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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 597 596 569
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 31 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.025% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.027% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 4
Average daily rate £425 £343 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% +15.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £361 £298
% change year-on-year
+21.79% +21.42%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 16 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 26 £425 +18.05% 11
London +24 18 £425 +30.76% 1
South West +4 4 £455 +25.51% 2
Plymouth - 3 £430 -
Devon - 3 £430 -
City of London +49 2 £425 +30.76%
Cardiff - 2 £193 -
South Wales - 2 £193 -
Leeds - 2 £518 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £518 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £518 - 3
Wales - 2 £193 -
South East +2 1 £275 -23.61% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £275 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -

Lead Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) ISTQB
3 19 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (25.00%) QA
3 19 (25.00%) ISEB
4 17 (22.37%) Finance
5 16 (21.05%) SQL
5 16 (21.05%) ITIL
6 15 (19.74%) .NET
6 15 (19.74%) Ruby
7 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
7 13 (17.11%) Selenium
8 12 (15.79%) HP UFT
8 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Migration
9 11 (14.47%) Scrum
9 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (11.84%) Banking
11 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (11.84%) HP
11 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.84%) Linux
11 9 (11.84%) Cucumber
11 9 (11.84%) Gherkin
11 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
11 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
11 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
11 9 (11.84%) Cybersecurity

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) SNMP
2 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.32%) ATM
2 1 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.32%) INAP
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) ISUP
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) Node B
2 1 (1.32%) RNC
2 1 (1.32%) SS7
2 1 (1.32%) VoIP
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Selenium
2 12 (15.79%) HP UFT
3 9 (11.84%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.89%) Capybara
5 4 (5.26%) Calabash
5 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.95%) JIRA
6 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 1 (1.32%) Appium
8 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Advertising
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.53%) MSMQ
4 6 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) CSS
6 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.32%) SOAP
7 1 (1.32%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Streaming Music
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.63%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) PKI
2 2 (2.63%) Reinsurance
3 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) IVR
3 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 3 (3.95%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.32%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (21.05%) ITIL
4 11 (14.47%) Automated Testing
4 11 (14.47%) Migration
4 11 (14.47%) Scrum
4 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (13.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 9 (11.84%) Automation Testing
6 9 (11.84%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (11.84%) Data Migration
6 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (11.84%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.84%) Test Scripting
7 8 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
7 8 (10.53%) Analytics
7 8 (10.53%) OWASP
7 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (9.21%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Ruby
3 7 (9.21%) C#
4 6 (7.89%) Java
5 4 (5.26%) C
6 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) ISTQB
2 19 (25.00%) ISEB
3 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.53%) CEH
4 8 (10.53%) CREST Certified
4 8 (10.53%) PhD
5 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) CCNA
8 1 (1.32%) CCNP
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.32%) Degree
8 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) GAAP
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) HP
3 8 (10.53%) Sybase
4 6 (7.89%) SAP
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) CODA
7 1 (1.32%) Avaya
7 1 (1.32%) Genesys
7 1 (1.32%) hybris
7 1 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.32%) Rally
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Verint
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
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