The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 316 315 314
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 107 120 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 82 60
Median daily rate £415 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.54%
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20543 22146 22132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.17% 94.57% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14871 15475 15388
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 369 394
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.72 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +43 20 £415 -7.77% 4
Croydon - 4 £358 -
Bromley - 2 £500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 74 (35.24%) Finance
2 68 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 62 (29.52%) Test Scripting
5 57 (27.14%) Test Strategy
6 43 (20.48%) QA
7 40 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 39 (18.57%) Banking
9 34 (16.19%) Retail
9 34 (16.19%) SQL
10 30 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 28 (13.33%) ISEB
12 27 (12.86%) Selenium
13 25 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
13 25 (11.90%) ISTQB
14 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
14 23 (10.95%) Microsoft
15 21 (10.00%) Functional Testing
15 21 (10.00%) Migration
16 20 (9.52%) Test Automation
17 19 (9.05%) HP Quality Center
17 19 (9.05%) Non-Functional Testing
17 19 (9.05%) CRM
17 19 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (8.57%) Scrum
19 17 (8.10%) Test Management
20 16 (7.62%) SC Cleared
20 16 (7.62%) JIRA
20 16 (7.62%) Validation

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.90%) Confluence
2 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) SAS
3 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.33%) MS Office
3 5 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.48%) BASE24
3 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) GitHub
2 2 (0.95%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.43%) VPN
2 2 (0.95%) BGP
2 2 (0.95%) DNS
2 2 (0.95%) Firewall
2 2 (0.95%) LAN
2 2 (0.95%) OSPF
2 2 (0.95%) WAN
3 1 (0.48%) ATM
3 1 (0.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.90%) DataStage
2 4 (1.90%) GIS
3 2 (0.95%) Big Data
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (12.86%) Selenium
2 16 (7.62%) JIRA
3 9 (4.29%) Cucumber
3 9 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (4.29%) WebDriver
4 8 (3.81%) HP UFT
5 7 (3.33%) Appium
5 7 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 7 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.38%) JMeter
6 5 (2.38%) Protractor
7 3 (1.43%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.95%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.95%) JBehave
8 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.95%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.95%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.48%) NUnit
General
1 74 (35.24%) Finance
2 39 (18.57%) Banking
3 34 (16.19%) Retail
4 14 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.33%) Advertising
6 5 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.90%) Games
7 4 (1.90%) Law
8 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.43%) Legal
8 3 (1.43%) Marketing
8 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
10 1 (0.48%) Back Office
10 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.29%) Web Services
2 6 (2.86%) .NET
3 4 (1.90%) Middleware
4 2 (0.95%) Gherkin
4 2 (0.95%) Java EE
4 2 (0.95%) Velocity
5 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.48%) Chai
5 1 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.48%) Node.js
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.48%) React
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.81%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.38%) Fintech
6 4 (1.90%) EPoS
6 4 (1.90%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.90%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.43%) Derivative
7 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.43%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.43%) User Experience
8 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.95%) Equities
8 2 (0.95%) FMCG
8 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.95%) iPad
8 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.95%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.76%) Android
1 10 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.29%) Linux
3 8 (3.81%) Unix
4 7 (3.33%) Windows
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (31.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 62 (29.52%) Test Scripting
4 57 (27.14%) Test Strategy
5 40 (19.05%) Defect Management
6 30 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 25 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
8 21 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 21 (10.00%) Migration
9 20 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 19 (9.05%) CRM
10 19 (9.05%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (8.57%) Scrum
11 18 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (8.10%) Test Management
13 16 (7.62%) User Stories
13 16 (7.62%) Validation
14 15 (7.14%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.14%) Waterfall
15 14 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.19%) SQL
2 15 (7.14%) Java
3 10 (4.76%) C#
4 8 (3.81%) C
5 3 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.95%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (13.33%) ISEB
2 25 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.29%) Degree
6 8 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.43%) PMP
8 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CEH
9 1 (0.48%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (20.48%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.90%) SDET
3 2 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.95%) GAAP
4 1 (0.48%) Basel II
4 1 (0.48%) Basel III
4 1 (0.48%) EMIR
4 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (9.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.43%) WMI
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.24%) SAP
3 10 (4.76%) IBM
4 8 (3.81%) HP
5 6 (2.86%) Oracle
6 4 (1.90%) Adobe
7 3 (1.43%) ATG
7 3 (1.43%) CODA
7 3 (1.43%) JDA
8 2 (0.95%) Charles River
8 2 (0.95%) Informatica
8 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.95%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.48%) Cognos
9 1 (0.48%) Google
9 1 (0.48%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.48%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.48%) Murex
9 1 (0.48%) SunGard
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