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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / England
Rank 405 391 374
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 172 205 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.47% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 135 151
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
39259 43355 43155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.94% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25755 27927 27633
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1348 1585 1746
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -11 57 £425 +6.25% 15
South West +5 29 £300 -16.08% 2
South East +23 28 £400 -6.97% 4
East Midlands +12 17 £400 +22.13% 1
North West +11 11 £470 +56.66% 4
East of England +10 8 £463 +56.77% 4
North East -16 7 £275 -47.61%
West Midlands -9 6 £388 +10.71% 3
Yorkshire -6 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Midlands 0 1 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 131 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.29%) Finance
3 100 (23.58%) Test Strategy
4 95 (22.41%) Test Scripting
5 89 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (15.80%) Selenium
7 64 (15.09%) Banking
7 64 (15.09%) ISEB
8 61 (14.39%) ISTQB
9 58 (13.68%) Test Automation
10 56 (13.21%) QA
10 56 (13.21%) Defect Management
11 48 (11.32%) JIRA
11 48 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (10.38%) SQL
13 42 (9.91%) HP
14 41 (9.67%) Retail
15 40 (9.43%) Automated Testing
16 39 (9.20%) Oracle
16 39 (9.20%) Test Management
16 39 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
16 39 (9.20%) BDD
17 38 (8.96%) Functional Testing
18 36 (8.49%) Software Testing
18 36 (8.49%) Performance Testing
19 34 (8.02%) Security Cleared
20 33 (7.78%) Non-Functional Testing
20 33 (7.78%) Migration
21 32 (7.55%) Cucumber
22 31 (7.31%) Scrum

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 (2.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.42%) CICS
3 6 (1.42%) Confluence
4 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.94%) JBoss
6 3 (0.71%) SAS
6 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.47%) CMS
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.24%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.94%) MS Office
3 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.94%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.71%) SaaS
3 3 (0.71%) Taleo
4 2 (0.47%) GitHub
4 2 (0.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.12%) FTP
2 6 (1.42%) HTTP
3 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.71%) Multicast
4 3 (0.71%) PBX
5 2 (0.47%) Firewall
5 2 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) 2G
6 1 (0.24%) 3G
6 1 (0.24%) BGP
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) MPLS
6 1 (0.24%) OSPF
6 1 (0.24%) PPP
6 1 (0.24%) PSTN
6 1 (0.24%) UMTS
6 1 (0.24%) VoIP
6 1 (0.24%) VPN
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.18%) MySQL
5 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (0.47%) DB2
5 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.47%) HBase
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.47%) PowerCenter
5 2 (0.47%) Redis
5 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.47%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.24%) DataStage
6 1 (0.24%) Kalido
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (15.80%) Selenium
2 48 (11.32%) JIRA
3 32 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 25 (5.90%) SoapUI
5 23 (5.42%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.95%) HP UFT
7 18 (4.25%) WebDriver
8 15 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (3.30%) JMeter
10 13 (3.07%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.36%) Git (software)
12 9 (2.12%) Maven
12 9 (2.12%) Subversion
13 7 (1.65%) JUnit
13 7 (1.65%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.65%) NUnit
14 6 (1.42%) GitLab
14 6 (1.42%) SpecFlow
15 5 (1.18%) CasperJS
15 5 (1.18%) Zephyr
General
1 103 (24.29%) Finance
2 64 (15.09%) Banking
3 41 (9.67%) Retail
4 15 (3.54%) Retail Banking
5 9 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.18%) Games
6 5 (1.18%) Law
6 5 (1.18%) Marketing
7 4 (0.94%) Billing
7 4 (0.94%) Front Office
7 4 (0.94%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.48%) Web Services
2 18 (4.25%) .NET
3 15 (3.54%) SOAP
4 13 (3.07%) REST
4 13 (3.07%) XML
5 12 (2.83%) Middleware
6 8 (1.89%) Spring
7 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.94%) Gherkin
7 4 (0.94%) JSON
7 4 (0.94%) RESTful
8 3 (0.71%) HEVC
8 3 (0.71%) PlayReady
8 3 (0.71%) Widevine
9 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.47%) CSS
9 2 (0.47%) Django
9 2 (0.47%) HTML
9 2 (0.47%) Laravel
9 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.12%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.42%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.18%) NHS
6 4 (0.94%) EPoS
6 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.71%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.71%) Fintech
7 3 (0.71%) IVR
7 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.71%) MPEG
7 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.47%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.47%) Derivative
8 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.24%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.54%) Linux
2 13 (3.07%) Unix
3 11 (2.59%) Windows
4 6 (1.42%) AIX
5 5 (1.18%) Android
5 5 (1.18%) HPUX
6 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (30.90%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (23.58%) Test Strategy
3 95 (22.41%) Test Scripting
4 89 (20.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (13.68%) Test Automation
6 56 (13.21%) Defect Management
7 48 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (9.43%) Automated Testing
9 39 (9.20%) BDD
9 39 (9.20%) Test Management
10 38 (8.96%) Functional Testing
11 36 (8.49%) Performance Testing
11 36 (8.49%) Software Testing
12 33 (7.78%) Migration
12 33 (7.78%) Non-Functional Testing
13 31 (7.31%) Scrum
13 31 (7.31%) TDD
14 30 (7.08%) Manual Testing
15 29 (6.84%) Waterfall
16 28 (6.60%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.38%) SQL
2 30 (7.08%) Java
3 12 (2.83%) Ruby
4 9 (2.12%) C#
5 5 (1.18%) Groovy
5 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.18%) PHP
5 5 (1.18%) Python
6 4 (0.94%) C
6 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.71%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.71%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.47%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.47%) VBA
9 1 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 64 (15.09%) ISEB
2 61 (14.39%) ISTQB
3 34 (8.02%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.90%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.77%) Degree
6 6 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.94%) PhD
8 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.21%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) SDET
3 6 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.94%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.71%) EMIR
6 3 (0.71%) MiFID
7 2 (0.47%) GxP
7 2 (0.47%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.24%) Basel II
8 1 (0.24%) FATCA
8 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) SLA
8 1 (0.24%) WAI
8 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.71%) Nagios
2 3 (0.71%) TeMIP
3 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.24%) Ambari
4 1 (0.24%) collectd
4 1 (0.24%) Grafana
4 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (9.91%) HP
2 39 (9.20%) Oracle
3 30 (7.08%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.72%) SAP
5 5 (1.18%) Google
5 5 (1.18%) Sybase
5 5 (1.18%) Workday
6 4 (0.94%) Cisco
6 4 (0.94%) IBM
6 4 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.94%) VMware
7 3 (0.71%) CA
7 3 (0.71%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.71%) hybris
7 3 (0.71%) Informatica
7 3 (0.71%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.71%) Saba
7 3 (0.71%) Splunk
7 3 (0.71%) Tektronix
7 3 (0.71%) webMethods
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