The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 40 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.90% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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 Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
506 464 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.20% 97.68% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 268 247
Average daily rate £350 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 59
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (66.67%) HP
1 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
1 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (8.33%) MySQL
6 1 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
6 1 (8.33%) DTV
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (8.33%) Electronics
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (8.33%) Publishing
6 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) LoadRunner
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP