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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 413 336 284
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 205 300 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.64% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 193 228
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -14.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -24 89 £450 +12.50% 13
South East -50 43 £400 +33.33% 6
North West -14 19 £418 -12.10% 3
South West -8 18 £450 +39.53% 5
West Midlands 0 13 £363 -8.22% 1
East of England +3 9 £400 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +11 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Yorkshire +7 7 £338 +3.84% 5
Midlands -9 2 £375 -
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Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 154 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (27.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 125 (27.11%) Finance
4 113 (24.51%) Test Scripting
5 96 (20.82%) QA
6 94 (20.39%) Test Strategy
7 77 (16.70%) Defect Management
8 73 (15.84%) Banking
9 67 (14.53%) ISTQB
9 67 (14.53%) Test Automation
10 62 (13.45%) Selenium
11 59 (12.80%) Integration Testing
11 59 (12.80%) Software Testing
12 58 (12.58%) SQL
13 56 (12.15%) Functional Testing
14 54 (11.71%) Retail
15 53 (11.50%) ISEB
16 52 (11.28%) Security Cleared
17 51 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
18 50 (10.85%) Test Management
18 50 (10.85%) JIRA
19 47 (10.20%) Java
19 47 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
20 45 (9.76%) Test Planning
20 45 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
21 44 (9.54%) Migration
21 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
22 41 (8.89%) HP
23 37 (8.03%) Scrum
23 37 (8.03%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (2.39%) Confluence
2 10 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.43%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
6 1 (0.22%) Node.js
6 1 (0.22%) Site Server
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.04%) MS Office
3 8 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Maximo
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.43%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.22%) BASE24
4 1 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.22%) HFM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.43%) GitHub
2 2 (0.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.43%) Taleo
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.52%) SNMP
2 5 (1.08%) DHCP
3 4 (0.87%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.65%) VPN
5 2 (0.43%) BGP
5 2 (0.43%) DNS
5 2 (0.43%) Firewall
5 2 (0.43%) LAN
5 2 (0.43%) OSPF
5 2 (0.43%) WAN
5 2 (0.43%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.22%) 4G
6 1 (0.22%) Broadband
6 1 (0.22%) DAB
6 1 (0.22%) GPRS
6 1 (0.22%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) Network Security
6 1 (0.22%) UMTS
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.87%) DataStage
3 4 (0.87%) GIS
3 4 (0.87%) MySQL
3 4 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.65%) Big Data
4 3 (0.65%) DB2
4 3 (0.65%) HBase
4 3 (0.65%) Redis
5 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.43%) MS Access
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.22%) QlikView
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (13.45%) Selenium
2 50 (10.85%) JIRA
3 27 (5.86%) HP UFT
4 26 (5.64%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (4.34%) LoadRunner
7 17 (3.69%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.04%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.39%) JMeter
10 9 (1.95%) Appium
11 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.30%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.30%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.08%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
14 4 (0.87%) TestComplete
15 3 (0.65%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.65%) eggPlant
15 3 (0.65%) TestDirector
15 3 (0.65%) TestPartner
General
1 125 (27.11%) Finance
2 73 (15.84%) Banking
3 54 (11.71%) Retail
4 18 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.39%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.52%) Advertising
8 6 (1.30%) Games
8 6 (1.30%) Law
8 6 (1.30%) Marketing
9 4 (0.87%) Billing
10 3 (0.65%) Back Office
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.65%) Legal
10 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.77%) .NET
2 20 (4.34%) Web Services
3 12 (2.60%) Gherkin
3 12 (2.60%) XML
4 10 (2.17%) HTML
5 4 (0.87%) Middleware
5 4 (0.87%) SOAP
6 3 (0.65%) Django
6 3 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.43%) Velocity
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.43%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) Google Closure
8 1 (0.22%) Java EE
8 1 (0.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 10 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (2.17%) PKI
3 10 (2.17%) Smart Meter
4 9 (1.95%) SWIFT
5 7 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.08%) Derivative
6 5 (1.08%) EPoS
7 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 3 (0.65%) Equities
8 3 (0.65%) NHS
8 3 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.29%) Linux
1 29 (6.29%) Windows
2 11 (2.39%) Android
2 11 (2.39%) Apple iOS
2 11 (2.39%) Unix
3 7 (1.52%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (27.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 113 (24.51%) Test Scripting
4 94 (20.39%) Test Strategy
5 77 (16.70%) Defect Management
6 67 (14.53%) Test Automation
7 59 (12.80%) Integration Testing
7 59 (12.80%) Software Testing
8 56 (12.15%) Functional Testing
9 50 (10.85%) Test Management
10 47 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
11 45 (9.76%) Test Planning
12 44 (9.54%) Migration
13 37 (8.03%) Non-Functional Testing
13 37 (8.03%) Scrum
14 34 (7.38%) Mentoring
15 32 (6.94%) CRM
15 32 (6.94%) Waterfall
16 29 (6.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.58%) SQL
2 47 (10.20%) Java
3 25 (5.42%) C#
4 21 (4.56%) C
5 19 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.25%) Ruby
7 13 (2.82%) Python
8 9 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.74%) Perl
10 4 (0.87%) PHP
10 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.22%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (14.53%) ISTQB
2 53 (11.50%) ISEB
3 52 (11.28%) Security Cleared
4 35 (7.59%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.69%) Degree
7 9 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) HND
10 2 (0.43%) MCP
10 2 (0.43%) OCP
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.43%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MBA
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (20.82%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.87%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.87%) SDET
4 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.43%) GAAP
5 2 (0.43%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Basel II
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
6 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (11.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.65%) WMI
3 2 (0.43%) DameWare
3 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Opsview
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.89%) HP
3 32 (6.94%) Oracle
4 27 (5.86%) SAP
5 19 (4.12%) IBM
6 5 (1.08%) VMware
7 4 (0.87%) Adobe
7 4 (0.87%) Teradata
8 3 (0.65%) ATG
8 3 (0.65%) Charles River
8 3 (0.65%) Cisco
8 3 (0.65%) CODA
8 3 (0.65%) JDA
8 3 (0.65%) SunGard
9 2 (0.43%) Citrix
9 2 (0.43%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.43%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.43%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.43%) Informatica
9 2 (0.43%) Telerik
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