The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 599 596 567
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 34 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.025% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.027% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 10
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£378 £331 £519
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.96% -36.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £267 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £331 £276
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +20.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK.

Lead Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Tester
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
England +15 30 £378 +11.85% 9
London +11 10 £388 +3.33% 3
South East -19 6 £350 -17.64%
Yorkshire - 5 - -
South West -2 4 £320 -5.18% 1
Devon - 4 £320 -
Hampshire - 3 £350 -
East of England +7 2 £450 +33.33%
Scotland -11 2 £350 +12.90%
Manchester -18 2 £388 +131.34% 3
North West -32 2 £388 +131.34% 4
Ipswich - 2 £450 -
Exeter - 2 £315 -
Plymouth - 2 £325 -
Suffolk - 2 £450 -
City of London +8 1 £375 - 1
Surrey -1 1 £380 -10.58%
Edinburgh -15 1 - -
Wales -19 1 £380 +16.92%
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
North Wales - 1 £380 -
North East - 1 £500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 -
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Weybridge - 1 £380 -
Flintshire - 1 £380 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (29.41%) QA
4 14 (27.45%) .NET
5 11 (21.57%) Oracle
6 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
6 10 (19.61%) Automation Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 9 (17.65%) SQL
7 9 (17.65%) ISEB
8 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.69%) Selenium
8 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.76%) JIRA
9 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (11.76%) Finance
9 6 (11.76%) Java
9 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
10 5 (9.80%) C#
10 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
10 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
11 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (7.84%) Ruby

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (1.96%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle SCM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.96%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) 3G
1 2 (3.92%) 4G
1 2 (3.92%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.96%) VoLTE
2 1 (1.96%) SS7
2 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.96%) ATM
2 1 (1.96%) SNMP
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
2 1 (1.96%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 6 (11.76%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.92%) MSTest
6 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.96%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.96%) Calabash
6 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) Middleware
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) JSP
5 1 (1.96%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) Spring
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) EFT
1 3 (5.88%) SWIFT
2 1 (1.96%) PMI
2 1 (1.96%) EPoS
2 1 (1.96%) EFTPOS
2 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.96%) APACS
2 1 (1.96%) Streaming Music
2 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.61%) Automation Testing
4 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 9 (17.65%) Scrum
4 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Manual Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
6 5 (9.80%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.88%) MVC
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) SOA
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) C#
4 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.84%) Ruby
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) ISEB
1 9 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Green Hat
5 2 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) BMC
6 1 (1.96%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.96%) Borland
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Tableau
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