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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 204 180 180
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 54 89 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.93% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.98% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 57 32
Median daily rate £410 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £260 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £447 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £340 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
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
8311 9063 8668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.85% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 5337 4682
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 426 432
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 19 £411 +53.73% 1
Hampshire -31 10 £413 +17.85%
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £450 +40.62% 1
Surrey -12 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire -5 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £275 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (22.92%) Test Strategy
4 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
4 19 (19.79%) Banking
5 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.63%) ISEB
6 15 (15.63%) Regression Testing
7 13 (13.54%) SQL
7 13 (13.54%) QA
8 12 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 12 (12.50%) Test Planning
8 12 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.46%) Defect Management
9 11 (11.46%) HP
9 11 (11.46%) Software Testing
10 10 (10.42%) Selenium
10 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.42%) System Testing
10 10 (10.42%) Test Management
10 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
11 9 (9.38%) V-Model
11 9 (9.38%) SDLC
11 9 (9.38%) JIRA
11 9 (9.38%) Linux
11 9 (9.38%) CRM

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 (1.04%) CICS
1 1 (1.04%) Confluence
1 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.08%) SystmOne
3 1 (1.04%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.04%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.04%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.08%) Force.com
1 2 (2.08%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.04%) VLAN
2 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) HBase
1 6 (6.25%) MySQL
1 6 (6.25%) Redis
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Selenium
2 9 (9.38%) JIRA
3 6 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.13%) JMeter
5 3 (3.13%) MSTest
6 2 (2.08%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.08%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.08%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.04%) JUnit
7 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.04%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.04%) Subversion
7 1 (1.04%) TestNG
7 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Billing
4 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.08%) Back Office
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) Django
2 6 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.13%) XML
4 2 (2.08%) JSON
4 2 (2.08%) Mason
4 2 (2.08%) Middleware
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.08%) REST
4 2 (2.08%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.04%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Smart Meter
2 7 (7.29%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.13%) NHS
5 2 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.04%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) EPoS
6 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Linux
2 6 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.21%) Unix
3 5 (5.21%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.92%) Test Strategy
2 22 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
4 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 12 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 11 (11.46%) Defect Management
7 11 (11.46%) Software Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (10.42%) System Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Test Management
8 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.38%) CRM
9 9 (9.38%) SDLC
9 9 (9.38%) V-Model
10 8 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.33%) ERP
10 8 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) Java
2 7 (7.29%) Python
3 3 (3.13%) C#
3 3 (3.13%) VB
3 3 (3.13%) VBScript
4 2 (2.08%) Apex Code
4 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.04%) VBA
5 1 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) ISEB
2 12 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.04%) MCITP
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.54%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) HP
3 6 (6.25%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) NetSuite
5 4 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.08%) Charles River
6 2 (2.08%) SunGard
6 2 (2.08%) T-Plan
7 1 (1.04%) Capita
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.04%) Informatica
7 1 (1.04%) Temenos
7 1 (1.04%) VMware
7 1 (1.04%) VocaLink
7 1 (1.04%) WorldPay
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