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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 330 349 364
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 242 209 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 135 94
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£365 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £70.00 £83.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £83.75
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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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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 +10 105 £420 -1.17% 7
South East -8 55 £300 +0.84% 14
South West +3 20 £330 -0.75% 2
East of England +15 18 £300 -14.28% 2
North West -6 17 £359 -10.78% 2
West Midlands -12 10 £328 -7.74% 1
Yorkshire -39 7 £300 -11.76% 3
East Midlands +6 3 £265 - 1
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UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 136 (31.34%) Finance
2 123 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (28.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (21.66%) QA
4 90 (20.74%) SQL
5 85 (19.59%) Test Scripting
6 83 (19.12%) Test Strategy
7 78 (17.97%) Test Management
8 76 (17.51%) HP Quality Center
9 75 (17.28%) ISEB
10 70 (16.13%) Banking
10 70 (16.13%) ISTQB
11 64 (14.75%) Software Testing
12 58 (13.36%) Selenium
13 49 (11.29%) Manual Testing
14 48 (11.06%) Test Automation
15 47 (10.83%) Oracle
16 43 (9.91%) Migration
17 42 (9.68%) JIRA
18 41 (9.45%) .NET
19 40 (9.22%) HTML
19 40 (9.22%) QuickTest Pro
19 40 (9.22%) Scrum
20 39 (8.99%) HP
21 38 (8.76%) Integration Testing
22 37 (8.53%) Microsoft
22 37 (8.53%) Java
22 37 (8.53%) JavaScript
23 36 (8.29%) Security Cleared
23 36 (8.29%) Test Planning

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 11 (2.53%) Confluence
2 9 (2.07%) CMS
3 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.69%) SAS
5 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.69%) IIS
5 3 (0.69%) Drupal
6 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.23%) CICS
7 1 (0.23%) FileNet
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Lync
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.15%) Summit
2 5 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.69%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.69%) SAP BCA
4 3 (0.69%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.69%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.46%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.46%) Agresso
5 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.23%) Findur
6 1 (0.23%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.92%) Firewall
1 4 (0.92%) ATM
2 3 (0.69%) Intranet
3 2 (0.46%) BGP
3 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.46%) MPLS
4 1 (0.23%) GSM
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
4 1 (0.23%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) DVB
4 1 (0.23%) OSPF
4 1 (0.23%) VPN
4 1 (0.23%) SAN
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.30%) SAP BW
4 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.61%) MySQL
7 6 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.15%) DataStage
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.69%) Big Data
10 2 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.46%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.46%) DB2
11 1 (0.23%) MS Access
11 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 58 (13.36%) Selenium
2 42 (9.68%) JIRA
3 40 (9.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (6.91%) Cucumber
5 27 (6.22%) JMeter
6 26 (5.99%) Jenkins
7 21 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 19 (4.38%) SoapUI
9 17 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (3.23%) Maven
11 13 (3.00%) LoadRunner
11 13 (3.00%) JUnit
12 12 (2.76%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.84%) Calabash
14 7 (1.61%) RSpec
14 7 (1.61%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.38%) Appium
16 5 (1.15%) Hudson
17 4 (0.92%) Behat
17 4 (0.92%) Subversion
General
1 136 (31.34%) Finance
2 70 (16.13%) Banking
3 35 (8.06%) Retail
4 26 (5.99%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.69%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.61%) Front Office
6 7 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.92%) Back Office
7 4 (0.92%) Legal
8 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.45%) .NET
2 40 (9.22%) HTML
3 31 (7.14%) XML
4 18 (4.15%) ASP.NET
5 17 (3.92%) Web Services
6 16 (3.69%) JSP
7 15 (3.46%) CSS
8 14 (3.23%) REST
8 14 (3.23%) SOAP
9 7 (1.61%) JSON
9 7 (1.61%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.38%) jQuery
11 4 (0.92%) RESTful
12 2 (0.46%) Gherkin
12 2 (0.46%) JSF
12 2 (0.46%) Middleware
13 1 (0.23%) SAP XI
13 1 (0.23%) iOS SDK
13 1 (0.23%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.23%) Derivative
3 8 (1.84%) Mainframe
4 6 (1.38%) Open Source
4 6 (1.38%) Fixed Income
4 6 (1.38%) NHS
5 5 (1.15%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.92%) IVR
6 4 (0.92%) Biometrics
7 3 (0.69%) AS400
7 3 (0.69%) New Media
7 3 (0.69%) Statistics
7 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.69%) FMCG
7 3 (0.69%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.46%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.38%) Windows
2 14 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.76%) Android
3 12 (2.76%) Linux
4 11 (2.53%) UNIX
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.69%) Solaris
6 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) SUSE
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
1 123 (28.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 85 (19.59%) Test Scripting
3 83 (19.12%) Test Strategy
4 78 (17.97%) Test Management
5 64 (14.75%) Software Testing
6 49 (11.29%) Manual Testing
7 48 (11.06%) Test Automation
8 43 (9.91%) Migration
9 40 (9.22%) Scrum
10 38 (8.76%) Integration Testing
11 36 (8.29%) Test Planning
12 33 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (7.37%) Validation
13 32 (7.37%) Regression Testing
14 30 (6.91%) Project Management
15 27 (6.22%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.99%) Automated Testing
17 23 (5.30%) TDD
17 23 (5.30%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.74%) SQL
2 37 (8.53%) Java
2 37 (8.53%) JavaScript
3 29 (6.68%) Ruby
4 18 (4.15%) C#
5 14 (3.23%) VB
6 13 (3.00%) PHP
7 10 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.61%) C
9 3 (0.69%) VBA
9 3 (0.69%) VBScript
9 3 (0.69%) Perl
10 2 (0.46%) C++
10 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.46%) Python
11 1 (0.23%) COBOL
11 1 (0.23%) REXX
11 1 (0.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 75 (17.28%) ISEB
2 70 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 36 (8.29%) Security Cleared
4 30 (6.91%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (4.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.30%) Degree
9 7 (1.61%) VCP4
10 5 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (21.66%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) MiFID
2 5 (1.15%) Basel III
2 5 (1.15%) FATCA
2 5 (1.15%) EMIR
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) COREP
4 1 (0.23%) FINREP
System Software
1 5 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 76 (17.51%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.07%) Puppet
3 7 (1.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) SCOM
4 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (10.83%) Oracle
2 39 (8.99%) HP
3 37 (8.53%) Microsoft
4 35 (8.06%) SAP
5 7 (1.61%) IBM
6 5 (1.15%) Citrix
6 5 (1.15%) Murex
6 5 (1.15%) Teradata
6 5 (1.15%) VMware
7 4 (0.92%) F5
7 4 (0.92%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.92%) Cognos
8 3 (0.69%) Sybase
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco
8 3 (0.69%) Kofax
9 2 (0.46%) RedPrairie
9 2 (0.46%) hybris
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe
9 2 (0.46%) Apple
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