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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 393 388 355
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 191 166 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 98 100
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £31.87 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +43 110 £450 +12.50% 12
South East -21 36 £300 -8.39%
North West -3 11 £350 - 1
South West -29 10 £363 +15.07% 1
East of England -7 8 £325 +13.04%
East Midlands +9 5 £328 +11.48% 1
Yorkshire -26 4 £350 +6.06% 2
West Midlands -7 2 £381 +38.63% 2
Midlands 0 1 - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 109 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (25.95%) Finance
3 96 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 84 (21.37%) SQL
5 78 (19.85%) QA
5 78 (19.85%) Test Strategy
6 76 (19.34%) Test Scripting
7 75 (19.08%) ISTQB
8 71 (18.07%) HP Quality Center
9 67 (17.05%) ISEB
10 65 (16.54%) Oracle
11 62 (15.78%) Test Management
11 62 (15.78%) Selenium
12 60 (15.27%) HP
13 59 (15.01%) Banking
14 53 (13.49%) Security Cleared
15 48 (12.21%) Software Testing
15 48 (12.21%) .NET
16 47 (11.96%) HTML
16 47 (11.96%) Test Automation
17 44 (11.20%) JavaScript
18 43 (10.94%) SC Cleared
19 40 (10.18%) Project Management
20 37 (9.41%) Scrum
20 37 (9.41%) QuickTest Pro
20 37 (9.41%) Test Planning
21 35 (8.91%) Migration
21 35 (8.91%) Microsoft
21 35 (8.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 34 (8.65%) Integration Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (1.02%) CMS
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.51%) SAS
3 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.51%) Drupal
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (0.25%) CICS
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (5.85%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.78%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (1.27%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.76%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.51%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.51%) Summit
5 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.51%) Agresso
5 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.25%) Findur
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.76%) Intranet
2 3 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.51%) FTP
3 2 (0.51%) MPLS
3 2 (0.51%) BGP
3 2 (0.51%) Firewall
3 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.51%) SSL
3 2 (0.51%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) VPN
4 1 (0.25%) ATM
4 1 (0.25%) GSM
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.25%) VLAN
4 1 (0.25%) DVB
4 1 (0.25%) OSPF
4 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.29%) MySQL
4 6 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.27%) DataStage
6 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.76%) Big Data
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.25%) Essbase
8 1 (0.25%) DB2
8 1 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 62 (15.78%) Selenium
2 37 (9.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (8.40%) JIRA
4 23 (5.85%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 17 (4.33%) LoadRunner
7 13 (3.31%) JMeter
8 12 (3.05%) WebDriver
9 11 (2.80%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.54%) SoapUI
11 9 (2.29%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.29%) JUnit
12 6 (1.53%) Hudson
13 5 (1.27%) Maven
14 4 (1.02%) Subversion
14 4 (1.02%) TestNG
14 4 (1.02%) Calabash
14 4 (1.02%) Zephyr
14 4 (1.02%) Appium
General
1 102 (25.95%) Finance
2 59 (15.01%) Banking
3 28 (7.12%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.34%) Retail
5 11 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.27%) Front Office
6 5 (1.27%) Back Office
6 5 (1.27%) Billing
7 4 (1.02%) Legal
8 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.21%) .NET
2 47 (11.96%) HTML
3 31 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 31 (7.89%) XML
4 30 (7.63%) JSP
5 24 (6.11%) Web Services
6 13 (3.31%) SOAP
6 13 (3.31%) CSS
7 11 (2.80%) REST
8 8 (2.04%) jQuery
9 4 (1.02%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.76%) Spring
10 3 (0.76%) JSON
10 3 (0.76%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.51%) CSS3
11 2 (0.51%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.25%) HTML5
12 1 (0.25%) Django
12 1 (0.25%) Ajax
12 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.56%) Derivative
3 9 (2.29%) Open Source
4 8 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 8 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.78%) Statistics
6 6 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.27%) IVR
7 5 (1.27%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.02%) Biometrics
8 4 (1.02%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.76%) Economics
9 3 (0.76%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.76%) GIS
9 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.11%) Windows
2 16 (4.07%) Linux
3 10 (2.54%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.29%) UNIX
5 7 (1.78%) Android
5 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.51%) SUSE
6 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) HPUX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (24.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 78 (19.85%) Test Strategy
4 76 (19.34%) Test Scripting
5 62 (15.78%) Test Management
6 48 (12.21%) Software Testing
7 47 (11.96%) Test Automation
8 40 (10.18%) Project Management
9 37 (9.41%) Scrum
9 37 (9.41%) Test Planning
10 35 (8.91%) Migration
11 34 (8.65%) Automated Testing
11 34 (8.65%) Integration Testing
12 32 (8.14%) Manual Testing
13 28 (7.12%) Performance Testing
14 27 (6.87%) Regression Testing
15 26 (6.62%) Knowledge Management
15 26 (6.62%) Functional Testing
16 25 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (6.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.37%) SQL
2 44 (11.20%) JavaScript
3 33 (8.40%) Java
4 22 (5.60%) C#
5 17 (4.33%) VB
6 14 (3.56%) Ruby
7 11 (2.80%) PHP
8 7 (1.78%) C
9 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.76%) Perl
10 3 (0.76%) Python
11 2 (0.51%) C++
11 2 (0.51%) VBA
12 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.25%) COBOL
12 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (19.08%) ISTQB
2 67 (17.05%) ISEB
3 53 (13.49%) Security Cleared
4 43 (10.94%) SC Cleared
5 35 (8.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (6.11%) DV Cleared
7 15 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (2.29%) Degree
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.76%) HND
11 2 (0.51%) MCSE
11 2 (0.51%) CCNP
11 2 (0.51%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) OCA
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (19.85%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Basel III
2 3 (0.76%) EMIR
2 3 (0.76%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.02%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.51%) Nmap
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 71 (18.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.51%) Nessus
3 1 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 65 (16.54%) Oracle
2 60 (15.27%) HP
3 35 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.36%) SAP
5 7 (1.78%) Cisco
5 7 (1.78%) VMware
6 6 (1.53%) Murex
7 5 (1.27%) Citrix
8 4 (1.02%) Juniper
8 4 (1.02%) IBM
8 4 (1.02%) Cognos
8 4 (1.02%) Actimize
9 3 (0.76%) ESRI
9 3 (0.76%) Sybase
10 2 (0.51%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.51%) Teradata
10 2 (0.51%) F5
10 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) CODA
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