The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 241 192 193
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 42 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.77% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.82% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 53 46
Average daily rate £388 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £236 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
9196 9522 8760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.31% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5223 4823
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 460 482
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -11 13 £375 +44.23% 1
Hampshire -24 8 £400 +11.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £388 +31.35% 1
Oxfordshire +7 4 £374 +30.00%
Kent -26 3 £431 -
West Sussex -11 2 £338 +53.40%
Surrey - 2 - - 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.09%) Finance
3 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
4 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (18.84%) Test Management
6 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 10 (14.49%) Defect Management
7 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
7 10 (14.49%) Scrum
7 10 (14.49%) Banking
8 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 9 (13.04%) HP
8 9 (13.04%) ISEB
8 9 (13.04%) Test Planning
8 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 8 (11.59%) System Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
9 8 (11.59%) SQL
9 8 (11.59%) JIRA
10 7 (10.14%) QA
10 7 (10.14%) Selenium
10 7 (10.14%) Windows
10 7 (10.14%) CRM
10 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
10 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (10.14%) Smart Meter
11 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Confluence
2 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.90%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.45%) 4G
2 1 (1.45%) Broadband
2 1 (1.45%) DAB
2 1 (1.45%) GPRS
2 1 (1.45%) GSM
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) UMTS
2 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) HBase
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
1 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (4.35%) Redis
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.59%) JIRA
2 7 (10.14%) Selenium
2 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.90%) LoadUI
5 2 (2.90%) Ranorex
5 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
6 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.45%) Toad
6 1 (1.45%) WATIR
6 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) Django
2 3 (4.35%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (4.35%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 2 (2.90%) XML
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) Google Closure
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.80%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.90%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) EPoS
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.90%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.19%) Test Automation
3 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Test Management
5 12 (17.39%) Test Scripting
6 10 (14.49%) Defect Management
6 10 (14.49%) Scrum
6 10 (14.49%) Test Strategy
7 9 (13.04%) Test Planning
8 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
8 8 (11.59%) System Testing
9 7 (10.14%) CRM
9 7 (10.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Migration
11 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) Python
3 3 (4.35%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) ISEB
1 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
1 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) MCITP
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) SAP
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) Capita
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Telerik
6 1 (1.45%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.45%) webMethods
6 1 (1.45%) WorldPay
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago