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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 56 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.69% 0.53% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £374 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
South East

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
562 720 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.06% 96.26% 97.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 456 277
Average daily rate £350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 44
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £31.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Oxford +9 3 £375 +30.43%
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Remote Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft