The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 31 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.92% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£323 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
354 179 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 96.99% 95.72% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 94 112
Average daily rate £450 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.19 £27.50 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (12.50%) Django
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) DTV
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) DTV
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) SAP