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 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 185 197 215
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 63 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.49% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.52% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 15
Average daily rate
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£330 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.89% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £338 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £504 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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 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
8567 8237 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.14% 92.98% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4797 4361 4217
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 502 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Hampshire +10 43 £350 -19.07% 4
Oxfordshire +5 10 £315 -10.00%
Berkshire +10 5 - -
Surrey 0 4 £310 +24.00% 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 51 (45.13%) HP
2 46 (40.71%) ISTQB
3 41 (36.28%) Security Cleared
4 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
5 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
6 34 (30.09%) Oracle
7 32 (28.32%) .NET
7 32 (28.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (25.66%) HTML
9 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
9 28 (24.78%) ASP.NET
9 28 (24.78%) JSP
9 28 (24.78%) Test Strategy
10 26 (23.01%) Knowledge Management
11 25 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
13 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
13 22 (19.47%) CRM
13 22 (19.47%) QuickTest Pro
14 21 (18.58%) C#
15 20 (17.70%) VB
16 18 (15.93%) SQL
16 18 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
17 16 (14.16%) Project Management
18 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
19 14 (12.39%) Windows
20 13 (11.50%) DV Cleared
21 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
22 11 (9.73%) Oracle EBS
23 10 (8.85%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (7.08%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) HTTPS
1 4 (3.54%) SSL
1 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
1 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.77%) DNS
2 2 (1.77%) SIGTRAN
2 2 (1.77%) WAN
2 2 (1.77%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) SS7
3 1 (0.88%) SMPP
3 1 (0.88%) TCAP
3 1 (0.88%) SCCP
3 1 (0.88%) INAP
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
3 1 (0.88%) SCTP
3 1 (0.88%) M3UA
3 1 (0.88%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (19.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (7.96%) LoadRunner
2 9 (7.96%) Selenium
3 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.54%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.77%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) Introscope
6 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.88%) Behat
General
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Billing
3 2 (1.77%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.77%) Marketing
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.77%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.32%) .NET
2 29 (25.66%) HTML
3 28 (24.78%) ASP.NET
3 28 (24.78%) JSP
4 7 (6.19%) XML
5 4 (3.54%) SOAP
5 4 (3.54%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) Django
6 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) NHS
2 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.77%) DTV
2 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.88%) GIS
3 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.88%) Replication
3 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.39%) Windows
2 10 (8.85%) UNIX
3 7 (6.19%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.19%) Linux
4 6 (5.31%) Windows 2000
4 6 (5.31%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) Test Strategy
2 26 (23.01%) Knowledge Management
3 25 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (21.24%) Test Scripting
5 22 (19.47%) CRM
5 22 (19.47%) Test Automation
6 16 (14.16%) Project Management
7 15 (13.27%) Software Testing
8 9 (7.96%) Performance Testing
8 9 (7.96%) Regression Testing
8 9 (7.96%) Validation
9 7 (6.19%) Workflow
10 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
10 6 (5.31%) Migration
11 5 (4.42%) Security Testing
12 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
12 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.54%) Scrum
13 3 (2.65%) Software Engineering
13 3 (2.65%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
2 21 (18.58%) C#
3 20 (17.70%) VB
4 18 (15.93%) SQL
5 6 (5.31%) Java
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (40.71%) ISTQB
2 41 (36.28%) Security Cleared
3 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
4 32 (28.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (11.50%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.85%) ISEB
7 8 (7.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.54%) MCSE
9 4 (3.54%) CCNA
10 3 (2.65%) MCITP
10 3 (2.65%) CCNP
11 2 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.54%) Nmap
2 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (15.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 51 (45.13%) HP
2 36 (31.86%) Microsoft
3 34 (30.09%) Oracle
4 5 (4.42%) Lotus
5 4 (3.54%) SAP
5 4 (3.54%) Citrix
6 3 (2.65%) Siebel
6 3 (2.65%) Cisco
6 3 (2.65%) ESRI
7 2 (1.77%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) Northgate
8 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
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