The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 350 332 346
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 90 102 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.47% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 62
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
21746 21911 23265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 94.98% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15443 15462 16112
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 348 444
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +14 15 £438 +3.05% 3
Croydon -11 2 £359 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 72 (36.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (29.08%) Test Strategy
4 55 (28.06%) Finance
5 44 (22.45%) QA
5 44 (22.45%) Test Scripting
6 40 (20.41%) Retail
7 39 (19.90%) Banking
8 34 (17.35%) Defect Management
9 28 (14.29%) ISTQB
9 28 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 28 (14.29%) ISEB
10 26 (13.27%) SQL
11 25 (12.76%) Selenium
11 25 (12.76%) Integration Testing
12 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (10.71%) CRM
13 21 (10.71%) Test Automation
14 20 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
15 19 (9.69%) Automated Testing
16 18 (9.18%) Security Cleared
16 18 (9.18%) Migration
17 17 (8.67%) Scrum
17 17 (8.67%) Waterfall
17 17 (8.67%) Functional Testing
18 16 (8.16%) BDD
18 16 (8.16%) Validation
18 16 (8.16%) Regression Testing
18 16 (8.16%) SAP
18 16 (8.16%) TDD

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.55%) Confluence
3 3 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.02%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) PBX
2 2 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) ATM
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.04%) GIS
3 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (12.76%) Selenium
2 13 (6.63%) JIRA
3 12 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 12 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.61%) HP UFT
4 11 (5.61%) SoapUI
5 9 (4.59%) WebDriver
6 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 7 (3.57%) Zephyr
7 5 (2.55%) Protractor
8 4 (2.04%) CasperJS
8 4 (2.04%) JMeter
8 4 (2.04%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.53%) Appium
9 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.53%) JBehave
9 3 (1.53%) JUnit
9 3 (1.53%) NUnit
9 3 (1.53%) TestComplete
General
1 55 (28.06%) Finance
2 40 (20.41%) Retail
3 39 (19.90%) Banking
4 14 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.10%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.06%) Games
7 4 (2.04%) Billing
8 3 (1.53%) Front Office
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
9 2 (1.02%) Law
9 2 (1.02%) Legal
9 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.61%) .NET
2 6 (3.06%) Web Services
3 4 (2.04%) Middleware
4 3 (1.53%) REST
4 3 (1.53%) RESTful
5 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.02%) Drools
5 2 (1.02%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.02%) Java EE
5 2 (1.02%) LAMP
5 2 (1.02%) Laravel
5 2 (1.02%) SOAP
5 2 (1.02%) Spring
5 2 (1.02%) Velocity
6 1 (0.51%) Chai
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.51%) React
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.08%) EPoS
3 6 (3.06%) Credit Risk
4 5 (2.55%) Fintech
4 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.04%) Derivative
6 3 (1.53%) IVR
6 3 (1.53%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.02%) User Experience
8 1 (0.51%) CESG
8 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.57%) Android
2 6 (3.06%) Windows
3 4 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (36.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 60 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (29.08%) Test Strategy
4 44 (22.45%) Test Scripting
5 34 (17.35%) Defect Management
6 25 (12.76%) Integration Testing
7 23 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (10.71%) CRM
8 21 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 20 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
10 19 (9.69%) Automated Testing
11 18 (9.18%) Migration
12 17 (8.67%) Functional Testing
12 17 (8.67%) Scrum
12 17 (8.67%) Waterfall
13 16 (8.16%) BDD
13 16 (8.16%) Regression Testing
13 16 (8.16%) TDD
13 16 (8.16%) Validation
14 14 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.27%) SQL
2 14 (7.14%) Java
3 11 (5.61%) C
4 7 (3.57%) C#
5 4 (2.04%) Ruby
6 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.02%) PHP
7 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) Groovy
8 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (14.29%) ISEB
1 28 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 18 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.57%) Degree
4 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.04%) PhD
7 3 (1.53%) PMP
8 2 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) CEH
9 1 (0.51%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (22.45%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) SDET
3 4 (2.04%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.53%) EMIR
4 3 (1.53%) MiFID
4 3 (1.53%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.51%) Basel II
5 1 (0.51%) Basel III
5 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.02%) WMI
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 28 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.16%) SAP
3 11 (5.61%) HP
4 8 (4.08%) IBM
5 4 (2.04%) Sybase
6 2 (1.02%) Adobe
6 2 (1.02%) ATG
6 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.02%) Avaya
6 2 (1.02%) Charles River
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco
6 2 (1.02%) Genesys
6 2 (1.02%) Google
6 2 (1.02%) hybris
6 2 (1.02%) JDA
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle
6 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.02%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.51%) TSYS
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