The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 53 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 0.10% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £575 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
Test Leader
Berkshire

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
665 911 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.11% 93.63% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 556 410
Median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 44
Median hourly rate £22.35 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Process Management
3 2 (16.67%) Billing
3 2 (16.67%) QA
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Smoke Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Process Management
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP