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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 379 383 368
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 211 177 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 99 113
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£373 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
47746 44723 49333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.50% 92.70% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29832 27516 28197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1916 2493
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 88 £425 -5.55% 9
South East +18 59 £325 -20.97% 12
East Midlands +3 15 £400 +25.98% 1
South West -21 15 £330 -22.35% 4
Yorkshire -13 13 £330 +22.79% 2
North West -2 12 £345 +9.09% 2
West Midlands -22 3 £300 +62.16%
East of England -23 1 - - 3
North East -34 1 £360 -28.00%
Test Leader
UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 127 (28.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 106 (23.71%) ISTQB
3 104 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (22.60%) Test Scripting
5 88 (19.69%) ISEB
6 87 (19.46%) Finance
6 87 (19.46%) Test Strategy
7 84 (18.79%) HP
8 81 (18.12%) Oracle
9 74 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
10 71 (15.88%) Security Cleared
11 65 (14.54%) SQL
12 59 (13.20%) SC Cleared
12 59 (13.20%) Test Automation
13 57 (12.75%) Selenium
13 57 (12.75%) .NET
13 57 (12.75%) Microsoft
13 57 (12.75%) Software Testing
14 55 (12.30%) Banking
15 54 (12.08%) QA
16 47 (10.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 47 (10.51%) QuickTest Pro
17 45 (10.07%) Test Planning
18 43 (9.62%) HTML
18 43 (9.62%) CRM
19 41 (9.17%) JavaScript
20 40 (8.95%) Test Management
21 39 (8.72%) ASP.NET
21 39 (8.72%) JSP
21 39 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 5 (1.12%) IBM Notes
1 5 (1.12%) Apache
2 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
2 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (0.45%) CMS
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.57%) SAP HR
3 6 (1.34%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.89%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.67%) Agresso
6 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.45%) Summit
6 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.22%) Findur
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.34%) TCP/IP
1 6 (1.34%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.12%) Internet
3 4 (0.89%) 3G
3 4 (0.89%) 2G
3 4 (0.89%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.89%) SSL
3 4 (0.89%) Network Security
4 3 (0.67%) 4G
4 3 (0.67%) WAN
5 2 (0.45%) FTP
5 2 (0.45%) DNS
5 2 (0.45%) GSM
5 2 (0.45%) UMTS
5 2 (0.45%) SAN
5 2 (0.45%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) RNC
6 1 (0.22%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.22%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.47%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (1.12%) Big Data
6 4 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.67%) MySQL
8 2 (0.45%) MS Access
8 2 (0.45%) DataStage
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.22%) BODI
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.22%) QlikView
9 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 57 (12.75%) Selenium
2 47 (10.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (5.82%) JIRA
4 25 (5.59%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.92%) LoadRunner
6 14 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 13 (2.91%) Maven
7 13 (2.91%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.46%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.46%) eggPlant
9 9 (2.01%) Calabash
9 9 (2.01%) JBehave
10 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.79%) JUnit
11 7 (1.57%) Robotium
12 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.34%) JMeter
12 6 (1.34%) Subversion
12 6 (1.34%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.12%) TestNG
General
1 87 (19.46%) Finance
2 55 (12.30%) Banking
3 37 (8.28%) Retail
4 16 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.24%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.57%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.57%) Billing
8 5 (1.12%) Advertising
9 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.89%) Electronics
9 4 (0.89%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.67%) Front Office
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.45%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.75%) .NET
2 43 (9.62%) HTML
3 39 (8.72%) ASP.NET
3 39 (8.72%) JSP
4 25 (5.59%) Web Services
5 18 (4.03%) XML
5 18 (4.03%) SOAP
6 7 (1.57%) REST
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.89%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.89%) CSS
9 3 (0.67%) J2ME
9 3 (0.67%) WAP
9 3 (0.67%) Middleware
9 3 (0.67%) CSS3
9 3 (0.67%) Spring
9 3 (0.67%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.45%) jQuery
10 2 (0.45%) HTML5
11 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.37%) Mobile App
2 19 (4.25%) Open Source
3 17 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.79%) Derivative
4 8 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.57%) GIS
5 7 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.57%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (0.89%) Swaptions
7 4 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (0.89%) Statistics
8 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.67%) Video on Demand
8 3 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.67%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.26%) Windows
2 24 (5.37%) Linux
3 15 (3.36%) UNIX
4 9 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.01%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.01%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.89%) Android
6 4 (0.89%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.89%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.45%) HPUX
7 2 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (28.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 104 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (22.60%) Test Scripting
4 87 (19.46%) Test Strategy
5 59 (13.20%) Test Automation
6 57 (12.75%) Software Testing
7 45 (10.07%) Test Planning
8 43 (9.62%) CRM
9 40 (8.95%) Test Management
10 39 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (8.28%) Migration
12 36 (8.05%) Project Management
13 35 (7.83%) Integration Testing
14 34 (7.61%) Knowledge Management
15 33 (7.38%) BDD
16 31 (6.94%) Performance Testing
17 29 (6.49%) Scrum
18 27 (6.04%) Functional Testing
19 26 (5.82%) Waterfall
20 25 (5.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.54%) SQL
2 41 (9.17%) JavaScript
3 37 (8.28%) C#
4 34 (7.61%) Java
5 27 (6.04%) VB
6 10 (2.24%) Ruby
7 6 (1.34%) C
8 5 (1.12%) Python
9 4 (0.89%) Perl
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
10 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (0.45%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 106 (23.71%) ISTQB
2 88 (19.69%) ISEB
3 71 (15.88%) Security Cleared
4 59 (13.20%) SC Cleared
5 47 (10.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 34 (7.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.91%) Degree
9 10 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.89%) MCITP
11 4 (0.89%) HND
11 4 (0.89%) MCSE
11 4 (0.89%) CCNA
12 3 (0.67%) CCNP
13 1 (0.22%) OCA
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.08%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.89%) Nmap
2 4 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.89%) Nessus
3 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (18.79%) HP
2 81 (18.12%) Oracle
3 57 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 30 (6.71%) SAP
5 11 (2.46%) Siebel
6 8 (1.79%) Cisco
6 8 (1.79%) VMware
7 7 (1.57%) Citrix
7 7 (1.57%) JD Edwards
7 7 (1.57%) Informatica
8 5 (1.12%) Lotus
9 4 (0.89%) Juniper
9 4 (0.89%) IBM
9 4 (0.89%) Actimize
10 3 (0.67%) Pega
10 3 (0.67%) hybris
10 3 (0.67%) Remedy
10 3 (0.67%) ESRI
10 3 (0.67%) BMC
10 3 (0.67%) Apple
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