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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 305 296 319
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 100 117 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.54% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 82 40
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£416 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £509 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
- -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £48.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
20647 21601 20072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.36% 92.74% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14190 15112 13566
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 387 420
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.83 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 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
City of London -1 23 £420 +5.00% 6
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 62 (32.98%) Finance
1 62 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (28.72%) QA
3 46 (24.47%) Test Strategy
4 43 (22.87%) SQL
5 41 (21.81%) Test Scripting
6 39 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (18.62%) Selenium
8 34 (18.09%) Test Automation
9 33 (17.55%) Banking
10 29 (15.43%) Test Management
11 28 (14.89%) Scrum
12 27 (14.36%) Java
13 24 (12.77%) ISTQB
14 23 (12.23%) ISEB
15 21 (11.17%) Investment Banking
16 20 (10.64%) Software Testing
16 20 (10.64%) Cucumber
17 19 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
18 18 (9.57%) TDD
18 18 (9.57%) Migration
18 18 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (9.04%) HP
19 17 (9.04%) Automated Testing
20 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
20 16 (8.51%) Windows
21 15 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
21 15 (7.98%) Manual Testing
21 15 (7.98%) Ruby
21 15 (7.98%) Retail

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 9 (4.79%) CMS
2 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) Drupal
3 3 (1.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.53%) FileNet
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.06%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.53%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.53%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
1 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.13%) ATM
2 3 (1.60%) Intranet
2 3 (1.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.53%) 4G
3 1 (0.53%) LAN
3 1 (0.53%) PSTN
3 1 (0.53%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) FTP
3 1 (0.53%) 2G
3 1 (0.53%) SS7
3 1 (0.53%) TCAP
3 1 (0.53%) ISUP
3 1 (0.53%) SCCP
3 1 (0.53%) INAP
3 1 (0.53%) 3G
3 1 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.06%) Big Data
5 2 (1.06%) DataStage
5 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (18.62%) Selenium
2 20 (10.64%) Cucumber
3 12 (6.38%) JMeter
4 10 (5.32%) JIRA
5 7 (3.72%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.19%) Calabash
6 6 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (3.19%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.66%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.13%) Appium
9 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.06%) eggPlant
10 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.06%) JUnit
10 2 (1.06%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.06%) Maven
11 1 (0.53%) NUnit
11 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.53%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 62 (32.98%) Finance
2 33 (17.55%) Banking
3 21 (11.17%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.98%) Retail
5 8 (4.26%) General Ledger
6 6 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.13%) Front Office
8 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.60%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.60%) Back Office
8 3 (1.60%) Automotive
8 3 (1.60%) Legal
9 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.06%) Games
9 2 (1.06%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.06%) French Language
9 2 (1.06%) German Language
9 2 (1.06%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.45%) HTML
2 9 (4.79%) .NET
3 8 (4.26%) CSS
4 7 (3.72%) JSON
4 7 (3.72%) REST
4 7 (3.72%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.66%) SOAP
6 4 (2.13%) Web Services
7 3 (1.60%) RESTful
7 3 (1.60%) XML
8 2 (1.06%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.06%) JSP
8 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.53%) iOS SDK
9 1 (0.53%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.53%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.85%) Derivative
2 9 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.66%) NHS
3 5 (2.66%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.60%) Open Source
5 3 (1.60%) AS400
6 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.06%) iSeries
6 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.06%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.06%) Equities
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) Online Games
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.51%) Windows
2 11 (5.85%) Android
2 11 (5.85%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.19%) UNIX
4 4 (2.13%) Linux
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) Solaris
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (24.47%) Test Strategy
3 41 (21.81%) Test Scripting
4 39 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (18.09%) Test Automation
6 29 (15.43%) Test Management
7 28 (14.89%) Scrum
8 20 (10.64%) Software Testing
9 18 (9.57%) TDD
9 18 (9.57%) Migration
9 18 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.04%) Automated Testing
11 16 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (7.98%) Manual Testing
12 15 (7.98%) Validation
13 14 (7.45%) Test Planning
14 11 (5.85%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.32%) BDD
16 9 (4.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.87%) SQL
2 27 (14.36%) Java
3 15 (7.98%) Ruby
4 13 (6.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.13%) C#
6 3 (1.60%) C
6 3 (1.60%) VB
7 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.06%) VBScript
7 2 (1.06%) PHP
7 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) Groovy
8 1 (0.53%) Scala
8 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) COBOL
8 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.77%) ISTQB
2 23 (12.23%) ISEB
3 10 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.72%) Degree
4 7 (3.72%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (28.72%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) MiFID
2 5 (2.66%) Basel III
2 5 (2.66%) EMIR
3 2 (1.06%) COREP
3 2 (1.06%) FINREP
4 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) SCOM
2 1 (0.53%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 17 (9.04%) HP
2 14 (7.45%) SAP
3 12 (6.38%) Oracle
4 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.13%) Cognizant
5 4 (2.13%) IBM
6 3 (1.60%) F5
6 3 (1.60%) Wall Street Systems
6 3 (1.60%) Sybase
6 3 (1.60%) VMware
6 3 (1.60%) Kofax
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.06%) Remedy
7 2 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.06%) Citrix
7 2 (1.06%) Informatica
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.53%) Dell
8 1 (0.53%) Adobe
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago