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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 63 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.46% 0.60% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.63% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£300 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
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
719 478 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.36% 96.37% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 259 272
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -8 6 £300 -25.00%
Kidlington - 3 £300 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Migration
1 9 (69.23%) Knowledge Management
1 9 (69.23%) Non-Functional Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Test Planning
2 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
5 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) Publishing
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) ISEB
8 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (7.69%) Selenium
8 1 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Migration
1 9 (69.23%) Knowledge Management
1 9 (69.23%) Non-Functional Testing
1 9 (69.23%) Test Planning
2 8 (61.54%) Data Migration
3 6 (46.15%) Test Strategy
3 6 (46.15%) Black-Box Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
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