The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 210 226 192
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 42 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.44% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.47% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 34
Median daily rate £400 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the South East region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +20 16 £413 +14.58%
Buckinghamshire +23 8 £375 -11.76%
Hampshire +8 8 £340 -17.57%
Surrey +4 4 £425 -
West Sussex -4 2 £400 +17.21%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 South East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 30 (31.58%) Finance
2 28 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.37%) Test Strategy
4 22 (23.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (22.11%) Test Scripting
6 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
7 17 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (16.84%) Test Automation
8 16 (16.84%) Banking
9 15 (15.79%) SQL
9 15 (15.79%) HP
9 15 (15.79%) Defect Management
10 14 (14.74%) Test Planning
10 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
11 13 (13.68%) ISEB
12 12 (12.63%) Oracle
12 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.63%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (12.63%) QA
13 11 (11.58%) Selenium
13 11 (11.58%) ISTQB
13 11 (11.58%) Linux
14 10 (10.53%) Waterfall
15 9 (9.47%) Integration Testing
15 9 (9.47%) V-Model
15 9 (9.47%) XML
15 9 (9.47%) Unix
15 9 (9.47%) CRM
15 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.05%) CICS
1 1 (1.05%) Confluence
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
2 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.11%) SystmOne
4 1 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle iStore
4 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.05%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.11%) Force.com
1 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.05%) Multicast
2 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) HBase
1 7 (7.37%) MySQL
1 7 (7.37%) Redis
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Selenium
2 6 (6.32%) HP UFT
3 5 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 4 (4.21%) JIRA
5 3 (3.16%) JMeter
5 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.16%) MSTest
5 3 (3.16%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.11%) LabVIEW
6 2 (2.11%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.11%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.11%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.05%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.05%) Subversion
7 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.05%) TestNG
7 1 (1.05%) Toad
7 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (31.58%) Finance
2 16 (16.84%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Billing
4 3 (3.16%) Electronics
4 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Back Office
5 2 (2.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) XML
2 7 (7.37%) Django
2 7 (7.37%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (6.32%) .NET
4 3 (3.16%) JSON
4 3 (3.16%) Middleware
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.16%) REST
5 2 (2.11%) Mason
5 2 (2.11%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) HEVC
6 1 (1.05%) HTML
6 1 (1.05%) PlayReady
6 1 (1.05%) Widevine
6 1 (1.05%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Algorithms
2 6 (6.32%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) IPTV
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) MPEG
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Linux
2 9 (9.47%) Unix
3 7 (7.37%) Ubuntu
4 5 (5.26%) Windows
5 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.37%) Test Strategy
3 22 (23.16%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (22.11%) Test Scripting
5 16 (16.84%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 14 (14.74%) Software Testing
7 14 (14.74%) Test Planning
8 12 (12.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.63%) System Integration Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.47%) CRM
10 9 (9.47%) Integration Testing
10 9 (9.47%) Regression Testing
10 9 (9.47%) V-Model
11 8 (8.42%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.42%) ERP
11 8 (8.42%) Open Source
11 8 (8.42%) System Testing
11 8 (8.42%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) SQL
2 8 (8.42%) Python
3 6 (6.32%) Java
4 3 (3.16%) C#
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
5 2 (2.11%) Apex Code
5 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.05%) VBA
6 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) ISEB
3 11 (11.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) MCITP
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.63%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (17.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Nagios
2 1 (1.05%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) HP
2 12 (12.63%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) NetSuite
4 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.21%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Charles River
5 2 (2.11%) Informatica
5 2 (2.11%) SunGard
5 2 (2.11%) T-Plan
6 1 (1.05%) CA
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco
6 1 (1.05%) Nagra
6 1 (1.05%) Splunk
6 1 (1.05%) Tektronix
6 1 (1.05%) Temenos
6 1 (1.05%) VMware