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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 202 194 170
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 59 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 29
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£300 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £308 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -25 23 £313 -10.71% 3
Berkshire +11 14 £281 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire -14 12 £300 -25.00% 1
Surrey +1 6 £450 +24.13% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £344 +29.71%
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 36 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 34 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.60%) ISTQB
4 31 (24.60%) Test Scripting
5 29 (23.02%) HP
6 28 (22.22%) ISEB
7 26 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (20.63%) QA
8 24 (19.05%) Test Management
9 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
9 23 (18.25%) Finance
10 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 21 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 20 (15.87%) Integration Testing
11 20 (15.87%) JIRA
11 20 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (15.08%) Performance Testing
13 18 (14.29%) Test Planning
13 18 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
13 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 17 (13.49%) Service Management
14 17 (13.49%) Knowledge Management
14 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
15 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
15 16 (12.70%) Selenium
15 16 (12.70%) Migration
16 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
16 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
17 14 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (7.94%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) Documentum
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) Magento
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.79%) SAP BCA
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) SAN
2 1 (0.79%) Firewall
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
2 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 6 (4.76%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.59%) DB2
3 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.59%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 20 (15.87%) JIRA
2 16 (12.70%) Selenium
3 13 (10.32%) JMeter
4 12 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 12 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 9 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.14%) Maven
5 9 (7.14%) JUnit
6 8 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.56%) RSpec
8 2 (1.59%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.59%) TestPartner
9 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.79%) MSTest
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.17%) Billing
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.73%) XML
2 5 (3.97%) HTML
2 5 (3.97%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.97%) JSP
2 5 (3.97%) SOAP
3 2 (1.59%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.79%) RESTful
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.59%) NHS
4 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.59%) DTV
5 1 (0.79%) Handset
5 1 (0.79%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) UNIX
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 5 (3.97%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 34 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 33 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (24.60%) Test Scripting
5 24 (19.05%) Test Management
6 21 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 20 (15.87%) Integration Testing
7 20 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (15.08%) Performance Testing
9 18 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 18 (14.29%) Test Planning
10 17 (13.49%) Knowledge Management
10 17 (13.49%) Service Management
11 16 (12.70%) Migration
11 16 (12.70%) Test Automation
12 15 (11.90%) Waterfall
12 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
13 14 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 12 (9.52%) Data Migration
14 12 (9.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) SQL
2 11 (8.73%) Java
2 11 (8.73%) Ruby
3 8 (6.35%) C#
4 6 (4.76%) Perl
5 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.97%) VB
5 5 (3.97%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.17%) VBScript
6 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.79%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) ISTQB
2 28 (22.22%) ISEB
3 21 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.97%) MCITP
8 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (7.14%) Puppet
3 7 (5.56%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) HP
2 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.73%) SAP
4 6 (4.76%) Remedy
5 5 (3.97%) Oracle
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) VMware
7 2 (1.59%) Capita
7 2 (1.59%) JDA
7 2 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.59%) Siebel
7 2 (1.59%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.79%) Cognos
8 1 (0.79%) Ariba
8 1 (0.79%) BMC
8 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) Infovista
8 1 (0.79%) NorthgateArinso
8 1 (0.79%) Northgate
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