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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 305 317 349
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 103 95 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.45% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 54 43
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.50% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £46.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.19%
UK excluding London average 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
21039 21285 21609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.89% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14726 14659
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 384 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 -2 29 £450 +37.40% 9
Hammersmith - 2 £388 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.50%) Finance
3 47 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 47 (23.50%) Test Strategy
4 45 (22.50%) Test Scripting
5 44 (22.00%) SQL
6 41 (20.50%) Banking
7 37 (18.50%) QA
8 35 (17.50%) Test Automation
9 30 (15.00%) Selenium
10 29 (14.50%) ISTQB
10 29 (14.50%) ISEB
11 25 (12.50%) Test Planning
12 24 (12.00%) Java
13 23 (11.50%) Software Testing
13 23 (11.50%) Test Management
14 22 (11.00%) SAP
15 21 (10.50%) Migration
15 21 (10.50%) Retail
16 19 (9.50%) Investment Banking
16 19 (9.50%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (9.00%) HP
18 17 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (8.50%) Oracle
18 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (8.50%) Scrum
19 16 (8.00%) Microsoft
19 16 (8.00%) Integration Testing
19 16 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
20 15 (7.50%) Mentoring

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.50%) CMS
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) Drupal
4 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.50%) FileNet
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.50%) MS Office
4 2 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.00%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Summit
3 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.50%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.50%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.50%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.00%) ATM
2 2 (1.00%) PSTN
2 2 (1.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (1.00%) Intranet
2 2 (1.00%) 3G
2 2 (1.00%) SS7
2 2 (1.00%) TCAP
2 2 (1.00%) ISUP
2 2 (1.00%) SCCP
2 2 (1.00%) INAP
2 2 (1.00%) 2G
2 2 (1.00%) 4G
3 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (0.50%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (15.00%) Selenium
2 14 (7.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (6.50%) JIRA
4 9 (4.50%) HP UFT
5 7 (3.50%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.00%) LoadRunner
7 5 (2.50%) JMeter
7 5 (2.50%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.00%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.50%) Calabash
10 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.00%) ClearQuest
10 2 (1.00%) JUnit
11 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.50%) Xcode
11 1 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 53 (26.50%) Finance
2 41 (20.50%) Banking
3 21 (10.50%) Retail
4 19 (9.50%) Investment Banking
5 12 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 8 (4.00%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.50%) Front Office
7 3 (1.50%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.00%) Games
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
8 2 (1.00%) Automotive
8 2 (1.00%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.00%) French Language
8 2 (1.00%) German Language
8 2 (1.00%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.00%) .NET
2 9 (4.50%) HTML
3 6 (3.00%) SOAP
3 6 (3.00%) Web Services
4 4 (2.00%) XML
4 4 (2.00%) RESTful
5 2 (1.00%) JSON
5 2 (1.00%) REST
5 2 (1.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.00%) CGI
5 2 (1.00%) Middleware
5 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.00%) CSS
5 2 (1.00%) JSP
6 1 (0.50%) LAMP
6 1 (0.50%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.50%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.50%) SWIFT
3 5 (2.50%) NHS
4 4 (2.00%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.00%) Derivative
4 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.50%) New Media
5 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) EPoS
6 2 (1.00%) PKI
6 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.50%) Online Games
7 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.00%) Windows
2 5 (2.50%) Linux
2 5 (2.50%) Android
2 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.50%) UNIX
4 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 47 (23.50%) Test Strategy
3 45 (22.50%) Test Scripting
4 35 (17.50%) Test Automation
5 25 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 23 (11.50%) Test Management
6 23 (11.50%) Software Testing
7 21 (10.50%) Migration
8 19 (9.50%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (8.50%) Scrum
9 17 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.00%) Integration Testing
11 15 (7.50%) ETL
11 15 (7.50%) Mentoring
12 14 (7.00%) Performance Testing
13 13 (6.50%) BDD
13 13 (6.50%) Automated Testing
14 12 (6.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.00%) SQL
2 24 (12.00%) Java
3 9 (4.50%) Ruby
4 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.00%) C#
5 6 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.50%) C
6 3 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.00%) VB
8 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.50%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.50%) Groovy
8 1 (0.50%) Scala
8 1 (0.50%) C++
8 1 (0.50%) COBOL
8 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (14.50%) ISTQB
1 29 (14.50%) ISEB
2 11 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (4.50%) Degree
4 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) Basel III
2 2 (1.00%) COREP
2 2 (1.00%) FINREP
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (11.00%) SAP
2 18 (9.00%) HP
3 17 (8.50%) Oracle
4 16 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.50%) IBM
5 3 (1.50%) Informatica
5 3 (1.50%) Remedy
5 3 (1.50%) Kofax
5 3 (1.50%) Wall Street Systems
6 2 (1.00%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.00%) Capita
6 2 (1.00%) BT
6 2 (1.00%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.00%) Citrix
6 2 (1.00%) Apple
6 2 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.00%) Murex
6 2 (1.00%) Green Hat
6 2 (1.00%) WorldPay
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