The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 194 196 210
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 56 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.53% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 24
Average daily rate £318 £354 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.97% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £278 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £400 £409
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +21 25 £313 -19.35% 5
Berkshire -4 15 £244 -29.34% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £338 -14.28% 2
East Sussex -5 5 £501 +37.32%
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
4 17 (21.25%) HP
5 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 15 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 13 (16.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 12 (15.00%) ISEB
9 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
9 11 (13.75%) VB
9 11 (13.75%) .NET
9 11 (13.75%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (12.50%) Oracle
10 10 (12.50%) C#
10 10 (12.50%) HTML
10 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 10 (12.50%) JSP
11 9 (11.25%) Retail
11 9 (11.25%) Validation
12 8 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
12 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 8 (10.00%) Citrix
12 8 (10.00%) NHS
13 7 (8.75%) SAN
13 7 (8.75%) Ericsson
13 7 (8.75%) SIGTRAN
13 7 (8.75%) Finance

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) SAN
1 7 (8.75%) SIGTRAN
1 7 (8.75%) SS7
2 1 (1.25%) LAN
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
2 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (7.50%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.25%) Ant
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.25%) Behat
5 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 9 (11.25%) Retail
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) HTML
2 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 10 (12.50%) JSP
3 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (1.25%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) Middleware
5 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) NHS
2 4 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.25%) Statistics
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) UNIX
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 16 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (11.25%) Validation
7 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.50%) CRM
9 5 (6.25%) Test Management
9 5 (6.25%) Document Management
9 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.00%) Project Management
11 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.75%) TDD
11 3 (3.75%) BDD
12 2 (2.50%) Waterfall
12 2 (2.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) JavaScript
1 11 (13.75%) VB
2 10 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) VBA
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
4 2 (2.50%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) C++
5 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) ISEB
5 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) MOS
6 1 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.25%) HP
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle
4 8 (10.00%) Citrix
5 7 (8.75%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.75%) IBM
7 2 (2.50%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco
8 1 (1.25%) Lotus
8 1 (1.25%) BMC
8 1 (1.25%) Remedy
8 1 (1.25%) VMware