The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 179 162 198
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 59 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.80% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.87% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £263 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 0 44 £350 -6.66% 1
Berkshire -5 8 £250 -28.57% 1
Oxfordshire 0 3 £400 +14.28%
Surrey -5 2 £381 +52.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £265 - 3
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 41 (36.28%) HP
1 41 (36.28%) ISTQB
2 37 (32.74%) Security Cleared
3 34 (30.09%) Microsoft
4 31 (27.43%) SC Cleared
5 29 (25.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 28 (24.78%) Test Strategy
6 28 (24.78%) Oracle
7 26 (23.01%) .NET
7 26 (23.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (20.35%) HTML
9 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
9 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
9 22 (19.47%) JSP
10 21 (18.58%) Knowledge Management
11 20 (17.70%) CRM
11 20 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (16.81%) C#
13 18 (15.93%) VB
13 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
14 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
15 14 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (11.50%) Windows
16 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
16 13 (11.50%) Validation
17 12 (10.62%) Project Management
17 12 (10.62%) SQL
17 12 (10.62%) ISEB
18 11 (9.73%) DV Cleared
19 10 (8.85%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (6.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (6.19%) SS7
3 3 (2.65%) WAN
3 3 (2.65%) DNS
3 3 (2.65%) SAN
4 2 (1.77%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.77%) SSL
4 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.77%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.88%) VoIP
5 1 (0.88%) SMPP
5 1 (0.88%) TCAP
5 1 (0.88%) SCCP
5 1 (0.88%) INAP
5 1 (0.88%) SCTP
5 1 (0.88%) M3UA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.88%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.42%) Selenium
3 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.54%) JIRA
4 3 (2.65%) TestDirector
4 3 (2.65%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.65%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.88%) Behat
6 1 (0.88%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) Introscope
6 1 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.85%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 2 (1.77%) General Ledger
3 2 (1.77%) Marketing
3 2 (1.77%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.01%) .NET
2 23 (20.35%) HTML
3 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
3 22 (19.47%) JSP
4 4 (3.54%) SOAP
4 4 (3.54%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) NHS
2 4 (3.54%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.77%) DTV
3 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.50%) Windows
2 8 (7.08%) UNIX
3 7 (6.19%) Windows 7
4 6 (5.31%) Linux
5 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000
6 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.88%) Android
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) Test Strategy
2 26 (23.01%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (18.58%) Knowledge Management
4 20 (17.70%) CRM
5 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
6 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.50%) Software Testing
7 13 (11.50%) Validation
8 12 (10.62%) Project Management
9 6 (5.31%) Migration
10 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.42%) Test Management
11 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.54%) Performance Testing
11 4 (3.54%) Scrum
11 4 (3.54%) TDD
11 4 (3.54%) BDD
12 3 (2.65%) Data Transformation
12 3 (2.65%) Campaign Management
12 3 (2.65%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.81%) C#
3 18 (15.93%) VB
4 12 (10.62%) SQL
5 6 (5.31%) Java
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.77%) VBA
7 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (36.28%) ISTQB
2 37 (32.74%) Security Cleared
3 31 (27.43%) SC Cleared
4 29 (25.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 12 (10.62%) ISEB
6 11 (9.73%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.65%) MCITP
10 2 (1.77%) MCSE
10 2 (1.77%) CCNA
10 2 (1.77%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.88%) CCNP
11 1 (0.88%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.77%) Nmap
1 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.77%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (36.28%) HP
2 34 (30.09%) Microsoft
3 28 (24.78%) Oracle
4 7 (6.19%) Ericsson
5 5 (4.42%) Lotus
5 5 (4.42%) Citrix
6 4 (3.54%) SAP
6 4 (3.54%) Cisco
7 3 (2.65%) Siebel
7 3 (2.65%) ESRI
8 2 (1.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) BMC
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