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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Tester
Rank 590 573 549
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 12 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.046% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.050% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 9
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£375 £305 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.05% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £297 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.84% -13.91%
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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 20 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 28 April 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 -19 11 £375 +23.05% 8
London -11 4 £388 -3.12% 2
South East -18 2 £455 +61.77% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
East of England +13 1 £400 +45.45% 2
South West +11 1 £375 +20.00%
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 £455 +91.57%
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
County Antrim - 1 £150 -
Basildon - 1 £400 -
Belfast - 1 £150 -
Derby - 1 - -
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 £455 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £150 -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Big Data
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) ISEB
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) APACS
6 1 (5.56%) ISO 8583
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) ATM
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
1 1 (5.56%) EFT
1 1 (5.56%) EFTPOS
1 1 (5.56%) Smartcard
1 1 (5.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
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