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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 375 343 381
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 211 213 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.49% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 118 103
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£350 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £357 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +17 83 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -19 57 £350 -3.44% 7
South West -12 20 £350 +1.44% 9
Yorkshire +3 13 £308 +9.82% 1
East of England -20 12 £393 -1.87%
East Midlands -3 11 £269 -8.97%
North West +10 10 £340 +4.61% 3
West Midlands -17 3 £350 +25.00% 2
North East - - - - 2
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 158 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 133 (25.73%) Test Scripting
3 132 (25.53%) Test Strategy
4 123 (23.79%) ISEB
5 110 (21.28%) ISTQB
6 95 (18.38%) Finance
7 89 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (14.89%) SQL
9 75 (14.51%) HP
9 75 (14.51%) Software Testing
9 75 (14.51%) HP Quality Center
10 71 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 69 (13.35%) Selenium
12 65 (12.57%) Test Automation
13 64 (12.38%) Microsoft
14 63 (12.19%) Oracle
15 61 (11.80%) QA
16 58 (11.22%) SC Cleared
16 58 (11.22%) Retail
17 52 (10.06%) Banking
17 52 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (9.86%) Test Management
19 45 (8.70%) BDD
20 44 (8.51%) Java
21 42 (8.12%) .NET
21 42 (8.12%) QuickTest Pro
21 42 (8.12%) Scrum
22 40 (7.74%) Windows
22 40 (7.74%) CRM
22 40 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (2.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.93%) IBM Notes
2 10 (1.93%) Apache
3 7 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.39%) CMS
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.71%) MS Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.35%) MS Project
5 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.77%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) SAP HR
1 10 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.55%) Dynamics GP
3 7 (1.35%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.77%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.19%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.19%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.13%) WAN
2 10 (1.93%) Internet
3 9 (1.74%) LAN
4 8 (1.55%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (1.35%) Network Security
5 7 (1.35%) SS7
6 6 (1.16%) 3G
6 6 (1.16%) 2G
7 5 (0.97%) 4G
7 5 (0.97%) FTP
7 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.77%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.58%) SAN
9 3 (0.58%) HTTP
9 3 (0.58%) DNS
10 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.39%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) UMTS
10 2 (0.39%) GSM
10 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.32%) Big Data
4 11 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.58%) DB2
8 3 (0.58%) MS Access
9 2 (0.39%) DataStage
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.39%) MySQL
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.19%) QlikView
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 69 (13.35%) Selenium
2 42 (8.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (7.16%) JIRA
4 27 (5.22%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.22%) LoadRunner
5 23 (4.45%) WebDriver
6 22 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 15 (2.90%) eggPlant
8 12 (2.32%) Maven
9 11 (2.13%) Calabash
10 10 (1.93%) JMeter
10 10 (1.93%) JBehave
10 10 (1.93%) FitNesse
11 8 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.55%) Robotium
11 8 (1.55%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.35%) Toad
13 6 (1.16%) Ant
13 6 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 95 (18.38%) Finance
2 58 (11.22%) Retail
3 52 (10.06%) Banking
4 21 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.90%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.71%) General Ledger
7 11 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.35%) Games
10 6 (1.16%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.97%) Back Office
12 4 (0.77%) Advertising
12 4 (0.77%) Publishing
12 4 (0.77%) Electronics
12 4 (0.77%) Billing
13 3 (0.58%) Marketing
13 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.58%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.12%) .NET
2 38 (7.35%) Web Services
3 32 (6.19%) HTML
4 25 (4.84%) ASP.NET
4 25 (4.84%) JSP
5 22 (4.26%) SOAP
6 11 (2.13%) XML
7 10 (1.93%) REST
8 7 (1.35%) Gherkin
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.97%) J2ME
9 5 (0.97%) WAP
10 4 (0.77%) Flash
10 4 (0.77%) J2EE
11 3 (0.58%) CSS
12 2 (0.39%) Middleware
12 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.39%) CSS3
12 2 (0.39%) HTML5
13 1 (0.19%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 23 (4.45%) Open Source
3 10 (1.93%) NHS
4 9 (1.74%) GIS
4 9 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.55%) Economics
5 8 (1.55%) Mathematics
5 8 (1.55%) Statistics
5 8 (1.55%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.35%) IPTV
6 7 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.16%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.97%) Handset
8 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.77%) Derivative
9 4 (0.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (0.77%) Swaptions
9 4 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.74%) Windows
2 22 (4.26%) Linux
3 21 (4.06%) UNIX
3 21 (4.06%) Windows 7
4 18 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.13%) Android
6 5 (0.97%) SUSE
6 5 (0.97%) HPUX
6 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 133 (25.73%) Test Scripting
3 132 (25.53%) Test Strategy
4 89 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (14.51%) Software Testing
6 65 (12.57%) Test Automation
7 52 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (9.86%) Test Management
9 45 (8.70%) BDD
10 42 (8.12%) Scrum
11 40 (7.74%) CRM
12 38 (7.35%) Performance Testing
13 37 (7.16%) Migration
13 37 (7.16%) Automated Testing
14 33 (6.38%) Waterfall
15 32 (6.19%) Integration Testing
16 29 (5.61%) Security Testing
17 27 (5.22%) Validation
18 24 (4.64%) E-Commerce
19 22 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 77 (14.89%) SQL
2 44 (8.51%) Java
3 30 (5.80%) C#
3 30 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.26%) VB
5 16 (3.09%) Ruby
6 4 (0.77%) Python
6 4 (0.77%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
7 3 (0.58%) C
7 3 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.39%) Perl
8 2 (0.39%) VBA
8 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 123 (23.79%) ISEB
2 110 (21.28%) ISTQB
3 71 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 58 (11.22%) SC Cleared
5 40 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (6.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (3.87%) Degree
8 17 (3.29%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.77%) HNC
10 4 (0.77%) HND
11 3 (0.58%) MCITP
12 2 (0.39%) CCNA
12 2 (0.39%) MCSE
13 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.19%) MOS
13 1 (0.19%) CCNP
13 1 (0.19%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (11.80%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (0.77%) HDFS
2 2 (0.39%) Nmap
3 1 (0.19%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 75 (14.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.39%) Nessus
2 2 (0.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 75 (14.51%) HP
2 64 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 63 (12.19%) Oracle
4 36 (6.96%) SAP
5 14 (2.71%) Citrix
5 14 (2.71%) Informatica
6 12 (2.32%) Siebel
7 11 (2.13%) Lotus
7 11 (2.13%) Cisco
8 8 (1.55%) JD Edwards
8 8 (1.55%) IBM
8 8 (1.55%) hybris
9 7 (1.35%) Nortel
9 7 (1.35%) Avaya
9 7 (1.35%) Ericsson
10 6 (1.16%) VMware
11 5 (0.97%) Apple
11 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.97%) Sun
12 4 (0.77%) BMC
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