The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 564 533 578
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 23 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.025% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 6
Average daily rate £305 £345 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £351 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £345 £381
% change year-on-year
-20.28% -9.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 15 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 23 £305 -11.66% 8
London -13 12 £400 +28.00% 1
South West -21 3 £313 -9.42% 1
East Midlands -9 2 - -
East of England - 2 £275 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.00%) ISEB
3 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Finance
4 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 6 (18.75%) QA
5 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
5 5 (15.63%) ETL
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.63%) Informatica
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (12.50%) DataStage
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Cognos
6 4 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (12.50%) Selenium
7 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.38%) ETRM
7 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
7 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.13%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (3.13%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.50%) DataStage
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) JMeter
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.13%) jMock
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
5 1 (3.13%) MSTest
5 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.13%) JUnit
5 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Front Office
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) IPTV
1 1 (3.13%) Spread Betting
1 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
1 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.13%) EFT
1 1 (3.13%) EFTPOS
1 1 (3.13%) Firmware
1 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
3 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
3 5 (15.63%) Waterfall
3 5 (15.63%) ETL
3 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.38%) ETRM
5 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Informatica
2 4 (12.50%) Cognos
2 4 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Charles River
5 1 (3.13%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Adobe
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
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