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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK / England
Rank 400 367 361
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 164 260 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 160 162
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £387 £374 £334
% change year-on-year
+3.47% +11.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
38923 45199 45004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.07% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25520 29485 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1530 1806
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -32 60 £425 - 11
South West +6 26 £345 -1.42% 1
South East +12 23 £414 -5.42% 10
East Midlands -3 17 £381 +2.34% 3
West Midlands +17 12 £350 - 2
North East -9 7 £275 -47.61%
North West +16 6 £445 +48.33% 6
East of England +6 5 £463 +56.77% 3
Yorkshire -3 5 £420 -6.66% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 116 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.19%) Test Scripting
3 89 (23.54%) Finance
4 81 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 80 (21.16%) Test Strategy
6 66 (17.46%) Selenium
7 62 (16.40%) ISEB
8 58 (15.34%) ISTQB
9 56 (14.81%) Banking
10 53 (14.02%) Test Automation
11 49 (12.96%) QA
11 49 (12.96%) JIRA
12 47 (12.43%) Defect Management
13 40 (10.58%) SQL
14 38 (10.05%) Migration
14 38 (10.05%) Functional Testing
15 37 (9.79%) Test Management
15 37 (9.79%) Automated Testing
15 37 (9.79%) Oracle
16 36 (9.52%) Retail
16 36 (9.52%) BDD
17 35 (9.26%) Performance Testing
17 35 (9.26%) Security Cleared
18 34 (8.99%) Scrum
19 33 (8.73%) HP
20 31 (8.20%) Cucumber
21 30 (7.94%) SC Cleared
21 30 (7.94%) Software Testing
22 29 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 29 (7.67%) HP Quality Center

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 7 (1.85%) Confluence
2 5 (1.32%) CICS
3 4 (1.06%) JBoss
3 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.79%) SAS
4 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.53%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.26%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.26%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.06%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.26%) Magento
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.32%) SaaS
2 5 (1.32%) Taleo
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.06%) Office 365
4 3 (0.79%) GitHub
5 2 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.32%) FTP
2 3 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.53%) Multicast
3 2 (0.53%) VoIP
4 1 (0.26%) 2G
4 1 (0.26%) 3G
4 1 (0.26%) 4G
4 1 (0.26%) BGP
4 1 (0.26%) Firewall
4 1 (0.26%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) LLU
4 1 (0.26%) MPLS
4 1 (0.26%) OSPF
4 1 (0.26%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.26%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.26%) Skype
4 1 (0.26%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.44%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.06%) MySQL
5 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.79%) InfluxDB
6 3 (0.79%) PowerCenter
6 3 (0.79%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.53%) Kalido
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.26%) DataStage
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (17.46%) Selenium
2 49 (12.96%) JIRA
3 31 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 23 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.08%) SoapUI
5 19 (5.03%) WebDriver
6 18 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 17 (4.50%) JMeter
8 14 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.91%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.65%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.38%) Maven
12 8 (2.12%) JUnit
12 8 (2.12%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.12%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.85%) NUnit
13 7 (1.85%) Subversion
14 6 (1.59%) GitLab
15 5 (1.32%) CasperJS
15 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (23.54%) Finance
2 56 (14.81%) Banking
3 36 (9.52%) Retail
4 14 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 12 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.32%) Billing
7 5 (1.32%) Law
7 5 (1.32%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.79%) Front Office
9 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.50%) Web Services
2 15 (3.97%) .NET
2 15 (3.97%) SOAP
3 13 (3.44%) XML
4 11 (2.91%) Middleware
4 11 (2.91%) REST
5 8 (2.12%) Spring
6 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.06%) CSS
6 4 (1.06%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.06%) HTML
6 4 (1.06%) JSON
6 4 (1.06%) RESTful
7 2 (0.53%) Drools
7 2 (0.53%) HEVC
7 2 (0.53%) PlayReady
7 2 (0.53%) Widevine
8 1 (0.26%) Behat
8 1 (0.26%) CSS3
8 1 (0.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.12%) Data Centre
3 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.32%) NHS
5 4 (1.06%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.06%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.79%) Fintech
6 3 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.53%) Informatics
7 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.53%) MPEG
7 2 (0.53%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.26%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.26%) iPad
8 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.70%) Linux
2 11 (2.91%) Unix
3 6 (1.59%) Android
3 6 (1.59%) Windows
4 4 (1.06%) AIX
4 4 (1.06%) HPUX
5 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.19%) Test Scripting
3 81 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 80 (21.16%) Test Strategy
5 53 (14.02%) Test Automation
6 47 (12.43%) Defect Management
7 38 (10.05%) Functional Testing
7 38 (10.05%) Migration
8 37 (9.79%) Automated Testing
8 37 (9.79%) Test Management
9 36 (9.52%) BDD
10 35 (9.26%) Performance Testing
11 34 (8.99%) Scrum
12 30 (7.94%) Software Testing
13 29 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.41%) Automation Testing
14 28 (7.41%) Manual Testing
14 28 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
15 27 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
15 27 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.58%) SQL
2 27 (7.14%) Java
3 11 (2.91%) C#
3 11 (2.91%) Ruby
4 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.06%) Groovy
5 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.79%) PHP
6 3 (0.79%) Python
7 2 (0.53%) ActionScript
7 2 (0.53%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.53%) Perl
7 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) C++
8 1 (0.26%) COBOL
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (16.40%) ISEB
2 58 (15.34%) ISTQB
3 35 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 30 (7.94%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.65%) Degree
5 10 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.06%) PhD
8 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (12.96%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) SDET
3 5 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.53%) EMIR
5 2 (0.53%) GxP
5 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.53%) MiFID
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Basel II
6 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) FATCA
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) WAI
6 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (7.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.06%) Ambari
2 4 (1.06%) Grafana
2 4 (1.06%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.06%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.79%) collectd
3 3 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.53%) Nagios
4 2 (0.53%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 37 (9.79%) Oracle
2 33 (8.73%) HP
3 21 (5.56%) SAP
4 20 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.59%) Workday
6 5 (1.32%) Google
6 5 (1.32%) Saba
6 5 (1.32%) Sybase
7 4 (1.06%) IBM
7 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.79%) Fujitsu
8 3 (0.79%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.79%) hybris
8 3 (0.79%) Informatica
8 3 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.79%) webMethods
9 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.53%) Nagra
9 2 (0.53%) Tektronix
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