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 12 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 116 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.16% 0.53% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.57% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Average daily rate - £385 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
1806 1917 1650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 94.95% 91.85% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1054 887
Average daily rate £385 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 124 97
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.72 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Fareham - 1 - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) ZigBee

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) LoadUI
2 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) TestComplete
3 1 (7.69%) WATIR
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Case Management
4 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) SysML
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Telerik