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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 345 392 391
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 273 198 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 105 82
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£365 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £305 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +20 92 £413 +1.85% 17
South East -40 44 £350 +6.06% 5
North West -9 36 £340 +3.81% 6
South West +14 33 £315 -7.35% 1
Yorkshire -19 21 £350 +6.06% 6
East of England +14 13 £400 +1.91% 2
East Midlands -6 13 £275 -35.29% 3
North East - 13 £500 -
Midlands - 8 - -
West Midlands +13 6 £381 +27.08% 1
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 134 (24.23%) Test Strategy
2 133 (24.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 133 (24.05%) Finance
3 126 (22.78%) Test Scripting
4 122 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (19.17%) ISEB
6 95 (17.18%) QA
7 91 (16.46%) ISTQB
8 89 (16.09%) Software Testing
9 77 (13.92%) Test Planning
10 71 (12.84%) SQL
11 70 (12.66%) Test Automation
12 68 (12.30%) Banking
13 65 (11.75%) Integration Testing
14 64 (11.57%) HP
15 63 (11.39%) Performance Testing
16 60 (10.85%) Test Management
17 57 (10.31%) System Integration Testing
18 56 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
19 55 (9.95%) Security Cleared
20 54 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 54 (9.76%) Oracle
21 48 (8.68%) SAP
21 48 (8.68%) Selenium
22 47 (8.50%) Microsoft
23 46 (8.32%) Migration
24 44 (7.96%) Non-Functional Testing
25 40 (7.23%) Mentoring
26 39 (7.05%) Scrum
26 39 (7.05%) Telecoms

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (1.63%) SAS
2 8 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.36%) CMS
5 2 (0.36%) Documentum
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Node.js
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.18%) CICS
Applications
1 19 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.90%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.90%) Summit
3 4 (0.72%) HFM
3 4 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.54%) Primavera
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Maximo
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.18%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.36%) Office 365
3 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Taleo
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.45%) SAN
2 5 (0.90%) ATM
2 5 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
3 4 (0.72%) LAN
3 4 (0.72%) WAN
4 3 (0.54%) Firewall
5 2 (0.36%) 2G
5 2 (0.36%) 4G
5 2 (0.36%) PSTN
5 2 (0.36%) WLAN
5 2 (0.36%) Internet
5 2 (0.36%) 3G
5 2 (0.36%) SS7
5 2 (0.36%) TCAP
5 2 (0.36%) ISUP
5 2 (0.36%) SCCP
5 2 (0.36%) INAP
5 2 (0.36%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.90%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.36%) MySQL
7 2 (0.36%) OLAP
7 2 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 48 (8.68%) Selenium
2 37 (6.69%) JIRA
3 24 (4.34%) SoapUI
4 16 (2.89%) WebDriver
5 13 (2.35%) HP UFT
6 12 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 12 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.27%) JMeter
8 7 (1.27%) LoadUI
9 6 (1.08%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.90%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.90%) JUnit
10 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.72%) ERwin
11 4 (0.72%) TestPartner
11 4 (0.72%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.54%) NUnit
12 3 (0.54%) TestComplete
General
1 133 (24.05%) Finance
2 68 (12.30%) Banking
3 39 (7.05%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.24%) Retail
5 22 (3.98%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.45%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.27%) Billing
8 7 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.90%) Publishing
10 4 (0.72%) Games
10 4 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.34%) .NET
2 21 (3.80%) XML
3 17 (3.07%) SOAP
4 14 (2.53%) Web Services
5 9 (1.63%) Middleware
6 7 (1.27%) HTML
7 6 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.08%) JSP
8 3 (0.54%) FIXML
8 3 (0.54%) FpML
8 3 (0.54%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.36%) JSF
9 2 (0.36%) CGI
9 2 (0.36%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.36%) REST
10 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.18%) RESTful
10 1 (0.18%) LAMP
10 1 (0.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.25%) New Media
3 15 (2.71%) Smart Meter
4 10 (1.81%) NHS
5 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.90%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.72%) Derivative
10 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.54%) FMCG
10 3 (0.54%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.54%) Equities
10 3 (0.54%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.44%) Windows
2 16 (2.89%) UNIX
3 7 (1.27%) Linux
4 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Android
6 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (24.23%) Test Strategy
2 133 (24.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 126 (22.78%) Test Scripting
4 122 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
5 89 (16.09%) Software Testing
6 77 (13.92%) Test Planning
7 70 (12.66%) Test Automation
8 65 (11.75%) Integration Testing
9 63 (11.39%) Performance Testing
10 60 (10.85%) Test Management
11 57 (10.31%) System Integration Testing
12 54 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (8.32%) Migration
14 44 (7.96%) Non-Functional Testing
15 40 (7.23%) Mentoring
16 39 (7.05%) Scrum
17 33 (5.97%) Automated Testing
17 33 (5.97%) System Testing
18 32 (5.79%) SDLC
19 31 (5.61%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 71 (12.84%) SQL
2 33 (5.97%) Java
3 16 (2.89%) PL/SQL
4 11 (1.99%) C#
5 7 (1.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.08%) Perl
7 5 (0.90%) C++
7 5 (0.90%) C
7 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.72%) Ruby
9 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.54%) VBScript
10 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) Python
11 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.18%) REXX
11 1 (0.18%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) COBOL
11 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (19.17%) ISEB
2 91 (16.46%) ISTQB
3 55 (9.95%) Security Cleared
4 33 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 29 (5.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.81%) Degree
9 8 (1.45%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.27%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.90%) MCITP
11 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (17.18%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.54%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.36%) Basel III
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
5 1 (0.18%) COREP
5 1 (0.18%) FINREP
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 56 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 64 (11.57%) HP
2 54 (9.76%) Oracle
3 48 (8.68%) SAP
4 47 (8.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.35%) Remedy
6 12 (2.17%) IBM
7 11 (1.99%) Informatica
8 6 (1.08%) Murex
9 5 (0.90%) Cisco
9 5 (0.90%) BMC
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix
10 4 (0.72%) VMware
10 4 (0.72%) Capita
10 4 (0.72%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.54%) Wall Street Systems
11 3 (0.54%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.54%) Avaya
11 3 (0.54%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.54%) Siebel
11 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
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