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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 348 355 377
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 255 236 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 158 130
Average daily rate £400 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £70.00
UK excluding London average 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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Histogram 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 108 £425 - 21
South West +13 33 £350 -6.66% 4
South East -3 29 £438 +33.58% 6
Yorkshire +6 28 £450 +33.33% 10
North West -7 20 £300 -1.23% 9
East Midlands +7 19 £358 +12.59% 2
East of England -10 7 £295 -1.66% 1
West Midlands -17 6 £350 +7.69% 3
North East -21 5 £550 +15.78% 1
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 150 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (25.48%) QA
3 132 (25.29%) Finance
4 115 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 106 (20.31%) Test Strategy
6 104 (19.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 104 (19.92%) Test Automation
7 84 (16.09%) ISTQB
8 81 (15.52%) Software Testing
9 74 (14.18%) Selenium
10 69 (13.22%) JIRA
10 69 (13.22%) ISEB
11 67 (12.84%) Non-Functional Testing
12 66 (12.64%) Functional Testing
13 65 (12.45%) Defect Management
14 63 (12.07%) Security Cleared
14 63 (12.07%) Banking
15 62 (11.88%) SQL
16 54 (10.34%) HP
16 54 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (10.34%) Test Planning
17 52 (9.96%) HP Quality Center
18 51 (9.77%) Test Management
18 51 (9.77%) Migration
19 48 (9.20%) SC Cleared
20 47 (9.00%) Java
21 46 (8.81%) HP UFT
21 46 (8.81%) Retail
22 45 (8.62%) Mentoring
23 44 (8.43%) Cucumber

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (4.79%) Confluence
2 7 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.15%) SAS
4 5 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.57%) IIS
6 3 (0.57%) nginx
6 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) CMS
7 2 (0.38%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.38%) Site Server
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.19%) JBoss
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.49%) MS Office
3 7 (1.34%) MS Project
4 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.77%) HFM
4 3 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.38%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.19%) Aligne
6 1 (0.19%) BASE24
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.64%) SNMP
2 5 (0.96%) DHCP
3 3 (0.57%) SAN
3 3 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.38%) CTI
4 2 (0.38%) Internet
4 2 (0.38%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.38%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
5 1 (0.19%) BGP
5 1 (0.19%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) ISUP
5 1 (0.19%) Node B
5 1 (0.19%) OSPF
5 1 (0.19%) SS7
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.77%) DataStage
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.57%) Big Data
5 3 (0.57%) DB2
5 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.38%) MS Access
6 2 (0.38%) MySQL
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (14.18%) Selenium
2 69 (13.22%) JIRA
3 46 (8.81%) HP UFT
4 44 (8.43%) Cucumber
5 36 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 28 (5.36%) Jenkins
7 27 (5.17%) JMeter
8 25 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.87%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.92%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.72%) Appium
11 9 (1.72%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (1.15%) TestPartner
14 5 (0.96%) Zephyr
15 4 (0.77%) ERwin
16 3 (0.57%) Eclipse
16 3 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 132 (25.29%) Finance
2 63 (12.07%) Banking
3 46 (8.81%) Retail
4 17 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.53%) Legal
8 7 (1.34%) Advertising
8 7 (1.34%) Games
9 5 (0.96%) Law
10 3 (0.57%) Billing
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Marketing
12 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.17%) .NET
2 17 (3.26%) XML
3 14 (2.68%) Gherkin
4 11 (2.11%) Web Services
5 9 (1.72%) HTML
6 7 (1.34%) SOAP
7 5 (0.96%) CSS
7 5 (0.96%) Middleware
8 4 (0.77%) FIXML
8 4 (0.77%) FpML
9 3 (0.57%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.38%) EDI
10 2 (0.38%) Grails
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.19%) Google Closure
11 1 (0.19%) JSON
11 1 (0.19%) REST
11 1 (0.19%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.21%) PKI
3 16 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.34%) Credit Risk
5 7 (1.34%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.34%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.96%) Derivative
7 5 (0.96%) Equities
7 5 (0.96%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.96%) New Media
7 5 (0.96%) NHS
8 4 (0.77%) EPoS
8 4 (0.77%) User Experience
9 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.57%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.66%) Windows
2 25 (4.79%) Linux
3 19 (3.64%) Mac OS X
4 13 (2.49%) Unix
5 9 (1.72%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.34%) Android
6 7 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.57%) CentOS
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (22.03%) Test Scripting
3 106 (20.31%) Test Strategy
4 104 (19.92%) Test Automation
4 104 (19.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 81 (15.52%) Software Testing
6 67 (12.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 66 (12.64%) Functional Testing
8 65 (12.45%) Defect Management
9 54 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 54 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 51 (9.77%) Migration
10 51 (9.77%) Test Management
11 45 (8.62%) Mentoring
12 41 (7.85%) Scrum
13 40 (7.66%) System Integration Testing
14 36 (6.90%) SDLC
15 35 (6.70%) Integration Testing
15 35 (6.70%) Performance Testing
16 34 (6.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.88%) SQL
2 47 (9.00%) Java
3 29 (5.56%) C#
4 18 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.26%) C
6 16 (3.07%) Ruby
7 13 (2.49%) Python
8 12 (2.30%) Perl
8 12 (2.30%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.77%) ABAP
10 4 (0.77%) C++
11 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.38%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.38%) PHP
12 2 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (16.09%) ISTQB
2 69 (13.22%) ISEB
3 63 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 48 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (3.64%) Degree
7 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.96%) HND
7 5 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) CCNA
10 1 (0.19%) CCNP
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (25.48%) QA
2 7 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.77%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.57%) SDET
5 2 (0.38%) GAAP
6 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.19%) FATCA
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.19%) WAI
6 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (9.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.57%) Nagios
2 3 (0.57%) Opsview
3 2 (0.38%) DameWare
3 2 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (10.34%) HP
2 39 (7.47%) Oracle
3 35 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.56%) SAP
5 15 (2.87%) IBM
6 11 (2.11%) Informatica
7 6 (1.15%) Citrix
7 6 (1.15%) VMware
8 5 (0.96%) Murex
8 5 (0.96%) Rally
9 4 (0.77%) Teradata
10 2 (0.38%) CODA
10 2 (0.38%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.38%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.38%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.38%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.38%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.19%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.19%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.19%) Pegasus
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
LA International
Rate: £330 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 300-375 Per Day 300-375 / day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago