The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 279 316 324
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 114 65 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 42 60
Average daily rate £400 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £48.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.28% +29.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.40 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.65% -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21611 20076 25837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.78% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15036 13591 16634
Average daily rate £425 £448 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 407 578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Leader
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 38 £394 +5.00%
Docklands, London - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (28.28%) ISEB
2 55 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (25.25%) Finance
5 44 (22.22%) SQL
5 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 42 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 41 (20.71%) Test Strategy
7 41 (20.71%) Banking
7 41 (20.71%) Selenium
8 36 (18.18%) QA
9 34 (17.17%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (15.15%) BDD
10 30 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 29 (14.65%) ISTQB
12 26 (13.13%) Scrum
13 25 (12.63%) Java
14 24 (12.12%) Automated Testing
14 24 (12.12%) TDD
15 23 (11.62%) Retail
15 23 (11.62%) E-Commerce
16 22 (11.11%) HP
17 21 (10.61%) JIRA
17 21 (10.61%) SoapUI
18 20 (10.10%) Mobile App
18 20 (10.10%) Web Services
19 18 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (9.09%) Test Management
20 17 (8.59%) Performance Testing
20 17 (8.59%) Cucumber

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (3.03%) Confluence
2 4 (2.02%) Apache
2 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.52%) MQSeries
3 3 (1.52%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.52%) Stata
2 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.01%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.51%) Agresso
2 1 (0.51%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.51%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.51%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.51%) Minerva
2 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.04%) Internet
2 3 (1.52%) 3G
2 3 (1.52%) 2G
2 3 (1.52%) Network Security
2 3 (1.52%) 4G
3 1 (0.51%) CTI
3 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.56%) Big Data
3 8 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.52%) DB2
5 3 (1.52%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.52%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (20.71%) Selenium
2 21 (10.61%) JIRA
2 21 (10.61%) SoapUI
3 17 (8.59%) Cucumber
4 16 (8.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (7.58%) LoadRunner
6 14 (7.07%) WebDriver
7 10 (5.05%) eggPlant
7 10 (5.05%) Maven
8 9 (4.55%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.54%) Calabash
9 7 (3.54%) JBehave
9 7 (3.54%) FitNesse
9 7 (3.54%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.53%) Robotium
12 4 (2.02%) Hudson
12 4 (2.02%) jMock
12 4 (2.02%) JMeter
12 4 (2.02%) JUnit
General
1 50 (25.25%) Finance
2 41 (20.71%) Banking
3 23 (11.62%) Retail
4 17 (8.59%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.07%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.54%) Games
6 7 (3.54%) General Ledger
7 4 (2.02%) Publishing
7 4 (2.02%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.02%) Front Office
7 4 (2.02%) Back Office
7 4 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.10%) Web Services
2 12 (6.06%) XML
2 12 (6.06%) SOAP
3 8 (4.04%) REST
4 7 (3.54%) .NET
5 5 (2.53%) HTML
6 4 (2.02%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.02%) Flash
7 3 (1.52%) J2ME
7 3 (1.52%) WAP
7 3 (1.52%) J2EE
8 2 (1.01%) JSON
8 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.51%) OAuth
9 1 (0.51%) RESTful
9 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.51%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.10%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.55%) Open Source
2 9 (4.55%) IPTV
3 8 (4.04%) Video on Demand
4 7 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.03%) Statistics
5 6 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.53%) Derivative
6 5 (2.53%) Economics
7 4 (2.02%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.02%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.52%) GIS
8 3 (1.52%) Handset
8 3 (1.52%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.01%) Kindle
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.05%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.55%) UNIX
3 8 (4.04%) Android
4 7 (3.54%) Windows
5 2 (1.01%) Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 44 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 42 (21.21%) Test Scripting
5 41 (20.71%) Test Strategy
6 30 (15.15%) BDD
6 30 (15.15%) Software Testing
7 26 (13.13%) Scrum
8 24 (12.12%) TDD
8 24 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 23 (11.62%) E-Commerce
10 18 (9.09%) Test Management
10 18 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (8.59%) Performance Testing
12 15 (7.58%) Waterfall
12 15 (7.58%) Automation Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Web Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Quality Management
13 13 (6.57%) Regression Testing
13 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.22%) SQL
2 25 (12.63%) Java
3 10 (5.05%) Ruby
4 7 (3.54%) VBScript
5 5 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.02%) C#
7 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.01%) C
8 2 (1.01%) VB
8 2 (1.01%) VBA
8 2 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (0.51%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 56 (28.28%) ISEB
2 29 (14.65%) ISTQB
3 17 (8.59%) Degree
4 5 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) GxP
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.51%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 34 (17.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.02%) MOM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (11.11%) HP
2 11 (5.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.04%) Informatica
3 8 (4.04%) hybris
4 7 (3.54%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.03%) IBM
5 6 (3.03%) SAP
6 3 (1.52%) Sybase
6 3 (1.52%) Apple
6 3 (1.52%) Sun
6 3 (1.52%) Calypso
7 2 (1.01%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.01%) Murex
7 2 (1.01%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.01%) Siebel
7 2 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe
8 1 (0.51%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.51%) Charles River
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago