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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 226 206 190
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 38 28 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 11
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£330 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £81.75
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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
9054 7831 7769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 92.00% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 4144 3762
Average daily rate £375 £359 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 453 660
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -20 15 £205 -34.40%
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £290 -25.16%
Surrey -2 6 £385 -
Berkshire -3 4 £338 +3.05% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 34 (36.56%) HP
2 28 (30.11%) SQL
2 28 (30.11%) ISTQB
2 28 (30.11%) Security Cleared
3 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
4 24 (25.81%) .NET
5 23 (24.73%) Oracle
6 22 (23.66%) HTML
7 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
8 19 (20.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
9 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
10 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
10 17 (18.28%) JSP
11 16 (17.20%) Knowledge Management
12 15 (16.13%) XML
12 15 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (15.05%) Project Management
14 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.98%) Selenium
15 12 (12.90%) Test Strategy
15 12 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
15 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.83%) Software Testing
16 11 (11.83%) Finance
16 11 (11.83%) ISEB
16 11 (11.83%) QA
17 10 (10.75%) Performance Testing
17 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) MPLS
1 2 (2.15%) BGP
1 2 (2.15%) SAN
1 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
1 2 (2.15%) SSL
1 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) VPN
2 1 (1.08%) VLAN
2 1 (1.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (2.15%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.08%) Big Data
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Selenium
2 9 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (9.68%) LoadRunner
3 5 (5.38%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.30%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.23%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.15%) JUnit
6 2 (2.15%) TestNG
6 2 (2.15%) Hudson
6 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.08%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.08%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.08%) Introscope
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Billing
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.81%) .NET
2 22 (23.66%) HTML
3 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
3 17 (18.28%) JSP
4 15 (16.13%) XML
5 6 (6.45%) Web Services
6 3 (3.23%) SOAP
7 2 (2.15%) CSS
7 2 (2.15%) jQuery
7 2 (2.15%) REST
8 1 (1.08%) Django
8 1 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Statistics
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.23%) UNIX
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) Test Automation
2 18 (19.35%) Test Scripting
3 16 (17.20%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (15.05%) Project Management
6 12 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.83%) Software Testing
8 10 (10.75%) Performance Testing
8 10 (10.75%) Test Management
9 9 (9.68%) CRM
9 9 (9.68%) Validation
10 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Migration
10 8 (8.60%) Functional Testing
11 7 (7.53%) Scrum
12 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.38%) Test Planning
13 5 (5.38%) V-Model
13 5 (5.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.11%) SQL
2 19 (20.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (10.75%) C#
4 8 (8.60%) VB
5 6 (6.45%) Java
6 3 (3.23%) Ruby
7 2 (2.15%) C
7 2 (2.15%) VBA
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) Python
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) ISTQB
1 28 (30.11%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (20.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 11 (11.83%) ISEB
5 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
6 6 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) CCNP
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) MCSE
8 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Nmap
2 1 (1.08%) vSphere
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Nessus
3 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (36.56%) HP
2 23 (24.73%) Oracle
3 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.38%) SAP
5 3 (3.23%) ESRI
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) Lotus
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.08%) F5
7 1 (1.08%) VocaLink
7 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.08%) Northgate
7 1 (1.08%) BT