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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / South East
Rank 217 227 211
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 26 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 31
Median daily rate £413 £438 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +27.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £345 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £374 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.33% +13.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +16 13 £389 - 3
Berkshire +19 7 £375 -17.80% 3
Oxfordshire -4 3 £450 +24.56%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £356 -18.57%
Surrey +8 1 £415 -7.77% 4
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 19 (29.69%) System Integration Testing
1 19 (29.69%) Defect Management
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Oracle
5 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
6 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (18.75%) HP
6 12 (18.75%) Selenium
7 11 (17.19%) JIRA
7 11 (17.19%) ISEB
8 10 (15.63%) BDD
8 10 (15.63%) QA
9 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
9 9 (14.06%) Finance
9 9 (14.06%) SAP
9 9 (14.06%) Load Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 8 (12.50%) Java
10 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 8 (12.50%) TDD
10 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
11 7 (10.94%) Project Management
11 7 (10.94%) SQL
11 7 (10.94%) XML

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 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (4.69%) Confluence
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) SaaS
1 5 (7.81%) Taleo
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) 2G
1 1 (1.56%) 3G
1 1 (1.56%) 4G
1 1 (1.56%) GPRS
1 1 (1.56%) GSM
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (1.56%) UMTS
1 1 (1.56%) VoIP
1 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Redis
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) HBase
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Selenium
2 11 (17.19%) JIRA
3 8 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.25%) Subversion
7 3 (4.69%) Appium
7 3 (4.69%) JMeter
7 3 (4.69%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.13%) SilkTest
9 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.56%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.56%) JUnit
9 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.56%) WATIR
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) XML
2 2 (3.13%) SOAP
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) CSS3
3 1 (1.56%) Django
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) Spring
3 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.69%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) Life Science
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Unix
2 3 (4.69%) Android
2 3 (4.69%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Defect Management
1 19 (29.69%) System Integration Testing
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
4 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
5 10 (15.63%) BDD
6 9 (14.06%) Load Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Regression Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 8 (12.50%) TDD
8 7 (10.94%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Project Management
8 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.94%) Test Management
8 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
9 6 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.56%) C
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ISEB
2 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 5 (7.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.56%) GxP
3 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) HP
3 9 (14.06%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) Saba
5 3 (4.69%) webMethods
6 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.13%) Workday
7 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) VMware
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