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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 73 - 72
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% - 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £275 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
954 702 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.24% 91.88% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 298 350
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Leader
Berkshire

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
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 17 April 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Validation
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle