The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 348 312 370
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 276 289 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.56% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 193 97
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£350 £334 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £237 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £53.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.29 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +19.32%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 -31 239 £350 +3.70% 37
London -9 94 £406 +1.56% 9
South East -23 56 £298 - 7
Scotland +6 31 £358 +13.04% 2
City of London +8 25 £423 -3.42% 1
South West -2 22 £330 +11.86% 4
North West -4 22 £388 -1.27% 2
Edinburgh -4 18 £330 +4.34% 1
Berkshire -7 17 £270 +8.00% 2
Hampshire -17 15 £386 +28.75%
East of England +3 14 £295 -14.80% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £295 -12.59% 3
Bristol +7 11 £330 - 1
Milton Keynes +6 11 £295 - 3
Manchester -2 11 £388 - 2
Southampton -10 10 £395 +26.40%
West Midlands -13 9 £325 -7.14% 2
Wiltshire +5 7 £375 +36.36% 3
Reading 0 6 £400 +39.73% 1
Yorkshire -38 6 £325 -1.51% 5
Birmingham -8 5 £330 -8.33%
Glasgow -1 4 £300 -9.09% 1
East Midlands -6 4 £265 +51.42% 6
West Sussex -17 4 £260 -32.90%
West Yorkshire -31 4 £350 +6.06% 4
Surrey +7 3 £488 +63.86% 1
Midlands +3 3 - -
Swindon 0 3 £375 +38.88% 1
Leeds -29 3 £350 +4.08% 3
Croydon - 3 £500 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 160 (32.92%) Finance
2 129 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (26.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 104 (21.40%) Test Scripting
5 100 (20.58%) QA
6 93 (19.14%) Test Strategy
7 92 (18.93%) SQL
8 86 (17.70%) Banking
9 83 (17.08%) HP Quality Center
10 81 (16.67%) Test Management
11 76 (15.64%) ISEB
12 68 (13.99%) Software Testing
12 68 (13.99%) ISTQB
13 62 (12.76%) Selenium
14 56 (11.52%) HP
15 55 (11.32%) Test Automation
16 48 (9.88%) Manual Testing
17 46 (9.47%) Retail
18 45 (9.26%) Migration
18 45 (9.26%) Java
19 44 (9.05%) Scrum
19 44 (9.05%) Test Planning
20 42 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
20 42 (8.64%) .NET
21 41 (8.44%) SAP
21 41 (8.44%) Oracle
22 40 (8.23%) HTML
22 40 (8.23%) Microsoft
23 39 (8.02%) QuickTest Pro
23 39 (8.02%) Security Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 12 (2.47%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.26%) Confluence
2 11 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.85%) CMS
4 6 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.23%) FileNet
5 4 (0.82%) SAS
6 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.62%) IIS
6 3 (0.62%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.62%) ArcSDE
6 3 (0.62%) Drupal
7 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Lync
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) CICS
Applications
1 27 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.82%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.62%) Summit
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.62%) SAP BCA
3 3 (0.62%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.21%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.21%) Agresso
5 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.03%) Firewall
2 4 (0.82%) ATM
3 3 (0.62%) Intranet
4 2 (0.41%) MPLS
4 2 (0.41%) BGP
5 1 (0.21%) OSPF
5 1 (0.21%) GSM
5 1 (0.21%) LAN
5 1 (0.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) HTTP
5 1 (0.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.21%) VLAN
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.26%) SAP BW
4 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.65%) SQL Server
6 7 (1.44%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.44%) MySQL
7 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.03%) DataStage
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.62%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.62%) Big Data
10 2 (0.41%) DB2
10 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.41%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 62 (12.76%) Selenium
2 39 (8.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 38 (7.82%) JIRA
4 31 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 29 (5.97%) LoadRunner
6 27 (5.56%) JMeter
7 24 (4.94%) Jenkins
8 20 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.12%) Visual Studio
9 19 (3.91%) JUnit
9 19 (3.91%) SoapUI
10 15 (3.09%) WebDriver
11 11 (2.26%) Maven
12 10 (2.06%) Calabash
13 7 (1.44%) RSpec
13 7 (1.44%) SpecFlow
13 7 (1.44%) Appium
14 5 (1.03%) TestNG
14 5 (1.03%) Hudson
14 5 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 160 (32.92%) Finance
2 86 (17.70%) Banking
3 46 (9.47%) Retail
4 27 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.29%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.23%) Front Office
8 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.82%) Back Office
9 4 (0.82%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.82%) Legal
10 3 (0.62%) Billing
10 3 (0.62%) Automotive
10 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.41%) French Language
11 2 (0.41%) German Language
11 2 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.64%) .NET
2 40 (8.23%) HTML
3 31 (6.38%) XML
4 20 (4.12%) Web Services
5 18 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.29%) JSP
7 15 (3.09%) CSS
8 14 (2.88%) SOAP
8 14 (2.88%) REST
9 7 (1.44%) JSON
9 7 (1.44%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.23%) jQuery
11 4 (0.82%) RESTful
11 4 (0.82%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.82%) JSF
12 2 (0.41%) Gherkin
13 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.21%) iOS SDK
13 1 (0.21%) Middleware
13 1 (0.21%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.47%) Derivative
3 10 (2.06%) NHS
4 9 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.44%) Open Source
6 6 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.03%) New Media
7 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.03%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (0.82%) GIS
8 4 (0.82%) Biometrics
8 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.82%) IVR
9 3 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.62%) AS400
9 3 (0.62%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.62%) Statistics
9 3 (0.62%) FMCG
10 2 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.53%) Windows
2 15 (3.09%) UNIX
3 14 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.67%) Linux
5 12 (2.47%) Android
6 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.62%) Solaris
8 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) SUSE
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (26.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 104 (21.40%) Test Scripting
4 93 (19.14%) Test Strategy
5 81 (16.67%) Test Management
6 68 (13.99%) Software Testing
7 55 (11.32%) Test Automation
8 48 (9.88%) Manual Testing
9 45 (9.26%) Migration
10 44 (9.05%) Scrum
10 44 (9.05%) Test Planning
11 42 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (7.61%) Project Management
12 37 (7.61%) Integration Testing
13 36 (7.41%) Validation
14 30 (6.17%) Regression Testing
14 30 (6.17%) Performance Testing
15 29 (5.97%) Waterfall
16 27 (5.56%) Automated Testing
16 27 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 92 (18.93%) SQL
2 45 (9.26%) Java
3 37 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.17%) Ruby
5 17 (3.50%) C#
6 14 (2.88%) PHP
7 13 (2.67%) VB
8 9 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.03%) C
10 3 (0.62%) VBScript
10 3 (0.62%) Perl
10 3 (0.62%) Python
11 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.41%) VBA
11 2 (0.41%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.41%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) COBOL
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 76 (15.64%) ISEB
2 68 (13.99%) ISTQB
3 39 (8.02%) Security Cleared
4 31 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (2.88%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.85%) Degree
9 5 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.41%) MCITP
10 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.58%) QA
2 6 (1.23%) FATCA
3 5 (1.03%) EMIR
3 5 (1.03%) Basel III
3 5 (1.03%) MiFID
4 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) COREP
5 1 (0.21%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 83 (17.08%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.26%) CA Wily
3 9 (1.85%) Puppet
4 7 (1.44%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 56 (11.52%) HP
2 41 (8.44%) Oracle
2 41 (8.44%) SAP
3 40 (8.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.65%) IBM
5 6 (1.23%) Teradata
6 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.82%) Cisco
6 4 (0.82%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.82%) F5
6 4 (0.82%) VMware
7 3 (0.62%) Sybase
7 3 (0.62%) Business Objects
7 3 (0.62%) Citrix
7 3 (0.62%) Murex
7 3 (0.62%) ESRI
7 3 (0.62%) Kofax
8 2 (0.41%) Remedy
8 2 (0.41%) Apple
8 2 (0.41%) Cognos
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £285 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 11 days ago