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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 313 334 367
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 311 236 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.49% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 133 116
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £46.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -11.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
Test Leader
UK

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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 -4 103 £375 -6.25% 18
South East -1 67 £300 -14.28% 7
North West +19 45 £400 +17.64% 3
South West -8 28 £323 -2.27% 1
East Midlands +3 17 £275 +7.31% 1
Yorkshire -16 17 £350 +11.02% 2
East of England -2 15 £355 -9.55%
West Midlands +2 9 £363 +3.57% 2
Midlands - 6 - -
North East - 3 £225 -
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 150 (26.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 139 (24.96%) Finance
2 139 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (23.34%) Test Strategy
4 122 (21.90%) Test Scripting
5 114 (20.47%) ISEB
6 98 (17.59%) QA
6 98 (17.59%) ISTQB
7 87 (15.62%) Software Testing
8 86 (15.44%) SQL
9 74 (13.29%) Test Management
10 73 (13.11%) Test Automation
11 67 (12.03%) Banking
12 63 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
13 61 (10.95%) HP
14 60 (10.77%) Test Planning
15 57 (10.23%) Integration Testing
15 57 (10.23%) Selenium
16 56 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 55 (9.87%) SAP
18 51 (9.16%) Microsoft
18 51 (9.16%) Performance Testing
18 51 (9.16%) System Integration Testing
19 50 (8.98%) Migration
20 47 (8.44%) Oracle
21 44 (7.90%) Java
21 44 (7.90%) Retail
22 43 (7.72%) Scrum
23 42 (7.54%) Security Cleared
24 41 (7.36%) Manual Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.80%) Confluence
3 5 (0.90%) SAS
3 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.90%) CMS
4 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.36%) Documentum
6 1 (0.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.18%) FileNet
6 1 (0.18%) Drupal
6 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Lync
6 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.95%) MS Office
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Summit
2 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.90%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.54%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.18%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.36%) SaaS
1 2 (0.36%) Office 365
1 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.08%) ATM
2 5 (0.90%) SAN
3 3 (0.54%) Firewall
4 2 (0.36%) 2G
4 2 (0.36%) 4G
4 2 (0.36%) Intranet
4 2 (0.36%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (0.36%) LAN
4 2 (0.36%) PSTN
4 2 (0.36%) WAN
4 2 (0.36%) 3G
4 2 (0.36%) SS7
4 2 (0.36%) TCAP
4 2 (0.36%) ISUP
4 2 (0.36%) SCCP
4 2 (0.36%) INAP
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.51%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.62%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.08%) SQL Server
7 5 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.54%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.36%) DataStage
10 2 (0.36%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.36%) MySQL
10 2 (0.36%) OLAP
11 1 (0.18%) DB2
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (10.23%) Selenium
2 38 (6.82%) JIRA
3 27 (4.85%) HP UFT
3 27 (4.85%) SoapUI
3 27 (4.85%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.41%) JMeter
5 15 (2.69%) WebDriver
6 14 (2.51%) LoadRunner
6 14 (2.51%) JUnit
7 13 (2.33%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.15%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.97%) Maven
10 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.44%) RSpec
11 7 (1.26%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.90%) Calabash
12 5 (0.90%) FitNesse
13 3 (0.54%) JBehave
13 3 (0.54%) NUnit
13 3 (0.54%) TestPartner
General
1 139 (24.96%) Finance
2 67 (12.03%) Banking
3 44 (7.90%) Retail
4 34 (6.10%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.44%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.08%) Billing
9 4 (0.72%) Front Office
10 3 (0.54%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.36%) French Language
11 2 (0.36%) German Language
11 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.36%) Games
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.28%) .NET
2 24 (4.31%) XML
3 20 (3.59%) SOAP
4 17 (3.05%) HTML
5 14 (2.51%) Web Services
6 9 (1.62%) JSP
6 9 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.90%) RESTful
8 4 (0.72%) JSF
8 4 (0.72%) CSS
8 4 (0.72%) REST
9 3 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.54%) JSON
9 3 (0.54%) Middleware
9 3 (0.54%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.36%) CGI
10 2 (0.36%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.18%) Android SDK
11 1 (0.18%) LAMP
11 1 (0.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.87%) Smart Meter
3 13 (2.33%) New Media
3 13 (2.33%) NHS
4 7 (1.26%) Mainframe
5 6 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.90%) Data Centre
6 5 (0.90%) SWIFT
7 4 (0.72%) Derivative
7 4 (0.72%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.54%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.54%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.54%) EPoS
9 2 (0.36%) DTV
9 2 (0.36%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.95%) Windows
2 18 (3.23%) UNIX
3 12 (2.15%) Linux
4 6 (1.08%) Android
4 6 (1.08%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.18%) Solaris
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (26.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 139 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (23.34%) Test Strategy
4 122 (21.90%) Test Scripting
5 87 (15.62%) Software Testing
6 74 (13.29%) Test Management
7 73 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 60 (10.77%) Test Planning
9 57 (10.23%) Integration Testing
10 56 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (9.16%) Performance Testing
11 51 (9.16%) System Integration Testing
12 50 (8.98%) Migration
13 43 (7.72%) Scrum
14 41 (7.36%) Manual Testing
15 36 (6.46%) Non-Functional Testing
15 36 (6.46%) SDLC
16 34 (6.10%) Waterfall
17 31 (5.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 28 (5.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (15.44%) SQL
2 44 (7.90%) Java
3 21 (3.77%) Ruby
4 15 (2.69%) C#
5 14 (2.51%) PL/SQL
5 14 (2.51%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.26%) VB
7 6 (1.08%) Perl
7 6 (1.08%) C
8 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.72%) PHP
10 3 (0.54%) VBScript
10 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.36%) VBA
12 1 (0.18%) Python
12 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.18%) REXX
12 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) C++
12 1 (0.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 114 (20.47%) ISEB
2 98 (17.59%) ISTQB
3 42 (7.54%) Security Cleared
4 40 (7.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (1.97%) Degree
8 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.90%) MCITP
9 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.72%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (17.59%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) FATCA
3 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.36%) COREP
4 2 (0.36%) FINREP
4 2 (0.36%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 63 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.62%) Puppet
3 7 (1.26%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.18%) Netcool
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (10.95%) HP
2 55 (9.87%) SAP
3 51 (9.16%) Microsoft
4 47 (8.44%) Oracle
5 12 (2.15%) Remedy
6 8 (1.44%) IBM
7 6 (1.08%) Teradata
8 5 (0.90%) Cisco
9 4 (0.72%) Informatica
9 4 (0.72%) VMware
9 4 (0.72%) Capita
10 3 (0.54%) Wall Street Systems
10 3 (0.54%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.54%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.54%) Kofax
10 3 (0.54%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.54%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.54%) Siebel
10 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.54%) Citrix
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
ICP Search
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago