The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 31 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 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 365 346 384
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 239 246 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 139 117
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£355 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £357 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.36% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Leader
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 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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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 -35 201 £350 -11.39% 32
London +20 84 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -17 55 £356 -1.72% 6
Hampshire +3 39 £363 +1.04% 3
Scotland -11 21 £340 +3.81%
City of London +10 18 £363 -14.70% 3
South West -18 18 £350 +1.44% 6
Edinburgh -16 12 £341 +3.40%
East Midlands -1 11 £269 -8.97%
East of England -24 11 £393 -1.87%
North West +4 10 £340 +4.61% 3
Yorkshire -3 10 £315 +12.50% 2
West Yorkshire -4 10 £315 +12.50% 2
Southampton -3 8 £328 +19.09%
Berkshire -4 8 £250 -28.57%
Bristol -16 8 £350 +6.06% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 6 £225 -
Reading +14 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 £389 -
Nottingham +16 5 £225 -
Leeds -7 5 £300 -16.66% 1
Manchester -5 4 £200 -38.46% 2
Lancashire - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire +5 3 £400 +14.28%
Halifax -4 3 £315 -12.50%
Surrey -7 3 £363 +45.00%
Cardiff -10 3 £400 +8.10%
Wales -14 3 £400 +8.10%
South Wales -17 3 £400 +8.10%
Derbyshire +3 2 - -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 172 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 143 (24.07%) Test Scripting
3 140 (23.57%) Test Strategy
4 134 (22.56%) ISEB
5 124 (20.88%) ISTQB
6 110 (18.52%) Finance
7 96 (16.16%) HP
8 94 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (15.82%) HP Quality Center
9 91 (15.32%) SQL
9 91 (15.32%) Oracle
10 79 (13.30%) Security Cleared
11 78 (13.13%) Software Testing
12 76 (12.79%) Test Automation
13 75 (12.63%) Selenium
14 71 (11.95%) Microsoft
15 67 (11.28%) QA
16 64 (10.77%) SC Cleared
16 64 (10.77%) Banking
17 63 (10.61%) Retail
18 57 (9.60%) Test Management
19 56 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
20 51 (8.59%) .NET
21 47 (7.91%) QuickTest Pro
21 47 (7.91%) BDD
22 46 (7.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
22 46 (7.74%) Scrum
23 44 (7.41%) Migration
23 44 (7.41%) Java
23 44 (7.41%) SAP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (2.36%) Apache
2 12 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.68%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.51%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.34%) CMS
9 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.69%) MS Office
3 10 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.35%) MS Project
5 5 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.67%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.68%) SAP HR
3 8 (1.35%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.35%) Dynamics GP
3 8 (1.35%) Markit EDM
4 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.84%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.34%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.02%) 3G
2 11 (1.85%) WAN
3 10 (1.68%) Internet
3 10 (1.68%) 2G
3 10 (1.68%) SIGTRAN
4 9 (1.52%) 4G
4 9 (1.52%) SS7
4 9 (1.52%) LAN
5 7 (1.18%) Network Security
6 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.84%) FTP
8 4 (0.67%) HTTP
8 4 (0.67%) SAN
8 4 (0.67%) DNS
8 4 (0.67%) GSM
8 4 (0.67%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.51%) INAP
9 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.34%) SSL
10 2 (0.34%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 11 (1.85%) Big Data
4 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.51%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (0.51%) MS Access
6 3 (0.51%) DB2
6 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.34%) DataStage
7 2 (0.34%) MySQL
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.17%) BODI
8 1 (0.17%) OLAP
8 1 (0.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 75 (12.63%) Selenium
2 47 (7.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 42 (7.07%) JIRA
4 32 (5.39%) LoadRunner
5 29 (4.88%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.38%) SoapUI
7 24 (4.04%) WebDriver
8 20 (3.37%) eggPlant
9 16 (2.69%) Maven
10 12 (2.02%) Calabash
11 11 (1.85%) JBehave
11 11 (1.85%) JMeter
11 11 (1.85%) Toad
12 10 (1.68%) Ant
13 9 (1.52%) FitNesse
13 9 (1.52%) Robotium
13 9 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.52%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.52%) Apache Ivy
14 7 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 110 (18.52%) Finance
2 64 (10.77%) Banking
3 63 (10.61%) Retail
4 21 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.37%) Retail Banking
6 13 (2.19%) General Ledger
7 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.68%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.52%) Back Office
10 7 (1.18%) Games
11 4 (0.67%) Billing
11 4 (0.67%) Electronics
11 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.51%) Front Office
12 3 (0.51%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.59%) .NET
2 43 (7.24%) Web Services
3 40 (6.73%) HTML
4 33 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 33 (5.56%) JSP
5 27 (4.55%) SOAP
6 14 (2.36%) REST
7 11 (1.85%) XML
8 9 (1.52%) J2ME
8 9 (1.52%) WAP
9 7 (1.18%) Gherkin
10 5 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.67%) Flash
11 4 (0.67%) J2EE
12 3 (0.51%) CSS
13 2 (0.34%) Middleware
13 2 (0.34%) HTML5
13 2 (0.34%) CSS3
13 2 (0.34%) AngularJS
14 1 (0.17%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.40%) Mobile App
2 24 (4.04%) Open Source
3 10 (1.68%) NHS
4 9 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.52%) GIS
4 9 (1.52%) Handset
5 8 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.35%) Video on Demand
5 8 (1.35%) Economics
5 8 (1.35%) Statistics
5 8 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.18%) IPTV
7 6 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.01%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.67%) Derivative
9 4 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (0.67%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.90%) Windows
2 24 (4.04%) Linux
2 24 (4.04%) UNIX
3 21 (3.54%) Windows 7
4 18 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.85%) Android
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.84%) SUSE
7 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.84%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.84%) HPUX
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 143 (24.07%) Test Scripting
3 140 (23.57%) Test Strategy
4 94 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (13.13%) Software Testing
6 76 (12.79%) Test Automation
7 57 (9.60%) Test Management
8 56 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (7.91%) BDD
10 46 (7.74%) Scrum
11 44 (7.41%) CRM
11 44 (7.41%) Migration
12 39 (6.57%) Performance Testing
13 37 (6.23%) Automated Testing
14 34 (5.72%) Integration Testing
15 33 (5.56%) Waterfall
16 31 (5.22%) Security Testing
17 29 (4.88%) Validation
18 26 (4.38%) Regression Testing
18 26 (4.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (15.32%) SQL
2 44 (7.41%) Java
3 38 (6.40%) JavaScript
4 35 (5.89%) C#
5 26 (4.38%) VB
6 16 (2.69%) Ruby
7 4 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.67%) Python
7 4 (0.67%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.51%) PHP
8 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.51%) C
9 2 (0.34%) Perl
9 2 (0.34%) VBA
9 2 (0.34%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (22.56%) ISEB
2 124 (20.88%) ISTQB
3 79 (13.30%) Security Cleared
4 64 (10.77%) SC Cleared
5 46 (7.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 41 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (3.54%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.54%) Degree
8 17 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.01%) MCITP
11 4 (0.67%) HNC
11 4 (0.67%) HND
12 2 (0.34%) MCSE
12 2 (0.34%) CCNA
13 1 (0.17%) CCNP
13 1 (0.17%) OCA
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (11.28%) QA
2 2 (0.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.17%) HL7
3 1 (0.17%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (0.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.51%) HDFS
3 2 (0.34%) Nmap
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.17%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 94 (15.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.34%) Nessus
2 2 (0.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 96 (16.16%) HP
2 91 (15.32%) Oracle
3 71 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 44 (7.41%) SAP
5 15 (2.53%) Cisco
6 14 (2.36%) Citrix
7 13 (2.19%) Informatica
8 12 (2.02%) Siebel
9 11 (1.85%) Lotus
10 9 (1.52%) Apple
10 9 (1.52%) IBM
10 9 (1.52%) Sun
11 8 (1.35%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.35%) hybris
12 7 (1.18%) Ericsson
12 7 (1.18%) VMware
12 7 (1.18%) Nortel
12 7 (1.18%) Avaya
13 5 (0.84%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.67%) BMC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago