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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 184 187 197
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 68 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.60% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 22
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£300 £325 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £213 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £391 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
- -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
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
9089 8546 7864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.37% 91.86% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5042 4732 3932
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
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 431 460 620
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 27 £385 +18.64% 1
Berkshire +5 23 £265 +8.71% 8
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £295 -12.59% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £300 - 1
Kent - 2 - -
East Sussex -13 1 £425 -15.21%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 32 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
1 32 (31.37%) Test Scripting
2 31 (30.39%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (29.41%) Test Management
4 27 (26.47%) QA
5 26 (25.49%) ISEB
5 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.53%) Finance
6 24 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
7 22 (21.57%) HP
8 20 (19.61%) Security Cleared
9 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
9 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
9 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
10 18 (17.65%) SQL
10 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 17 (16.67%) JIRA
12 16 (15.69%) Waterfall
13 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
13 14 (13.73%) MS Office
13 14 (13.73%) SAP
14 13 (12.75%) Validation
14 13 (12.75%) Migration
14 13 (12.75%) V-Model
15 12 (11.76%) Integration Testing
15 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
15 12 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (11.76%) Java
15 12 (11.76%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (9.80%) Confluence
2 5 (4.90%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.94%) SAP BCA
2 1 (0.98%) Workday HCM
2 1 (0.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) SAN
2 2 (1.96%) MPLS
2 2 (1.96%) BGP
2 2 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.98%) VLAN
3 1 (0.98%) OSPF
3 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.84%) SAP BW
3 5 (4.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.96%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) DataStage
5 1 (0.98%) MS Access
5 1 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (16.67%) JIRA
2 10 (9.80%) JUnit
2 10 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.80%) SoapUI
2 10 (9.80%) Selenium
3 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.82%) Maven
3 9 (8.82%) JMeter
4 7 (6.86%) RSpec
5 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.96%) TestPartner
6 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.98%) TestNG
7 1 (0.98%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.98%) Hudson
7 1 (0.98%) MSTest
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.92%) Billing
4 3 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) XML
2 9 (8.82%) .NET
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
4 7 (6.86%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.86%) JSP
5 2 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (0.98%) RESTful
6 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
1 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
1 2 (1.96%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (0.98%) GIS
2 1 (0.98%) Handset
2 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.88%) Windows
1 6 (5.88%) Linux
2 4 (3.92%) UNIX
3 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.98%) SUSE
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
1 32 (31.37%) Test Scripting
2 30 (29.41%) Test Management
3 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
6 16 (15.69%) Waterfall
7 14 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.75%) Validation
8 13 (12.75%) Migration
8 13 (12.75%) V-Model
9 12 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 12 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.80%) Knowledge Management
10 10 (9.80%) Manual Testing
10 10 (9.80%) Performance Testing
11 8 (7.84%) Project Management
11 8 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (6.86%) Test Planning
13 6 (5.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) SQL
2 12 (11.76%) Java
3 11 (10.78%) Ruby
4 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.90%) Perl
6 4 (3.92%) VB
6 4 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.94%) C#
8 1 (0.98%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) ISEB
2 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
3 20 (19.61%) Security Cleared
4 18 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.92%) MCITP
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (26.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.98%) vSphere
1 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (30.39%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (8.82%) Puppet
3 7 (6.86%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) HP
2 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
3 14 (13.73%) SAP
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle
6 2 (1.96%) JDA
6 2 (1.96%) Apple
6 2 (1.96%) Siebel
6 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.98%) VocaLink
7 1 (0.98%) F5
7 1 (0.98%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.98%) Capita
7 1 (0.98%) BT
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) Ariba
7 1 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
Slough
People Source
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Vivate Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Vivate Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago