The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 July 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 London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 323 340 341
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 83 81 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 47
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £371 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £357 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21789 22449 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.50% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14922 15272 15897
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 467 652
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
City of London +1 18 £375 -11.76% 3
Brentford - 1 - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 66 (32.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 57 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.36%) Test Scripting
2 57 (28.36%) ISEB
3 51 (25.37%) Test Strategy
4 48 (23.88%) Finance
5 43 (21.39%) SQL
6 42 (20.90%) Test Automation
7 41 (20.40%) QA
8 39 (19.40%) Selenium
8 39 (19.40%) Software Testing
9 38 (18.91%) ISTQB
10 33 (16.42%) HP Quality Center
11 32 (15.92%) Mobile App
12 30 (14.93%) BDD
12 30 (14.93%) Banking
13 29 (14.43%) Retail
13 29 (14.43%) Scrum
14 27 (13.43%) Java
15 25 (12.44%) Web Services
16 21 (10.45%) Oracle
16 21 (10.45%) HP
17 20 (9.95%) Waterfall
17 20 (9.95%) Cucumber
17 20 (9.95%) Open Source
18 19 (9.45%) Test Management
18 19 (9.45%) Performance Testing
18 19 (9.45%) Automated Testing
19 18 (8.96%) LoadRunner
19 18 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (2.49%) Apache
2 4 (1.99%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.49%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.48%) MS Office
3 6 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.99%) Stata
4 4 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.00%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.50%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.50%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.50%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.50%) Minerva
4 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.50%) Agresso
4 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) Internet
2 7 (3.48%) Network Security
3 5 (2.49%) 4G
3 5 (2.49%) 2G
3 5 (2.49%) 3G
4 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.46%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.97%) Big Data
4 9 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.98%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.49%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (1.49%) DB2
8 2 (1.00%) MySQL
8 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.50%) QlikView
9 1 (0.50%) BODI
9 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (19.40%) Selenium
2 20 (9.95%) Cucumber
3 18 (8.96%) LoadRunner
4 17 (8.46%) JIRA
4 17 (8.46%) SoapUI
5 15 (7.46%) eggPlant
6 11 (5.47%) WebDriver
6 11 (5.47%) Calabash
7 10 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (4.98%) JBehave
7 10 (4.98%) FitNesse
8 8 (3.98%) Robotium
9 6 (2.99%) Maven
10 5 (2.49%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.49%) Apache Ivy
10 5 (2.49%) Toad
10 5 (2.49%) Ant
11 4 (1.99%) Hudson
11 4 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 48 (23.88%) Finance
2 30 (14.93%) Banking
3 29 (14.43%) Retail
4 12 (5.97%) General Ledger
5 9 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.48%) Games
7 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.99%) Publishing
7 4 (1.99%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.49%) Front Office
9 2 (1.00%) Back Office
9 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.00%) Electronics
9 2 (1.00%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.44%) Web Services
2 15 (7.46%) SOAP
3 11 (5.47%) .NET
4 10 (4.98%) REST
5 9 (4.48%) HTML
6 6 (2.99%) XML
7 5 (2.49%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.49%) WAP
7 5 (2.49%) J2ME
8 4 (1.99%) Flash
9 3 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.49%) CSS
9 3 (1.49%) JSP
9 3 (1.49%) J2EE
10 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.00%) CSS3
10 2 (1.00%) HTML5
10 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.50%) Cocoa Touch
11 1 (0.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.92%) Mobile App
2 20 (9.95%) Open Source
3 8 (3.98%) GIS
3 8 (3.98%) Economics
3 8 (3.98%) Statistics
3 8 (3.98%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.48%) Video on Demand
4 7 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.99%) IPTV
6 5 (2.49%) Handset
7 4 (1.99%) Swaptions
7 4 (1.99%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.99%) Derivative
7 4 (1.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.46%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.98%) Windows
2 10 (4.98%) Android
3 4 (1.99%) UNIX
4 3 (1.49%) Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (32.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 57 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.36%) Test Scripting
3 51 (25.37%) Test Strategy
4 42 (20.90%) Test Automation
5 39 (19.40%) Software Testing
6 30 (14.93%) BDD
7 29 (14.43%) Scrum
8 20 (9.95%) Waterfall
9 19 (9.45%) Test Management
9 19 (9.45%) Performance Testing
9 19 (9.45%) Automated Testing
10 17 (8.46%) Security Testing
11 16 (7.96%) TDD
11 16 (7.96%) E-Commerce
11 16 (7.96%) CRM
11 16 (7.96%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (7.96%) Quality Management
12 14 (6.97%) ETL
12 14 (6.97%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.39%) SQL
2 27 (13.43%) Java
3 8 (3.98%) C#
3 8 (3.98%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.98%) Ruby
4 4 (1.99%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (28.36%) ISEB
2 38 (18.91%) ISTQB
3 18 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (7.96%) Degree
5 9 (4.48%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.40%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) HDFS
2 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 33 (16.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (10.45%) Oracle
1 21 (10.45%) HP
2 13 (6.47%) Informatica
2 13 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.98%) Siebel
3 8 (3.98%) hybris
4 7 (3.48%) JD Edwards
4 7 (3.48%) SAP
5 6 (2.99%) IBM
6 5 (2.49%) Apple
6 5 (2.49%) Sun
7 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.00%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Actimize
8 1 (0.50%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.50%) Fundtech
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.50%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.50%) Calypso
8 1 (0.50%) Cerner
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