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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 378 377 384
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 211 191 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 96 122
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£350 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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
47398 44867 49560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.29% 92.84% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29474 27392 28446
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 1956 2422
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +8 85 £422 -4.09% 13
South East +19 60 £325 -23.30% 6
South West -27 16 £330 -14.28% 1
North West +2 14 £340 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire -3 13 £330 +20.00% 2
East Midlands -4 13 £375 +36.11% 1
West Midlands -17 3 £300 +62.16%
East of England -28 3 £381 -4.68% 1
North East - - - - 2
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 136 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 127 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (24.90%) Test Scripting
4 113 (23.44%) ISTQB
5 108 (22.41%) ISEB
6 105 (21.78%) Test Strategy
7 97 (20.12%) Finance
8 84 (17.43%) HP
9 79 (16.39%) Oracle
10 78 (16.18%) SQL
11 74 (15.35%) HP Quality Center
12 72 (14.94%) Software Testing
13 70 (14.52%) Security Cleared
14 66 (13.69%) Selenium
14 66 (13.69%) Microsoft
15 63 (13.07%) Test Automation
16 62 (12.86%) QA
17 58 (12.03%) SC Cleared
18 56 (11.62%) Banking
19 55 (11.41%) .NET
20 48 (9.96%) Retail
20 48 (9.96%) Test Planning
21 45 (9.34%) QuickTest Pro
22 44 (9.13%) CRM
22 44 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
22 44 (9.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 44 (9.13%) Test Management
23 42 (8.71%) Performance Testing
23 42 (8.71%) Migration
24 41 (8.51%) HTML

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 8 (1.66%) IBM Notes
1 8 (1.66%) Apache
2 7 (1.45%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.62%) WebLogic Integration
4 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.41%) CMS
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.41%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.45%) MS Project
4 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.83%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.45%) SAP HR
3 6 (1.24%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.24%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.83%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.41%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.41%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.21%) Summit
8 1 (0.21%) Agresso
8 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.21%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.07%) Internet
2 7 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.24%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.04%) Network Security
4 5 (1.04%) FTP
5 4 (0.83%) 3G
5 4 (0.83%) WAN
5 4 (0.83%) 2G
5 4 (0.83%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.83%) SSL
6 3 (0.62%) 4G
6 3 (0.62%) HTTP
7 2 (0.41%) DNS
7 2 (0.41%) GSM
7 2 (0.41%) LAN
7 2 (0.41%) UMTS
7 2 (0.41%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.41%) SAN
7 2 (0.41%) Intranet
8 1 (0.21%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.45%) Big Data
7 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.62%) MySQL
8 3 (0.62%) MS Access
9 2 (0.41%) DataStage
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) DbVisualizer
10 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.21%) BODI
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.21%) QlikView
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.21%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 66 (13.69%) Selenium
2 45 (9.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (5.60%) LoadRunner
4 26 (5.39%) JIRA
4 26 (5.39%) Cucumber
5 20 (4.15%) SoapUI
6 15 (3.11%) WebDriver
7 12 (2.49%) Maven
7 12 (2.49%) eggPlant
8 10 (2.07%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.07%) Calabash
8 10 (2.07%) JBehave
9 9 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.87%) JUnit
10 8 (1.66%) Robotium
11 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.45%) FitNesse
12 6 (1.24%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.24%) Subversion
13 5 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 97 (20.12%) Finance
2 56 (11.62%) Banking
3 48 (9.96%) Retail
4 16 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.11%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.28%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.87%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.66%) Billing
9 7 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.04%) Advertising
10 5 (1.04%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.83%) Publishing
11 4 (0.83%) Games
11 4 (0.83%) Electronics
12 3 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.62%) Front Office
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Marketing
14 1 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.41%) .NET
2 41 (8.51%) HTML
3 38 (7.88%) Web Services
4 36 (7.47%) ASP.NET
4 36 (7.47%) JSP
5 21 (4.36%) SOAP
6 18 (3.73%) XML
7 7 (1.45%) REST
8 5 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.83%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.83%) CSS
10 3 (0.62%) Spring
10 3 (0.62%) J2ME
10 3 (0.62%) WAP
10 3 (0.62%) Middleware
10 3 (0.62%) CSS3
10 3 (0.62%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.41%) Flash
11 2 (0.41%) jQuery
11 2 (0.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.19%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.36%) Open Source
3 20 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.87%) Statistics
5 8 (1.66%) Economics
5 8 (1.66%) Mathematics
5 8 (1.66%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.66%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.66%) GIS
6 7 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.45%) NHS
6 7 (1.45%) Derivative
7 5 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.83%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (0.83%) Swaptions
8 4 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (7.47%) Windows
2 28 (5.81%) Linux
3 20 (4.15%) UNIX
4 13 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.04%) SUSE
7 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.04%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.04%) HPUX
8 4 (0.83%) Android
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (28.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 127 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (24.90%) Test Scripting
4 105 (21.78%) Test Strategy
5 72 (14.94%) Software Testing
6 63 (13.07%) Test Automation
7 48 (9.96%) Test Planning
8 44 (9.13%) Test Management
8 44 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (9.13%) CRM
9 42 (8.71%) Migration
9 42 (8.71%) Performance Testing
10 39 (8.09%) Integration Testing
11 36 (7.47%) BDD
12 33 (6.85%) Scrum
13 32 (6.64%) Waterfall
14 31 (6.43%) Project Management
14 31 (6.43%) Automated Testing
14 31 (6.43%) Knowledge Management
15 30 (6.22%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.18%) SQL
2 39 (8.09%) JavaScript
3 37 (7.68%) Java
4 35 (7.26%) C#
5 27 (5.60%) VB
6 10 (2.07%) Ruby
7 4 (0.83%) Python
7 4 (0.83%) MATLAB
7 4 (0.83%) C
8 3 (0.62%) PHP
8 3 (0.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.41%) VBA
9 2 (0.41%) Perl
10 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 113 (23.44%) ISTQB
2 108 (22.41%) ISEB
3 70 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 58 (12.03%) SC Cleared
5 44 (9.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 39 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (4.36%) Degree
8 20 (4.15%) DV Cleared
9 15 (3.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.83%) HND
11 4 (0.83%) MCSE
11 4 (0.83%) CCNA
11 4 (0.83%) MCITP
12 3 (0.62%) CCNP
13 2 (0.41%) HNC
14 1 (0.21%) OCA
14 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.83%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.83%) Nmap
2 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (15.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (17.43%) HP
2 79 (16.39%) Oracle
3 66 (13.69%) Microsoft
4 30 (6.22%) SAP
5 11 (2.28%) Siebel
6 10 (2.07%) Citrix
6 10 (2.07%) VMware
7 9 (1.87%) Informatica
7 9 (1.87%) Lotus
8 8 (1.66%) Cisco
8 8 (1.66%) hybris
9 7 (1.45%) JD Edwards
10 5 (1.04%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.04%) IBM
11 4 (0.83%) Juniper
11 4 (0.83%) Actimize
12 3 (0.62%) Pega
12 3 (0.62%) Remedy
12 3 (0.62%) ESRI
12 3 (0.62%) BMC
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