9 49 (10.36%) System Integration Testing
10 48 (10.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (10.15%) Test Planning
11 47 (9.94%) Migration
12 46 (9.73%) Functional Testing
13 43 (9.09%) Test Management
14 39 (8.25%) Waterfall
15 36 (7.61%) CRM
16 35 (7.40%) Non-Functional Testing
17 34 (7.19%) Scrum
18 33 (6.98%) SDLC
19 32 (6.77%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.68%) SQL
2 37 (7.82%) Java
3 18 (3.81%) C#
4 12 (2.54%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.33%) C
6 7 (1.48%) Ruby
7 6 (1.27%) Python
8 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.85%) VB
9 3 (0.63%) PHP
10 2 (0.42%) VBScript
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (14.16%) ISTQB
2 65 (13.74%) ISEB
3 55 (11.63%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.67%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.54%) Degree
7 9 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.63%) PMP
10 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.42%) MCP
10 2 (0.42%) OCP
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.42%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CEH
11 1 (0.21%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.21%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (18.60%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.85%) SDET
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.42%) GAAP
5 2 (0.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) Basel III
6 1 (0.21%) EMIR
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (9.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.63%) WMI
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) DameWare
3 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (6.98%) HP
3 32 (6.77%) Oracle
4 25 (5.29%) SAP
5 17 (3.59%) IBM
6 5 (1.06%) VMware
7 4 (0.85%) Adobe
7 4 (0.85%) Charles River
7 4 (0.85%) Guidewire
7 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.85%) Teradata
8 3 (0.63%) ATG
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco
8 3 (0.63%) CODA
8 3 (0.63%) JDA
8 3 (0.63%) SunGard
9 2 (0.42%) hybris
9 2 (0.42%) Informatica
9 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
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