The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 87 108 92
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 25 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.20% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 6
Average daily rate £313 £388 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +73.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £398 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1870 1595 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.08% 93.49% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 954 815
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 163 216
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton - 5 £324 - 1
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (40.00%) HP
2 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
4 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (27.50%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) Knowledge Management
6 10 (25.00%) C#
6 10 (25.00%) HTML
6 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (25.00%) JSP
6 10 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (22.50%) VB
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle
9 7 (17.50%) Citrix
9 7 (17.50%) SAN
9 7 (17.50%) Retail
10 6 (15.00%) CRM
10 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 5 (12.50%) Document Management
11 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Project Management
12 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
12 4 (10.00%) Selenium
13 3 (7.50%) JIRA
13 3 (7.50%) QA

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) SAN
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.50%) Hudson
5 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) Behat
5 1 (2.50%) Maven
5 1 (2.50%) NUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Ant
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 10 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 10 (25.00%) JSP
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (15.00%) CRM
2 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.50%) Document Management
3 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) User Stories
7 1 (2.50%) BDD
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (22.50%) VB
4 2 (5.00%) VBA
4 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) ISEB
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) HP
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) BMC
6 1 (2.50%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco