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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 47 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.75% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
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 -
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
659 420 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.06% 96.77% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 225 190
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 37 38
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 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £35.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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 - 7 £323 -
Banbury - - - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (53.33%) LoadRunner
1 8 (53.33%) HP
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Subversion
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Django
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) TestDirector

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) LoadRunner
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (6.67%) DTV
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Change Control
6 1 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) SAP