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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 203 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 55 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.57% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 13
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£300 £298 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -18.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £397 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £358
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -11.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £83.75
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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
8841 8077 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.56% 91.36% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4729 4304 3263
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 457 576
Average hourly rate £17.40 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Buckinghamshire +12 15 £295 - 2
Berkshire -5 14 £335 +30.09% 3
Hampshire -21 14 £388 +29.16% 2
Surrey +8 5 £650 +118.48% 1
West Sussex -13 4 £260 -32.90%
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 4
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (35.96%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (31.46%) Test Management
2 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
3 27 (30.34%) SQL
4 25 (28.09%) QA
4 25 (28.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (26.97%) Finance
6 23 (25.84%) ISEB
7 21 (23.60%) Software Testing
8 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (21.35%) Waterfall
10 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
10 18 (20.22%) XML
11 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
11 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
12 15 (16.85%) V-Model
12 15 (16.85%) Validation
12 15 (16.85%) SAP
12 15 (16.85%) .NET
12 15 (16.85%) HP
13 14 (15.73%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
13 14 (15.73%) HTML
13 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
13 14 (15.73%) ISTQB
13 14 (15.73%) Test Strategy
13 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
14 12 (13.48%) JIRA
14 12 (13.48%) JavaScript
15 11 (12.36%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (11.24%) Confluence
2 4 (4.49%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.24%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.37%) SAP BCA
3 1 (1.12%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) MPLS
1 2 (2.25%) BGP
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.12%) VPN
2 1 (1.12%) OSPF
2 1 (1.12%) VLAN
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.11%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.12%) Big Data
5 1 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.12%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.12%) DataStage
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.12%) MS Access
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (15.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (13.48%) JIRA
3 11 (12.36%) JUnit
3 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.24%) SoapUI
4 10 (11.24%) Selenium
5 9 (10.11%) JMeter
5 9 (10.11%) Maven
6 7 (7.87%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.87%) RSpec
7 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.25%) TestPartner
9 2 (2.25%) TestNG
9 2 (2.25%) Hudson
9 2 (2.25%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.12%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 24 (26.97%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Billing
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) XML
2 15 (16.85%) .NET
3 14 (15.73%) HTML
4 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
4 10 (11.24%) JSP
5 3 (3.37%) Web Services
6 2 (2.25%) jQuery
6 2 (2.25%) SOAP
6 2 (2.25%) CSS
6 2 (2.25%) REST
7 1 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.12%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
1 2 (2.25%) Linux
1 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) Test Management
1 28 (31.46%) Test Scripting
2 25 (28.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (23.60%) Software Testing
4 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.35%) Waterfall
6 18 (20.22%) Test Automation
7 15 (16.85%) V-Model
7 15 (16.85%) Validation
8 14 (15.73%) Test Strategy
9 11 (12.36%) Manual Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Migration
10 10 (11.24%) Project Management
11 9 (10.11%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (7.87%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
13 6 (6.74%) Scrum
13 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (5.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) SQL
2 12 (13.48%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.36%) Java
4 9 (10.11%) Ruby
5 8 (8.99%) VB
5 8 (8.99%) C#
6 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
7 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (25.84%) ISEB
2 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
2 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) ISTQB
4 10 (11.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (7.87%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) VCP4
7 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (35.96%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (10.11%) Puppet
3 7 (7.87%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (16.85%) SAP
1 15 (16.85%) HP
2 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.36%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco
4 2 (2.25%) JDA
4 2 (2.25%) Apple
4 2 (2.25%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.12%) F5
5 1 (1.12%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.12%) VMware
5 1 (1.12%) BT
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