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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 365 349 367
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 213 212 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 118 106
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£350 £386 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £272 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% +12.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
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 1820 1992 2536
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 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Test Leader
UK

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 23 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 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 83 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -17 57 £350 -3.78% 6
South West -21 19 £343 +1.48% 11
East of England -19 15 £393 -1.87% 3
Yorkshire +5 13 £308 +0.81% 3
East Midlands +2 11 £269 -8.97% 1
North West 0 10 £326 +13.47% 3
West Midlands -19 3 £350 +25.00% 4
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 157 (30.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 135 (26.21%) Test Scripting
3 131 (25.44%) Test Strategy
4 124 (24.08%) ISEB
5 110 (21.36%) ISTQB
6 93 (18.06%) Finance
7 87 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
9 74 (14.37%) Software Testing
9 74 (14.37%) HP
10 73 (14.17%) SQL
11 70 (13.59%) Security Cleared
12 67 (13.01%) Selenium
13 64 (12.43%) Test Automation
14 62 (12.04%) Microsoft
15 60 (11.65%) QA
16 59 (11.46%) Oracle
17 58 (11.26%) Retail
18 57 (11.07%) SC Cleared
19 51 (9.90%) Test Management
19 51 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 48 (9.32%) Banking
21 45 (8.74%) BDD
22 44 (8.54%) Java
23 41 (7.96%) .NET
23 41 (7.96%) QuickTest Pro
24 40 (7.77%) Windows
24 40 (7.77%) CRM
25 39 (7.57%) Scrum
25 39 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.94%) IBM Notes
2 10 (1.94%) Apache
3 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.36%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.72%) MS Office
3 10 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.36%) MS Project
5 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.58%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.94%) SAP HR
2 9 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.55%) Dynamics GP
4 7 (1.36%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.78%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.19%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.19%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.19%) Minerva
9 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.14%) WAN
2 10 (1.94%) Internet
3 9 (1.75%) LAN
4 8 (1.55%) SIGTRAN
5 7 (1.36%) Network Security
5 7 (1.36%) SS7
6 6 (1.17%) 2G
6 6 (1.17%) FTP
6 6 (1.17%) 3G
6 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.97%) 4G
8 4 (0.78%) HTTP
8 4 (0.78%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.58%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.58%) DNS
9 3 (0.58%) SAN
10 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.39%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) UMTS
10 2 (0.39%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.52%) Big Data
4 11 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.97%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.58%) MS Access
8 3 (0.58%) DB2
8 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.39%) MySQL
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.39%) DataStage
9 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) QlikView
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.19%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 67 (13.01%) Selenium
2 41 (7.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (6.99%) JIRA
4 27 (5.24%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.24%) LoadRunner
5 23 (4.47%) WebDriver
6 21 (4.08%) SoapUI
7 15 (2.91%) eggPlant
8 12 (2.33%) Maven
9 11 (2.14%) Calabash
10 10 (1.94%) JBehave
10 10 (1.94%) FitNesse
10 10 (1.94%) JMeter
11 8 (1.55%) Toad
11 8 (1.55%) Robotium
11 8 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.55%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.36%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.17%) Ant
13 6 (1.17%) TestNG
General
1 93 (18.06%) Finance
2 58 (11.26%) Retail
3 48 (9.32%) Banking
4 21 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.72%) General Ledger
5 14 (2.72%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.36%) Games
8 6 (1.17%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.97%) Back Office
10 4 (0.78%) Electronics
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
10 4 (0.78%) Publishing
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.58%) Front Office
11 3 (0.58%) Billing
11 3 (0.58%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.96%) .NET
2 38 (7.38%) Web Services
3 33 (6.41%) HTML
4 25 (4.85%) ASP.NET
4 25 (4.85%) JSP
5 22 (4.27%) SOAP
6 10 (1.94%) XML
6 10 (1.94%) REST
7 7 (1.36%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.97%) J2ME
8 5 (0.97%) WAP
9 4 (0.78%) CSS
9 4 (0.78%) Flash
10 3 (0.58%) J2EE
11 2 (0.39%) Middleware
11 2 (0.39%) HTML5
11 2 (0.39%) CSS3
11 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.19%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.60%) Mobile App
2 23 (4.47%) Open Source
3 9 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (1.75%) NHS
3 9 (1.75%) GIS
4 8 (1.55%) Video on Demand
5 7 (1.36%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.36%) IPTV
6 6 (1.17%) Economics
6 6 (1.17%) Statistics
6 6 (1.17%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.17%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.17%) Thin Client
7 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 5 (0.97%) Handset
7 5 (0.97%) Smart Meter
8 4 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.78%) Swaptions
9 3 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.77%) Windows
2 21 (4.08%) Linux
2 21 (4.08%) Windows 7
2 21 (4.08%) UNIX
3 18 (3.50%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.14%) Android
5 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (0.97%) SUSE
5 5 (0.97%) HPUX
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (30.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 135 (26.21%) Test Scripting
3 131 (25.44%) Test Strategy
4 87 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (14.37%) Software Testing
6 64 (12.43%) Test Automation
7 51 (9.90%) Test Management
7 51 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (8.74%) BDD
9 40 (7.77%) CRM
10 39 (7.57%) Scrum
11 38 (7.38%) Automated Testing
11 38 (7.38%) Performance Testing
12 37 (7.18%) Migration
13 33 (6.41%) Integration Testing
14 32 (6.21%) Waterfall
15 29 (5.63%) Security Testing
16 26 (5.05%) Validation
17 25 (4.85%) E-Commerce
18 23 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.17%) SQL
2 44 (8.54%) Java
3 30 (5.83%) JavaScript
3 30 (5.83%) C#
4 22 (4.27%) VB
5 16 (3.11%) Ruby
6 4 (0.78%) Python
7 3 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (0.58%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.58%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.39%) VBA
8 2 (0.39%) C
8 2 (0.39%) Perl
8 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 124 (24.08%) ISEB
2 110 (21.36%) ISTQB
3 70 (13.59%) Security Cleared
4 57 (11.07%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (6.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (3.88%) Degree
8 17 (3.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (2.91%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.78%) HNC
11 3 (0.58%) HND
11 3 (0.58%) MCITP
12 2 (0.39%) MCSE
12 2 (0.39%) CCNA
13 1 (0.19%) CCNP
13 1 (0.19%) OCA
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.65%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) HDFS
2 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.39%) Nmap
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.19%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 75 (14.56%) 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%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 74 (14.37%) HP
2 62 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 59 (11.46%) Oracle
4 38 (7.38%) SAP
5 14 (2.72%) Citrix
5 14 (2.72%) Informatica
6 12 (2.33%) Siebel
7 11 (2.14%) Cisco
7 11 (2.14%) Lotus
8 8 (1.55%) JD Edwards
8 8 (1.55%) IBM
8 8 (1.55%) Avaya
8 8 (1.55%) hybris
9 7 (1.36%) Ericsson
9 7 (1.36%) Nortel
9 7 (1.36%) VMware
10 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.97%) Apple
10 5 (0.97%) Sun
11 4 (0.78%) BMC
London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 26 days ago