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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 108 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 15 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.68% 1.91% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 2.07% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 5
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£325 £340 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -21.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £373
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
Test Leader
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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
2049 1935 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.43% 92.23% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1243 1140 1008
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £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 133 116 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -6.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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
Winchester - 7 £300 -
Basingstoke +1 1 £445 -
Southampton -3 1 - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (41.86%) Performance Testing
2 14 (32.56%) Knowledge Management
2 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
2 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
3 11 (25.58%) Test Planning
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (20.93%) HP
5 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 8 (18.60%) Migration
6 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
7 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) JIRA
7 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Selenium
8 6 (13.95%) Security Testing
8 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (11.63%) SAN
9 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (11.63%) Perl
9 5 (11.63%) .NET
9 5 (11.63%) C#
9 5 (11.63%) HTML
9 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) SAN
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JIRA
2 6 (13.95%) Selenium
3 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.30%) JMeter
5 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
1 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
1 5 (11.63%) JSP
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) Performance Testing
2 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
2 14 (32.56%) Knowledge Management
3 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Test Planning
4 10 (23.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Migration
5 8 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
7 6 (13.95%) Security Testing
8 5 (11.63%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Test Management
10 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.98%) ITIL
10 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) C#
1 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
1 5 (11.63%) Perl
1 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
2 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.63%) MCITP
4 5 (11.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (9.30%) ISEB
6 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
1 9 (20.93%) HP
2 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) IBM