The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 88 90 110
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 28 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.28% 0.50% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.54% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
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£330 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Test Leader
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1989 1491 1693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.95% 93.48% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 886 874
Average daily rate £350 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 124 161
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Hampshire region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the Hampshire region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Gosport - 15 £475 -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Andover - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 41 (59.42%) HP
1 41 (59.42%) ISTQB
2 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
3 33 (47.83%) Oracle
4 31 (44.93%) .NET
4 31 (44.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 29 (42.03%) HTML
5 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
6 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
6 27 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 27 (39.13%) JSP
7 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
8 24 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
9 19 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (27.54%) CRM
10 18 (26.09%) C#
10 18 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
11 17 (24.64%) VB
11 17 (24.64%) Project Management
12 14 (20.29%) DV Cleared
13 13 (18.84%) Oracle EBS
13 13 (18.84%) SQL
14 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
14 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
15 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
16 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
17 9 (13.04%) XML
17 9 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (11.59%) UNIX

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
1 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) Wireshark
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.80%) HTTPS
1 4 (5.80%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
4 2 (2.90%) JUnit
5 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.45%) Introscope
5 1 (1.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.45%) Hudson
5 1 (1.45%) TestNG
5 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.90%) Billing
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.93%) .NET
2 29 (42.03%) HTML
3 27 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 27 (39.13%) JSP
4 9 (13.04%) XML
5 3 (4.35%) SOAP
5 3 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (1.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) GIS
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) UNIX
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 2000
3 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
2 19 (27.54%) CRM
3 18 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 17 (24.64%) Project Management
5 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.25%) Security Testing
10 4 (5.80%) Validation
10 4 (5.80%) Migration
10 4 (5.80%) Scrum
10 4 (5.80%) Workflow
11 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.35%) Data Transformation
11 3 (4.35%) Campaign Management
11 3 (4.35%) Integration Testing
12 2 (2.90%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 18 (26.09%) C#
3 17 (24.64%) VB
4 13 (18.84%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) Java
6 3 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.90%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (59.42%) ISTQB
2 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (44.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.29%) DV Cleared
6 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.80%) MCSE
8 4 (5.80%) CCNA
9 3 (4.35%) CCNP
9 3 (4.35%) MCITP
10 2 (2.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Nmap
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) HP
2 33 (47.83%) Oracle
3 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Siebel
4 3 (4.35%) Lotus
4 3 (4.35%) ESRI
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) VMware