The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 39 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.35% 1.81% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 1.86% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
278 323 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.20% 97.29% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 243 121
Median daily rate £375 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 22
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Oxford region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the Oxford region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Oxford region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft