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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 60 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 12 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.65% 0.61% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.64% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 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 £340 £340 £354
% change year-on-year
- -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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
690 469 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 94.78% 96.11% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 239 282
Average daily rate £400 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
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 36 45 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £25.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 27 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 27 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 8 £300 -25.00%
Kidlington - 5 £300 -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (68.75%) Migration
1 11 (68.75%) Knowledge Management
1 11 (68.75%) Non-Functional Testing
1 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
2 10 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 2 (12.50%) Publishing
9 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
10 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (6.25%) Magento
10 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (6.25%) Selenium
10 1 (6.25%) JIRA
10 1 (6.25%) ITIL
10 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Migration
1 11 (68.75%) Knowledge Management
1 11 (68.75%) Non-Functional Testing
1 11 (68.75%) Test Planning
2 10 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP