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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 340 305 303
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 99 116 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 82 89
Average daily rate £425 £423 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +33 14 £475 +12.42% 6
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £363 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 65 (34.76%) Finance
1 65 (34.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 61 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (31.55%) Test Scripting
4 48 (25.67%) QA
5 47 (25.13%) Test Strategy
6 33 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 33 (17.65%) Banking
7 32 (17.11%) SQL
8 28 (14.97%) Retail
8 28 (14.97%) Selenium
9 26 (13.90%) Integration Testing
9 26 (13.90%) ISTQB
10 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
11 21 (11.23%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (10.70%) ISEB
13 19 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (10.16%) Test Management
13 19 (10.16%) JIRA
13 19 (10.16%) System Integration Testing
13 19 (10.16%) Functional Testing
14 18 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (9.63%) Test Planning
15 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
15 17 (9.09%) Java
15 17 (9.09%) Software Testing
15 17 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 17 (9.09%) User Stories
16 16 (8.56%) HP Quality Center
16 16 (8.56%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Node.js
4 1 (0.53%) SAS
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.21%) MS Office
3 5 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.53%) BASE24
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) HFM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) GitHub
1 2 (1.07%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) VPN
2 2 (1.07%) BGP
2 2 (1.07%) DNS
2 2 (1.07%) Firewall
2 2 (1.07%) LAN
2 2 (1.07%) OSPF
2 2 (1.07%) WAN
3 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.53%) ATM
3 1 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) INAP
3 1 (0.53%) ISUP
3 1 (0.53%) Node B
3 1 (0.53%) RNC
3 1 (0.53%) SS7
3 1 (0.53%) Wireless
3 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.23%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.14%) DataStage
2 4 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.97%) Selenium
2 19 (10.16%) JIRA
3 11 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.81%) HP UFT
5 8 (4.28%) Appium
5 8 (4.28%) SpecFlow
6 7 (3.74%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.21%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.60%) JMeter
8 3 (1.60%) TestPartner
9 2 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.07%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.07%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.07%) Protractor
9 2 (1.07%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.07%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.53%) The Grinder
General
1 65 (34.76%) Finance
2 33 (17.65%) Banking
3 28 (14.97%) Retail
4 13 (6.95%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.74%) Advertising
6 4 (2.14%) Law
6 4 (2.14%) Marketing
6 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.60%) Games
8 2 (1.07%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) .NET
2 5 (2.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.07%) HTML
4 2 (1.07%) Velocity
4 2 (1.07%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.53%) CSS
5 1 (0.53%) Grails
5 1 (0.53%) Java EE
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.67%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.14%) Derivative
5 4 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.60%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.60%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.07%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.07%) Equities
7 2 (1.07%) Fintech
7 2 (1.07%) FMCG
7 2 (1.07%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.07%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) CESG
8 1 (0.53%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.81%) Android
1 9 (4.81%) Apple iOS
2 8 (4.28%) Unix
3 7 (3.74%) Windows
4 6 (3.21%) Linux
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (34.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 61 (32.62%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (31.55%) Test Scripting
4 47 (25.13%) Test Strategy
5 33 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 26 (13.90%) Integration Testing
7 23 (12.30%) Test Automation
8 19 (10.16%) Functional Testing
8 19 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (10.16%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (10.16%) Test Management
9 18 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (9.63%) Test Planning
10 17 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 17 (9.09%) User Stories
11 16 (8.56%) Scrum
12 15 (8.02%) BDD
12 15 (8.02%) CRM
13 13 (6.95%) SDLC
13 13 (6.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.11%) SQL
2 17 (9.09%) Java
3 8 (4.28%) C#
4 2 (1.07%) C
4 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.07%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.07%) Ruby
5 1 (0.53%) Python
5 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (13.90%) ISTQB
2 20 (10.70%) ISEB
3 17 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 14 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.88%) Degree
6 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) CEH
9 1 (0.53%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (25.67%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) SDET
3 2 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.07%) GAAP
4 1 (0.53%) EMIR
4 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (8.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.60%) WMI
3 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.28%) IBM
3 7 (3.74%) HP
3 7 (3.74%) Oracle
3 7 (3.74%) SAP
4 4 (2.14%) Adobe
4 4 (2.14%) Informatica
5 3 (1.60%) ATG
5 3 (1.60%) CODA
5 3 (1.60%) JDA
6 2 (1.07%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.07%) SimCorp
6 2 (1.07%) VMware
7 1 (0.53%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos
7 1 (0.53%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.53%) Sun
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