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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 352 347 313
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 79 87 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.40% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 87
Median daily rate £425 £380 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £538 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
20419 21560 22362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 95.11% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14600 15240 16105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 350 445
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +4 20 £450 - 5
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 61 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 47 (26.86%) Finance
4 43 (24.57%) Test Strategy
5 35 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 34 (19.43%) QA
7 33 (18.86%) Banking
8 28 (16.00%) Retail
9 26 (14.86%) ISEB
9 26 (14.86%) Selenium
10 25 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 24 (13.71%) Test Automation
11 24 (13.71%) SQL
12 23 (13.14%) Microsoft
13 20 (11.43%) Defect Management
13 20 (11.43%) JIRA
13 20 (11.43%) Test Management
14 19 (10.86%) BDD
14 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (10.29%) Automated Testing
16 17 (9.71%) Scrum
16 17 (9.71%) HP
17 16 (9.14%) HP UFT
17 16 (9.14%) Migration
17 16 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (8.57%) CRM
18 15 (8.57%) Functional Testing
19 14 (8.00%) TDD
20 13 (7.43%) SAP
20 13 (7.43%) Waterfall

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 7 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.86%) Confluence
3 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.14%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.14%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.57%) Magento
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.57%) GitHub
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
1 1 (0.57%) Office 365
1 1 (0.57%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) PBX
2 1 (0.57%) HTTP
2 1 (0.57%) Intranet
2 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.57%) DataStage
5 1 (0.57%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 26 (14.86%) Selenium
2 20 (11.43%) JIRA
3 16 (9.14%) HP UFT
3 16 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.43%) SoapUI
5 12 (6.86%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.57%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.00%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.43%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.86%) CasperJS
9 5 (2.86%) JUnit
10 4 (2.29%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.29%) Protractor
10 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.71%) JMeter
11 3 (1.71%) NUnit
12 2 (1.14%) JBehave
12 2 (1.14%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (26.86%) Finance
2 33 (18.86%) Banking
3 28 (16.00%) Retail
4 11 (6.29%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.57%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.43%) Law
7 5 (2.86%) Legal
8 4 (2.29%) Billing
8 4 (2.29%) Front Office
8 4 (2.29%) Games
8 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) Web Services
3 4 (2.29%) RESTful
4 3 (1.71%) Middleware
4 3 (1.71%) SOAP
5 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.14%) Drools
5 2 (1.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.14%) LAMP
5 2 (1.14%) Laravel
5 2 (1.14%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
5 2 (1.14%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) Chai
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) Java EE
6 1 (0.57%) JSON
6 1 (0.57%) React
6 1 (0.57%) RESTEasy
6 1 (0.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.29%) EPoS
2 4 (2.29%) Fintech
3 3 (1.71%) IVR
3 3 (1.71%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.14%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.14%) Derivative
4 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.57%) iPad
5 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.29%) Android
2 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.57%) Unix
2 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (31.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (24.57%) Test Strategy
4 35 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 24 (13.71%) Test Automation
6 20 (11.43%) Defect Management
6 20 (11.43%) Test Management
7 19 (10.86%) BDD
7 19 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (10.29%) Automated Testing
9 17 (9.71%) Scrum
10 16 (9.14%) Migration
11 15 (8.57%) CRM
11 15 (8.57%) Functional Testing
12 14 (8.00%) TDD
13 13 (7.43%) Waterfall
14 12 (6.86%) Automation Testing
14 12 (6.86%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.29%) ETL
15 11 (6.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.71%) SQL
2 12 (6.86%) Java
3 5 (2.86%) C#
3 5 (2.86%) Ruby
4 3 (1.71%) C
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.14%) PHP
5 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.14%) VBScript
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) Groovy
6 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (14.86%) ISEB
2 25 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.86%) Degree
4 5 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.29%) PhD
6 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.43%) QA
2 7 (4.00%) SDET
3 3 (1.71%) Solvency II
4 2 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.14%) EMIR
4 2 (1.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) Ambari
2 1 (0.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.57%) collectd
2 1 (0.57%) Grafana
2 1 (0.57%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.57%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.71%) HP
3 13 (7.43%) SAP
4 6 (3.43%) Oracle
5 5 (2.86%) Sybase
6 4 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.71%) hybris
7 3 (1.71%) IBM
8 2 (1.14%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.14%) Avaya
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco
8 2 (1.14%) Genesys
8 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix
9 1 (0.57%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Siebel
9 1 (0.57%) webMethods