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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 323 370 355
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 302 210 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 118 117
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £488 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +16 100 £375 -6.25% 11
South East -8 59 £300 -14.28% 7
North West +13 49 £371 +9.11% 2
South West +1 29 £345 -1.42% 2
East Midlands +5 16 £275 +2.32% 3
East of England +3 15 £350 -10.82% 1
Yorkshire -22 14 £390 +26.82% 4
West Midlands +8 8 £364 +3.92% 1
Midlands - 7 - -
North East - 5 £248 - 1
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 145 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 137 (24.29%) Test Strategy
3 136 (24.11%) Finance
4 130 (23.05%) Test Scripting
5 129 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (19.86%) ISEB
7 90 (15.96%) ISTQB
8 89 (15.78%) QA
9 84 (14.89%) SQL
10 82 (14.54%) Software Testing
11 77 (13.65%) Test Management
11 77 (13.65%) Test Automation
12 70 (12.41%) HP
13 67 (11.88%) Banking
14 66 (11.70%) Test Planning
15 64 (11.35%) Integration Testing
16 63 (11.17%) HP Quality Center
17 61 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 57 (10.11%) System Integration Testing
18 57 (10.11%) Selenium
19 56 (9.93%) Performance Testing
20 53 (9.40%) Migration
20 53 (9.40%) SAP
21 49 (8.69%) Oracle
21 49 (8.69%) Microsoft
22 48 (8.51%) Security Cleared
23 45 (7.98%) Java
24 42 (7.45%) Non-Functional Testing
25 39 (6.91%) JIRA
25 39 (6.91%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.77%) Confluence
3 6 (1.06%) SAS
4 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.35%) Documentum
6 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) FileNet
7 1 (0.18%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Summit
1 6 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.89%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.53%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BCA
5 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.35%) Office 365
2 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.89%) ATM
1 5 (0.89%) SAN
2 3 (0.53%) Firewall
3 2 (0.35%) 2G
3 2 (0.35%) 4G
3 2 (0.35%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.35%) Intranet
3 2 (0.35%) LAN
3 2 (0.35%) PSTN
3 2 (0.35%) WAN
3 2 (0.35%) 3G
3 2 (0.35%) SS7
3 2 (0.35%) TCAP
3 2 (0.35%) ISUP
3 2 (0.35%) SCCP
3 2 (0.35%) INAP
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
2 10 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.60%) SAP BW
4 8 (1.42%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.53%) MySQL
7 3 (0.53%) Base SAS
7 3 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.35%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.35%) DataStage
8 2 (0.35%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.35%) DB2
8 2 (0.35%) OLAP
9 1 (0.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 57 (10.11%) Selenium
2 39 (6.91%) JIRA
3 36 (6.38%) SoapUI
4 26 (4.61%) HP UFT
5 23 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 19 (3.37%) WebDriver
7 15 (2.66%) JMeter
8 14 (2.48%) JUnit
9 13 (2.30%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.13%) Maven
11 11 (1.95%) LoadRunner
12 10 (1.77%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.42%) RSpec
14 8 (1.42%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.06%) LoadUI
16 5 (0.89%) FitNesse
17 3 (0.53%) NUnit
17 3 (0.53%) TestPartner
18 2 (0.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 136 (24.11%) Finance
2 67 (11.88%) Banking
3 37 (6.56%) Retail
3 37 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.95%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.06%) Billing
9 4 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 3 (0.53%) Front Office
10 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.35%) French Language
11 2 (0.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.14%) .NET
2 24 (4.26%) XML
3 21 (3.72%) SOAP
4 15 (2.66%) Web Services
5 13 (2.30%) HTML
6 8 (1.42%) Middleware
7 7 (1.24%) JSP
7 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.89%) RESTful
9 4 (0.71%) JSF
10 3 (0.53%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.35%) REST
11 2 (0.35%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.35%) CGI
11 2 (0.35%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.35%) CSS
12 1 (0.18%) XSD
12 1 (0.18%) WSDL
12 1 (0.18%) LAMP
12 1 (0.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.84%) Smart Meter
3 15 (2.66%) New Media
3 15 (2.66%) NHS
4 7 (1.24%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.89%) SWIFT
6 4 (0.71%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.71%) Derivative
6 4 (0.71%) Data Extraction
6 4 (0.71%) FMCG
7 3 (0.53%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (0.53%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.35%) DTV
8 2 (0.35%) EPoS
8 2 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (3.55%) Windows
2 19 (3.37%) UNIX
3 12 (2.13%) Linux
4 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.53%) Android
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 137 (24.29%) Test Strategy
3 130 (23.05%) Test Scripting
4 129 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (14.54%) Software Testing
6 77 (13.65%) Test Management
6 77 (13.65%) Test Automation
7 66 (11.70%) Test Planning
8 64 (11.35%) Integration Testing
9 61 (10.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (10.11%) System Integration Testing
11 56 (9.93%) Performance Testing
12 53 (9.40%) Migration
13 42 (7.45%) Non-Functional Testing
14 39 (6.91%) Scrum
15 37 (6.56%) Manual Testing
16 35 (6.21%) SDLC
17 34 (6.03%) Waterfall
18 33 (5.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 33 (5.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.89%) SQL
2 45 (7.98%) Java
3 16 (2.84%) C#
3 16 (2.84%) Ruby
4 15 (2.66%) PL/SQL
5 12 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.06%) Perl
6 6 (1.06%) VB
7 5 (0.89%) C
7 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.71%) VBScript
9 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.53%) PHP
10 2 (0.35%) REXX
10 2 (0.35%) VBA
11 1 (0.18%) Python
11 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) COBOL
11 1 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 112 (19.86%) ISEB
2 90 (15.96%) ISTQB
3 48 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 32 (5.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 32 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (1.95%) Degree
7 9 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.89%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.89%) MCITP
9 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (15.78%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.35%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.35%) Basel III
3 2 (0.35%) COREP
3 2 (0.35%) FINREP
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) FATCA
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 63 (11.17%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.60%) Puppet
3 7 (1.24%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 70 (12.41%) HP
2 53 (9.40%) SAP
3 49 (8.69%) Oracle
3 49 (8.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (2.30%) Remedy
5 11 (1.95%) IBM
6 7 (1.24%) Teradata
7 5 (0.89%) Cisco
8 4 (0.71%) Informatica
8 4 (0.71%) VMware
8 4 (0.71%) Green Hat
8 4 (0.71%) Capita
9 3 (0.53%) RedPrairie
9 3 (0.53%) Wall Street Systems
9 3 (0.53%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.53%) Kofax
9 3 (0.53%) Siebel
9 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (0.53%) BMC
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