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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 389 417 389
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 220 156 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 88 96
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£375 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £296 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +10 105 £450 - 17
South East +13 56 £320 -17.41% 7
North West -6 14 £360 +8.27% 3
South West -26 14 £330 -28.64% 3
East Midlands +2 12 £353 +9.72%
Yorkshire -9 9 £330 +10.00% 3
West Midlands -13 4 £350 +89.18% 4
East of England -17 2 £325 - 1
Midlands -2 1 - -
North East -40 1 £360 -28.00% 1
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 112 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 103 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 95 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (20.94%) Test Scripting
5 86 (20.24%) Test Strategy
6 82 (19.29%) ISEB
7 81 (19.06%) HP
7 81 (19.06%) Oracle
7 81 (19.06%) Finance
8 78 (18.35%) HP Quality Center
9 71 (16.71%) SQL
10 68 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 59 (13.88%) Software Testing
12 58 (13.65%) .NET
13 57 (13.41%) SC Cleared
14 56 (13.18%) QA
15 55 (12.94%) Selenium
16 52 (12.24%) Banking
17 51 (12.00%) HTML
17 51 (12.00%) Test Automation
18 50 (11.76%) JavaScript
19 49 (11.53%) Microsoft
19 49 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
19 49 (11.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
20 46 (10.82%) Test Management
21 42 (9.88%) Test Planning
21 42 (9.88%) Project Management
22 41 (9.65%) CRM
23 40 (9.41%) ASP.NET
23 40 (9.41%) JSP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (1.18%) IBM Notes
2 4 (0.94%) Apache
2 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (0.47%) CMS
4 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.88%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.94%) MS Project
4 4 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.65%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.41%) SAP HR
4 5 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.94%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.71%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.47%) Summit
7 2 (0.47%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.47%) Agresso
8 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.24%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.18%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.94%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.94%) SSL
3 4 (0.94%) Network Security
4 3 (0.71%) 2G
4 3 (0.71%) WAN
4 3 (0.71%) GSM
4 3 (0.71%) 3G
5 2 (0.47%) UMTS
5 2 (0.47%) FTP
5 2 (0.47%) DNS
5 2 (0.47%) SAN
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) 4G
6 1 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.24%) M3UA
6 1 (0.24%) Multicast
6 1 (0.24%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.24%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.18%) Oracle Reports
2 17 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (2.12%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.88%) MySQL
6 5 (1.18%) Big Data
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) MS Access
8 2 (0.47%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.47%) DataStage
9 1 (0.24%) Essbase
9 1 (0.24%) BODI
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) QlikView
9 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 55 (12.94%) Selenium
2 49 (11.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (6.35%) JIRA
4 19 (4.47%) LoadRunner
4 19 (4.47%) Cucumber
5 15 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (3.29%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.59%) SoapUI
8 10 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.35%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.88%) JMeter
9 8 (1.88%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.65%) JUnit
11 6 (1.41%) Maven
12 5 (1.18%) Subversion
12 5 (1.18%) FitNesse
12 5 (1.18%) Calabash
12 5 (1.18%) eggPlant
13 4 (0.94%) Hudson
13 4 (0.94%) Zephyr
General
1 81 (19.06%) Finance
2 52 (12.24%) Banking
3 32 (7.53%) Retail
4 17 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.65%) General Ledger
6 7 (1.65%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.65%) Billing
7 4 (0.94%) Advertising
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
8 3 (0.71%) Electronics
8 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Front Office
9 2 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.65%) .NET
2 51 (12.00%) HTML
3 40 (9.41%) ASP.NET
3 40 (9.41%) JSP
4 27 (6.35%) XML
5 24 (5.65%) Web Services
6 16 (3.76%) SOAP
7 9 (2.12%) CSS
7 9 (2.12%) REST
8 7 (1.65%) jQuery
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.71%) Spring MVC
10 3 (0.71%) CSS3
10 3 (0.71%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.71%) Middleware
10 3 (0.71%) Spring
11 2 (0.47%) J2ME
11 2 (0.47%) WAP
11 2 (0.47%) HTML5
12 1 (0.24%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.71%) Open Source
2 18 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.12%) Derivative
5 7 (1.65%) Credit Risk
5 7 (1.65%) GIS
6 6 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.18%) Statistics
7 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.94%) Swaptions
8 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.71%) IVR
9 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.59%) Windows
2 27 (6.35%) Linux
3 13 (3.06%) UNIX
4 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.94%) Android
6 4 (0.94%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.94%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.47%) SUSE
7 2 (0.47%) HPUX
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (26.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 95 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (20.94%) Test Scripting
4 86 (20.24%) Test Strategy
5 59 (13.88%) Software Testing
6 51 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 46 (10.82%) Test Management
8 42 (9.88%) Project Management
8 42 (9.88%) Test Planning
9 41 (9.65%) CRM
10 39 (9.18%) Migration
11 38 (8.94%) Integration Testing
12 34 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
12 34 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (7.06%) Scrum
13 30 (7.06%) BDD
14 29 (6.82%) Performance Testing
15 27 (6.35%) Functional Testing
16 24 (5.65%) Automated Testing
16 24 (5.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.71%) SQL
2 50 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 37 (8.71%) C#
4 32 (7.53%) Java
5 27 (6.35%) VB
6 12 (2.82%) Ruby
7 10 (2.35%) PHP
8 7 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.18%) C
10 4 (0.94%) Python
11 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.71%) Perl
12 2 (0.47%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (24.24%) ISTQB
2 82 (19.29%) ISEB
3 68 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 57 (13.41%) SC Cleared
5 49 (11.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 29 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (5.88%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.88%) Degree
10 7 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.94%) MCITP
11 4 (0.94%) HND
11 4 (0.94%) MCSE
11 4 (0.94%) CCNA
12 3 (0.71%) CCNP
13 1 (0.24%) OCA
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.18%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.94%) Nmap
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 78 (18.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.94%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 81 (19.06%) Oracle
1 81 (19.06%) HP
2 49 (11.53%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.06%) SAP
4 9 (2.12%) Siebel
5 8 (1.88%) Cisco
6 7 (1.65%) Citrix
6 7 (1.65%) Informatica
7 6 (1.41%) VMware
8 5 (1.18%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.18%) Lotus
8 5 (1.18%) Murex
9 4 (0.94%) Juniper
9 4 (0.94%) IBM
9 4 (0.94%) Cognos
9 4 (0.94%) Actimize
10 3 (0.71%) Pega
10 3 (0.71%) ESRI
11 2 (0.47%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.47%) TIBCO
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