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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 345 344 339
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 79 78 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 57
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£403 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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
22142 23580 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15051 16152 16176
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 460 627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 14 £425 - 2
Ealing - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 63 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 57 (28.08%) Test Scripting
2 57 (28.08%) ISEB
3 47 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (20.69%) Finance
4 42 (20.69%) SQL
4 42 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 41 (20.20%) QA
5 41 (20.20%) Test Automation
6 38 (18.72%) HP Quality Center
7 37 (18.23%) ISTQB
8 36 (17.73%) Selenium
9 34 (16.75%) Banking
10 33 (16.26%) Software Testing
11 30 (14.78%) Oracle
12 29 (14.29%) Web Services
12 29 (14.29%) Mobile App
13 28 (13.79%) BDD
13 28 (13.79%) Retail
14 25 (12.32%) HP
15 22 (10.84%) Java
15 22 (10.84%) Scrum
16 21 (10.34%) Waterfall
17 20 (9.85%) Open Source
18 19 (9.36%) CRM
18 19 (9.36%) Performance Testing
19 18 (8.87%) Security Testing
19 18 (8.87%) Test Management
20 17 (8.37%) Cucumber
20 17 (8.37%) Automated Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (2.46%) Apache
2 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.99%) CMS
2 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.96%) MS Office
3 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.97%) Stata
3 4 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.99%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Agresso
4 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.49%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.49%) Minerva
4 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.94%) Internet
2 7 (3.45%) Network Security
3 5 (2.46%) 4G
3 5 (2.46%) 3G
3 5 (2.46%) 2G
4 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.43%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (3.94%) Big Data
4 8 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.99%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.49%) BODI
6 1 (0.49%) QlikView
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.49%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Selenium
2 17 (8.37%) Cucumber
3 16 (7.88%) SoapUI
4 15 (7.39%) LoadRunner
5 14 (6.90%) eggPlant
6 13 (6.40%) JIRA
7 11 (5.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (4.93%) JBehave
8 10 (4.93%) Calabash
9 9 (4.43%) WebDriver
10 8 (3.94%) Robotium
11 7 (3.45%) FitNesse
12 6 (2.96%) Maven
13 5 (2.46%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (2.46%) Toad
13 5 (2.46%) Ant
13 5 (2.46%) JUnit
14 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.48%) JMeter
14 3 (1.48%) Subversion
General
1 42 (20.69%) Finance
2 34 (16.75%) Banking
3 28 (13.79%) Retail
4 13 (6.40%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.45%) Games
6 7 (3.45%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.97%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.99%) Advertising
9 2 (0.99%) Front Office
9 2 (0.99%) Back Office
9 2 (0.99%) Electronics
9 2 (0.99%) Billing
10 1 (0.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.29%) Web Services
2 16 (7.88%) .NET
3 15 (7.39%) SOAP
4 12 (5.91%) HTML
5 9 (4.43%) REST
6 8 (3.94%) JSP
6 8 (3.94%) XML
7 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.46%) J2ME
8 5 (2.46%) WAP
9 4 (1.97%) CSS
10 3 (1.48%) Spring
10 3 (1.48%) CSS3
10 3 (1.48%) Spring MVC
10 3 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.99%) jQuery
11 2 (0.99%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.99%) Flash
11 2 (0.99%) HTML5
12 1 (0.49%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 20 (9.85%) Open Source
3 8 (3.94%) Mathematics
3 8 (3.94%) GIS
3 8 (3.94%) Economics
3 8 (3.94%) Statistics
4 7 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.46%) Handset
5 5 (2.46%) Derivative
5 5 (2.46%) Credit Risk
5 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.97%) Swaptions
6 4 (1.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 3 (1.48%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (0.99%) IPTV
8 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.91%) Windows
1 12 (5.91%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.45%) Linux
3 4 (1.97%) Android
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.48%) UNIX
5 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 57 (28.08%) Test Scripting
3 47 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (20.69%) Test Strategy
5 41 (20.20%) Test Automation
6 33 (16.26%) Software Testing
7 28 (13.79%) BDD
8 22 (10.84%) Scrum
9 21 (10.34%) Waterfall
10 19 (9.36%) Performance Testing
10 19 (9.36%) CRM
11 18 (8.87%) Security Testing
11 18 (8.87%) Test Management
12 17 (8.37%) Automated Testing
13 16 (7.88%) TDD
13 16 (7.88%) Quality Management
14 15 (7.39%) ETL
14 15 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
15 14 (6.90%) E-Commerce
15 14 (6.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.69%) SQL
2 22 (10.84%) Java
3 11 (5.42%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.42%) C#
4 4 (1.97%) VB
4 4 (1.97%) MATLAB
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (28.08%) ISEB
2 37 (18.23%) ISTQB
3 16 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (7.39%) Degree
5 14 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.40%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (20.20%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.48%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.49%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 38 (18.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (14.78%) Oracle
2 25 (12.32%) HP
3 17 (8.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.94%) Informatica
4 8 (3.94%) hybris
5 7 (3.45%) SAP
5 7 (3.45%) Siebel
6 6 (2.96%) JD Edwards
7 5 (2.46%) Apple
7 5 (2.46%) Sun
7 5 (2.46%) VMware
8 4 (1.97%) Actimize
8 4 (1.97%) Cisco
8 4 (1.97%) IBM
9 3 (1.48%) Juniper
10 2 (0.99%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.49%) Thunderhead
11 1 (0.49%) Cerner
11 1 (0.49%) Calypso
11 1 (0.49%) Sybase
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