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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 70 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.099% 0.46% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.51% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £373
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -11.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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
912 778 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.12% 90.05% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 395 426
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015, 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 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) QA
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Capita
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) BPMN
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Capita
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) Ariba