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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 90 80 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 29 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.28% 1.55% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 6
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £354 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
2065 1808 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.37% 90.31% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1052 991
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 114 169
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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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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
Southampton -1 14 £395 +21.91% 2
Winchester - 8 £288 -
Farnborough - 2 £300 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
3 11 (31.43%) HP
3 11 (31.43%) Java
3 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
3 11 (31.43%) Ruby
4 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) JIRA
4 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Confluence
5 9 (25.71%) Maven
5 9 (25.71%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
5 9 (25.71%) JUnit
5 9 (25.71%) JMeter
5 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
5 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
5 9 (25.71%) Puppet
5 9 (25.71%) SoapUI
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (20.00%) Vagrant
7 7 (20.00%) Project Management
7 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (20.00%) MS Office
7 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (20.00%) JSP
7 7 (20.00%) JavaScript

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (25.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) SAN
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) JIRA
2 9 (25.71%) JUnit
2 9 (25.71%) JMeter
2 9 (25.71%) Maven
2 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
2 9 (25.71%) SoapUI
2 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
3 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (20.00%) RSpec
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
1 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (20.00%) JSP
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) UNIX
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Test Management
8 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.71%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Migration
11 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.86%) SOA
11 1 (2.86%) CMMI
11 1 (2.86%) Validation
11 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
1 11 (31.43%) Ruby
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) Perl
4 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.43%) MCITP
6 2 (5.71%) ISEB
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Puppet
2 7 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) IBM