The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 325 358 336
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 103 84 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 59 48
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£450 £450 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
22759 23606 23181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.13% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16008 16286 15420
Average daily rate £425 £433 £439
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 403 548
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +22 25 £450 -2.70% 7
Ealing - 1 £250 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 61 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (24.46%) Test Scripting
4 39 (21.20%) Test Strategy
5 37 (20.11%) HP Quality Center
5 37 (20.11%) ISEB
6 36 (19.57%) Finance
7 35 (19.02%) Banking
8 34 (18.48%) QA
9 33 (17.93%) ISTQB
10 32 (17.39%) SQL
11 30 (16.30%) Oracle
12 29 (15.76%) Test Automation
13 28 (15.22%) Software Testing
14 27 (14.67%) Selenium
15 26 (14.13%) Test Management
16 25 (13.59%) BDD
17 24 (13.04%) HP
18 23 (12.50%) Test Planning
19 20 (10.87%) Java
20 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
20 19 (10.33%) HTML
20 19 (10.33%) QuickTest Pro
20 19 (10.33%) Open Source
21 18 (9.78%) Security Cleared
21 18 (9.78%) Scrum
21 18 (9.78%) .NET
21 18 (9.78%) CRM
22 17 (9.24%) Project Management
22 17 (9.24%) Investment Banking

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.09%) Apache
1 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) CMS
2 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.72%) MS Office
3 4 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.09%) MS Project
5 1 (0.54%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.17%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.63%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.09%) Summit
4 2 (1.09%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.54%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) Network Security
2 2 (1.09%) 4G
2 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.09%) 3G
2 2 (1.09%) 2G
3 1 (0.54%) GSM
3 1 (0.54%) DVB
3 1 (0.54%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.72%) MySQL
3 5 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.72%) Big Data
4 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.54%) BODI
5 1 (0.54%) QlikView
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 27 (14.67%) Selenium
2 19 (10.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (8.70%) JIRA
4 10 (5.43%) LoadRunner
4 10 (5.43%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.35%) JMeter
6 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.26%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.72%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.72%) Calabash
8 5 (2.72%) eggPlant
8 5 (2.72%) JUnit
8 5 (2.72%) FitNesse
9 4 (2.17%) Hudson
9 4 (2.17%) JBehave
10 3 (1.63%) Appium
10 3 (1.63%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.63%) Behat
10 3 (1.63%) Robotium
General
1 36 (19.57%) Finance
2 35 (19.02%) Banking
3 17 (9.24%) Investment Banking
4 15 (8.15%) Retail
5 5 (2.72%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Front Office
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.33%) HTML
2 18 (9.78%) .NET
3 15 (8.15%) Web Services
4 11 (5.98%) XML
4 11 (5.98%) JSP
5 9 (4.89%) SOAP
5 9 (4.89%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.80%) CSS
6 7 (3.80%) REST
7 5 (2.72%) jQuery
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.63%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.63%) Spring
8 3 (1.63%) CSS3
9 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.09%) J2ME
9 2 (1.09%) WAP
9 2 (1.09%) HTML5
10 1 (0.54%) DHTML
10 1 (0.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Open Source
2 14 (7.61%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.89%) Derivative
5 6 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.26%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.72%) GIS
6 5 (2.72%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (2.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (2.17%) Statistics
7 4 (2.17%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.17%) Swaptions
8 3 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.63%) Economics
9 2 (1.09%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.09%) Handset
9 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.52%) Linux
2 11 (5.98%) Windows
3 9 (4.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.17%) Android
4 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.63%) UNIX
6 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (28.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (24.46%) Test Scripting
4 39 (21.20%) Test Strategy
5 29 (15.76%) Test Automation
6 28 (15.22%) Software Testing
7 26 (14.13%) Test Management
8 25 (13.59%) BDD
9 23 (12.50%) Test Planning
10 18 (9.78%) Scrum
10 18 (9.78%) CRM
11 17 (9.24%) Project Management
12 16 (8.70%) ETL
13 15 (8.15%) TDD
13 15 (8.15%) Migration
13 15 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (7.61%) Regression Testing
14 14 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.61%) Integration Testing
14 14 (7.61%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.39%) SQL
2 20 (10.87%) Java
3 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.52%) C#
5 7 (3.80%) PHP
6 6 (3.26%) VB
7 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.17%) Ruby
9 2 (1.09%) C
9 2 (1.09%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) Python
10 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (20.11%) ISEB
2 33 (17.93%) ISTQB
3 18 (9.78%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (4.89%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.17%) Degree
9 3 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.54%) MCITP
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (18.48%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.17%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (20.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) Oracle
2 24 (13.04%) HP
3 13 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.80%) SAP
4 7 (3.80%) Siebel
5 6 (3.26%) Informatica
5 6 (3.26%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.72%) Cisco
6 5 (2.72%) VMware
7 4 (2.17%) Actimize
7 4 (2.17%) Cognos
7 4 (2.17%) Juniper
8 3 (1.63%) IBM
8 3 (1.63%) Murex
9 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
9 2 (1.09%) Sun
10 1 (0.54%) Mercator
10 1 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.54%) Thunderhead
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago