The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 60 75 83
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.12% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 868 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.60% 91.18% 89.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 372 382
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 39
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (54.55%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
5 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Retail
5 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
5 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Test Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center