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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 211 250 225
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 36 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.24% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 19
Median daily rate £388 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £450 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
7153 9040 9386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.84% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5231 5142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 510 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +13 11 £350 -25.72%
Hampshire +25 7 £376 -2.90%
Oxfordshire +1 6 £400 +45.45% 1
Surrey +17 3 £425 -1.16%
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £453 +6.47%
East Sussex +7 3 £355 +42.00% 1
West Sussex +16 2 £388 - 1
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 27 (32.14%) Test Strategy
2 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) Finance
3 21 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 19 (22.62%) Oracle
5 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 16 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (17.86%) Selenium
7 15 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
8 14 (16.67%) QA
9 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.48%) HP
9 13 (15.48%) ISEB
9 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Test Planning
10 12 (14.29%) Java
10 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 11 (13.10%) SQL
12 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
12 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
12 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.90%) BDD
13 9 (10.71%) Load Testing
13 9 (10.71%) Integration Testing
13 9 (10.71%) JIRA
14 8 (9.52%) XML
14 8 (9.52%) TDD

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 4 (4.76%) JBoss
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle iStore
3 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) SaaS
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Taleo
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.38%) Force.com
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.19%) 2G
2 1 (1.19%) 3G
2 1 (1.19%) 4G
2 1 (1.19%) GPRS
2 1 (1.19%) GSM
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Multicast
2 1 (1.19%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (1.19%) UMTS
2 1 (1.19%) VLAN
2 1 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) HBase
1 3 (3.57%) MySQL
1 3 (3.57%) Redis
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) Selenium
2 9 (10.71%) JIRA
3 8 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 7 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.14%) JMeter
6 4 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.57%) MSTest
7 3 (3.57%) Robot Framework
7 3 (3.57%) Subversion
7 3 (3.57%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.38%) Appium
8 2 (2.38%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.38%) JUnit
8 2 (2.38%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.19%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Electronics
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (3.57%) Publishing
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
4 1 (1.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) XML
2 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) Django
3 3 (3.57%) JSON
3 3 (3.57%) Middleware
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) Mason
4 2 (2.38%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) CSS3
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) PlayReady
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) Spring
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
5 1 (1.19%) Widevine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 3 (3.57%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) IPTV
4 1 (1.19%) iSeries
4 1 (1.19%) MPEG
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Unix
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.38%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Test Strategy
2 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Automated Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
6 13 (15.48%) Test Planning
7 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 10 (11.90%) BDD
8 10 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Load Testing
10 8 (9.52%) SDLC
10 8 (9.52%) TDD
10 8 (9.52%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.33%) CRM
11 7 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) Java
2 11 (13.10%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) C#
3 3 (3.57%) Python
4 2 (2.38%) Apex Code
4 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.38%) VBScript
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) VBA
5 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) ISEB
2 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
2 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
2 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Nagios
2 1 (1.19%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) Oracle
2 13 (15.48%) HP
3 5 (5.95%) NetSuite
3 5 (5.95%) SAP
4 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.38%) Informatica
6 2 (2.38%) Saba
6 2 (2.38%) T-Plan
6 2 (2.38%) webMethods
6 2 (2.38%) Workday
7 1 (1.19%) CA
7 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.19%) Nagra
7 1 (1.19%) Splunk
7 1 (1.19%) Tektronix