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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 398 388 413
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 205 243 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 162 149
Median daily rate £407 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -5 79 £425 +11.84% 13
South East +46 36 £388 -6.06% 4
South West +4 27 £383 +9.28%
North West +7 18 £438 +26.71% 6
East Midlands +2 15 £475 +42.85% 3
East of England +8 12 £413 +13.79% 4
West Midlands -30 8 £315 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire -16 4 £425 +3.65%
North East -34 3 £269 -51.13%
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 147 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (26.30%) Finance
3 113 (23.59%) Test Strategy
4 109 (22.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 99 (20.67%) Test Scripting
6 79 (16.49%) ISEB
7 69 (14.41%) ISTQB
8 66 (13.78%) QA
9 65 (13.57%) Banking
10 64 (13.36%) Test Automation
11 58 (12.11%) Selenium
12 56 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (11.06%) SQL
13 53 (11.06%) Defect Management
14 50 (10.44%) Retail
15 47 (9.81%) Oracle
15 47 (9.81%) JIRA
16 45 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
16 45 (9.39%) Automated Testing
17 44 (9.19%) Microsoft
17 44 (9.19%) Functional Testing
18 43 (8.98%) Non-Functional Testing
18 43 (8.98%) HP
19 41 (8.56%) Migration
19 41 (8.56%) Test Management
20 39 (8.14%) Performance Testing
20 39 (8.14%) Security Cleared
20 39 (8.14%) BDD
21 38 (7.93%) Software Testing
22 37 (7.72%) 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 16 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.46%) Confluence
4 6 (1.25%) CICS
5 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.84%) JBoss
6 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.42%) CMS
8 2 (0.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.21%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 14 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.88%) MS Office
3 7 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.84%) MS Project
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.42%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.04%) SaaS
2 3 (0.63%) Taleo
3 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.42%) Force.com
4 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.21%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.30%) FTP
2 6 (1.25%) HTTP
3 5 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.63%) Multicast
5 3 (0.63%) PBX
5 3 (0.63%) VoIP
6 2 (0.42%) Firewall
6 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.21%) 2G
7 1 (0.21%) 3G
7 1 (0.21%) ATM
7 1 (0.21%) GPRS
7 1 (0.21%) GSM
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) LAN
7 1 (0.21%) PSTN
7 1 (0.21%) UMTS
7 1 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.25%) MySQL
5 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.63%) HBase
5 3 (0.63%) Redis
6 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.42%) DB2
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.42%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (12.11%) Selenium
2 47 (9.81%) JIRA
3 26 (5.43%) Cucumber
3 26 (5.43%) HP UFT
4 21 (4.38%) SoapUI
5 19 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.76%) WebDriver
7 17 (3.55%) Jenkins
8 16 (3.34%) JMeter
9 14 (2.92%) Visual Studio
10 11 (2.30%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.88%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.67%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.67%) JUnit
12 8 (1.67%) Subversion
13 6 (1.25%) Zephyr
14 5 (1.04%) CasperJS
14 5 (1.04%) NUnit
15 4 (0.84%) Protractor
15 4 (0.84%) TestComplete
General
1 126 (26.30%) Finance
2 65 (13.57%) Banking
3 50 (10.44%) Retail
4 19 (3.97%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.25%) Billing
7 6 (1.25%) Law
8 5 (1.04%) Games
8 5 (1.04%) Legal
8 5 (1.04%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Front Office
9 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.22%) .NET
2 23 (4.80%) Web Services
3 21 (4.38%) Middleware
4 13 (2.71%) SOAP
5 12 (2.51%) XML
6 8 (1.67%) REST
7 5 (1.04%) JSON
7 5 (1.04%) RESTful
8 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.84%) Spring
9 3 (0.63%) Django
9 3 (0.63%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.63%) HEVC
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.63%) PlayReady
9 3 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.63%) Widevine
10 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.42%) Laravel
10 2 (0.42%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.67%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.25%) Virtual Team
5 5 (1.04%) NHS
6 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.84%) EPoS
6 4 (0.84%) Fintech
6 4 (0.84%) iPad
6 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.63%) IVR
7 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.63%) MPEG
7 3 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.42%) Derivative
8 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.13%) Linux
2 14 (2.92%) Unix
2 14 (2.92%) Windows
3 7 (1.46%) Android
4 6 (1.25%) AIX
5 5 (1.04%) HPUX
6 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.42%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (23.59%) Test Strategy
3 109 (22.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 99 (20.67%) Test Scripting
5 64 (13.36%) Test Automation
6 56 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (11.06%) Defect Management
8 45 (9.39%) Automated Testing
9 44 (9.19%) Functional Testing
10 43 (8.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 41 (8.56%) Migration
11 41 (8.56%) Test Management
12 39 (8.14%) BDD
12 39 (8.14%) Performance Testing
13 38 (7.93%) Software Testing
14 37 (7.72%) CRM
15 35 (7.31%) TDD
15 35 (7.31%) Waterfall
16 33 (6.89%) Test Planning
17 31 (6.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.06%) SQL
2 31 (6.47%) Java
3 11 (2.30%) C#
4 10 (2.09%) Ruby
5 6 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.25%) Python
6 5 (1.04%) ActionScript
6 5 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
6 5 (1.04%) C
6 5 (1.04%) PHP
7 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.84%) VBScript
8 3 (0.63%) VB
9 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.42%) Groovy
9 2 (0.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (16.49%) ISEB
2 69 (14.41%) ISTQB
3 39 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 30 (6.26%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.55%) Degree
6 8 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.84%) PhD
10 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (13.78%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) SDET
3 5 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.84%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.42%) EMIR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.42%) MiFID
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) GxP
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) WAI
6 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.21%) Docker
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (9.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.63%) Nagios
2 3 (0.63%) TeMIP
3 1 (0.21%) Ambari
3 1 (0.21%) Ansible
3 1 (0.21%) collectd
3 1 (0.21%) Grafana
3 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.21%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (9.81%) Oracle
2 44 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 43 (8.98%) HP
4 24 (5.01%) SAP
5 9 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.04%) Guidewire
6 5 (1.04%) IBM
6 5 (1.04%) NetSuite
6 5 (1.04%) Sybase
6 5 (1.04%) Workday
7 4 (0.84%) Informatica
7 4 (0.84%) VMware
8 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.63%) CA
8 3 (0.63%) Fujitsu
8 3 (0.63%) hybris
8 3 (0.63%) Saba
8 3 (0.63%) Splunk
8 3 (0.63%) Tektronix
8 3 (0.63%) webMethods
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday