The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 72 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.41% 0.34% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.36% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £463 £375 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +31.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) MSF
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SAP HCM
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Contact Management
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (40.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) MSF
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Contact Management
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP