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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 307 297 308
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 103 109 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.52% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 82 73
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
19750 19818 20801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.67% 94.52% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13971 14054 14059
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 331 405
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +49 33 £475 +10.14% 5
Hayes - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 £310 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 64 (31.84%) QA
2 61 (30.35%) Finance
3 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 48 (23.88%) Test Scripting
6 46 (22.89%) Test Strategy
7 43 (21.39%) Banking
8 34 (16.92%) SQL
9 30 (14.93%) ISTQB
9 30 (14.93%) Test Automation
9 30 (14.93%) Defect Management
10 29 (14.43%) JIRA
11 27 (13.43%) ISEB
12 25 (12.44%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (12.44%) Selenium
13 23 (11.44%) Software Testing
13 23 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (11.44%) Non-Functional Testing
14 21 (10.45%) Test Planning
14 21 (10.45%) System Integration Testing
14 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.45%) Retail
14 21 (10.45%) Performance Testing
15 20 (9.95%) Scrum
16 19 (9.45%) Integration Testing
16 19 (9.45%) Test Management
17 18 (8.96%) Java
18 17 (8.46%) BDD
18 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
18 17 (8.46%) Mentoring

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (1.99%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.49%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) CMS
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Office
2 4 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.99%) MS Project
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.00%) SAP FI-GL
2 2 (1.00%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.00%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.00%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.50%) Aligne
3 1 (0.50%) BASE24
3 1 (0.50%) HFM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.50%) ATM
2 1 (0.50%) BGP
2 1 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (0.50%) DNS
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.50%) INAP
2 1 (0.50%) ISUP
2 1 (0.50%) LAN
2 1 (0.50%) LDAP
2 1 (0.50%) Node B
2 1 (0.50%) OSPF
2 1 (0.50%) RNC
2 1 (0.50%) SS7
2 1 (0.50%) VPN
2 1 (0.50%) WAN
2 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.44%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.99%) DataStage
4 3 (1.49%) Big Data
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (14.43%) JIRA
2 25 (12.44%) Selenium
3 12 (5.97%) HP UFT
4 11 (5.47%) Cucumber
5 10 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.48%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.99%) Appium
8 5 (2.49%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.99%) JMeter
9 4 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.49%) TestPartner
10 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.00%) Fiddler
11 2 (1.00%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.00%) Geb
11 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.00%) Spock
11 2 (1.00%) WinRunner
11 2 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (30.35%) Finance
2 43 (21.39%) Banking
3 21 (10.45%) Retail
4 15 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.48%) Advertising
6 5 (2.49%) Games
7 4 (1.99%) Legal
7 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.49%) Law
9 2 (1.00%) Billing
9 2 (1.00%) Front Office
10 1 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.48%) XML
2 6 (2.99%) .NET
2 6 (2.99%) Gherkin
3 4 (1.99%) FIXML
3 4 (1.99%) FpML
4 2 (1.00%) CSS
4 2 (1.00%) Grails
4 2 (1.00%) HTML
4 2 (1.00%) SOAP
4 2 (1.00%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.99%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.49%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.49%) Derivative
5 4 (1.99%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.99%) Equities
5 4 (1.99%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.99%) User Experience
6 3 (1.49%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.00%) EPoS
7 2 (1.00%) New Media
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.00%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.48%) Unix
2 8 (3.98%) Windows
3 5 (2.49%) Android
3 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.49%) Linux
4 3 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (23.88%) Test Scripting
4 46 (22.89%) Test Strategy
5 30 (14.93%) Defect Management
5 30 (14.93%) Test Automation
6 23 (11.44%) Non-Functional Testing
6 23 (11.44%) Software Testing
7 21 (10.45%) Performance Testing
7 21 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (10.45%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (10.45%) Test Planning
8 20 (9.95%) Scrum
9 19 (9.45%) Integration Testing
9 19 (9.45%) Test Management
10 17 (8.46%) BDD
10 17 (8.46%) Functional Testing
10 17 (8.46%) Mentoring
11 15 (7.46%) ETL
12 14 (6.97%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.92%) SQL
2 18 (8.96%) Java
3 7 (3.48%) C#
4 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.00%) ABAP
5 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.00%) VBA
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) PHP
6 1 (0.50%) Python
6 1 (0.50%) Ruby
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (14.93%) ISTQB
2 27 (13.43%) ISEB
3 17 (8.46%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.48%) Degree
6 4 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (31.84%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) GAAP
2 2 (1.00%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (12.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (6.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.47%) HP
3 10 (4.98%) Oracle
4 6 (2.99%) SAP
5 5 (2.49%) Murex
6 4 (1.99%) Informatica
6 4 (1.99%) Rally
7 3 (1.49%) VMware
8 2 (1.00%) CODA
8 2 (1.00%) IBM
8 2 (1.00%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe
9 1 (0.50%) Apple
9 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.50%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.50%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.50%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.50%) Sun
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