The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK
Rank 425 377 365
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 181 273 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 165 203
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £521 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £361 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +9.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 167 £413 +3.12% 42
London -27 60 £425 -5.55% 16
South East +16 28 £413 -5.71% 11
South West +1 24 £345 +1.47%
East Midlands +7 16 £363 -2.68% 1
Hampshire +10 14 £389 - 2
City of London -8 13 £450 -5.26% 2
West Midlands +11 12 £350 - 1
Wiltshire +11 10 £300 -20.00%
Swindon +9 9 £300 -12.15%
Berkshire +11 8 £375 -17.80% 2
Northampton - 8 £363 -
Northamptonshire - 8 £363 -
Wales +21 7 £338 +17.39% 1
North West +10 7 £445 +56.14% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 7 £275 -50.00%
North East -10 7 £275 -45.00%
Tyne and Wear -13 7 £275 -50.00%
Cardiff +24 6 £331 +15.21%
South Wales +23 6 £331 +15.21% 1
Basingstoke - 6 £379 -
Birmingham +5 5 £333 -5.00% 1
East of England -2 5 £463 +56.77% 4
Scotland +6 4 £395 +17.03% 3
Yorkshire 0 4 £379 -13.92% 3
Bristol -3 4 £345 +16.16%
Watford - 4 £463 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £463 - 1
Edinburgh +14 3 £395 +12.85% 2
Nottingham +7 3 £413 +6.45%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 130 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (26.73%) Test Scripting
3 101 (25.00%) Finance
4 91 (22.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 86 (21.29%) Test Strategy
6 73 (18.07%) Selenium
7 68 (16.83%) ISEB
8 64 (15.84%) ISTQB
9 56 (13.86%) Banking
10 55 (13.61%) Test Automation
11 51 (12.62%) QA
12 49 (12.13%) JIRA
12 49 (12.13%) Defect Management
13 46 (11.39%) Automated Testing
14 42 (10.40%) SQL
15 39 (9.65%) Oracle
15 39 (9.65%) Software Testing
15 39 (9.65%) BDD
15 39 (9.65%) Functional Testing
16 38 (9.41%) Test Management
16 38 (9.41%) Security Cleared
16 38 (9.41%) Migration
17 37 (9.16%) Performance Testing
18 36 (8.91%) Cucumber
18 36 (8.91%) Retail
19 35 (8.66%) Java
19 35 (8.66%) Scrum
20 33 (8.17%) HP
21 31 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (7.67%) System Integration Testing

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.98%) Confluence
2 5 (1.24%) CICS
3 4 (0.99%) JBoss
3 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.74%) SAS
4 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.25%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.99%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.49%) Taleo
3 5 (1.24%) GitHub
3 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.24%) SaaS
4 4 (0.99%) Office 365
5 3 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.24%) FTP
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) VoIP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.50%) LAN
3 2 (0.50%) Multicast
3 2 (0.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) 4G
4 1 (0.25%) BGP
4 1 (0.25%) HSRP
4 1 (0.25%) LLU
4 1 (0.25%) PPP
4 1 (0.25%) PSTN
4 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.25%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) UMTS
4 1 (0.25%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.22%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.99%) MySQL
5 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.74%) InfluxDB
6 3 (0.74%) PowerCenter
6 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.50%) Kalido
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.50%) Redis
7 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) DataStage
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (18.07%) Selenium
2 49 (12.13%) JIRA
3 36 (8.91%) Cucumber
4 25 (6.19%) SoapUI
4 25 (6.19%) WebDriver
5 23 (5.69%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.46%) HP UFT
6 18 (4.46%) JMeter
7 16 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.97%) SpecFlow
9 11 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
11 9 (2.23%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.23%) Maven
12 8 (1.98%) JUnit
13 7 (1.73%) NUnit
13 7 (1.73%) Subversion
14 6 (1.49%) GitLab
15 5 (1.24%) Appium
15 5 (1.24%) CasperJS
General
1 101 (25.00%) Finance
2 56 (13.86%) Banking
3 36 (8.91%) Retail
4 14 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.22%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Law
7 5 (1.24%) Billing
7 5 (1.24%) Marketing
8 4 (0.99%) Legal
8 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Front Office
9 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.20%) Web Services
2 16 (3.96%) SOAP
3 15 (3.71%) .NET
4 13 (3.22%) XML
5 12 (2.97%) REST
6 10 (2.48%) Middleware
7 8 (1.98%) Spring
8 5 (1.24%) JSON
9 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.99%) CSS
9 4 (0.99%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.99%) HTML
9 4 (0.99%) RESTful
10 2 (0.50%) Drools
10 2 (0.50%) HEVC
10 2 (0.50%) PlayReady
10 2 (0.50%) Widevine
11 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.25%) Django
11 1 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.98%) Data Centre
2 8 (1.98%) NHS
3 7 (1.73%) Fintech
3 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (0.99%) Smart Meter
5 3 (0.74%) EPoS
5 3 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.50%) MPEG
6 2 (0.50%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.25%) iPad
7 1 (0.25%) Online Games
7 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.71%) Linux
2 11 (2.72%) Unix
3 8 (1.98%) Windows
4 7 (1.73%) Android
5 4 (0.99%) AIX
5 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.99%) HPUX
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (26.73%) Test Scripting
3 91 (22.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 86 (21.29%) Test Strategy
5 55 (13.61%) Test Automation
6 49 (12.13%) Defect Management
7 46 (11.39%) Automated Testing
8 39 (9.65%) BDD
8 39 (9.65%) Functional Testing
8 39 (9.65%) Software Testing
9 38 (9.41%) Migration
9 38 (9.41%) Test Management
10 37 (9.16%) Performance Testing
11 35 (8.66%) Scrum
12 31 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (7.67%) System Integration Testing
13 30 (7.43%) Manual Testing
13 30 (7.43%) Non-Functional Testing
14 29 (7.18%) Automation Testing
15 27 (6.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.40%) SQL
2 35 (8.66%) Java
3 14 (3.47%) C#
4 13 (3.22%) Ruby
5 8 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.99%) Groovy
6 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
6 4 (0.99%) Python
7 3 (0.74%) PHP
8 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
8 2 (0.50%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.50%) C++
8 2 (0.50%) Perl
8 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) COBOL
9 1 (0.25%) JCL
9 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (16.83%) ISEB
2 64 (15.84%) ISTQB
3 38 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 31 (7.67%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.48%) Degree
7 6 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.99%) PhD
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.62%) QA
2 7 (1.73%) SDET
3 5 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.50%) EMIR
5 2 (0.50%) GxP
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.50%) MiFID
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) Basel II
6 1 (0.25%) FATCA
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.25%) WAI
6 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (6.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.99%) Ambari
2 4 (0.99%) Grafana
2 4 (0.99%) HAProxy
2 4 (0.99%) ZABBIX
3 3 (0.74%) collectd
3 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.50%) Nagios
4 2 (0.50%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.25%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 39 (9.65%) Oracle
2 33 (8.17%) HP
3 24 (5.94%) SAP
4 19 (4.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.49%) Saba
5 6 (1.49%) Workday
6 5 (1.24%) Sybase
7 4 (0.99%) Google
7 4 (0.99%) Guidewire
7 4 (0.99%) IBM
7 4 (0.99%) Informatica
7 4 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.99%) webMethods
8 3 (0.74%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.74%) hybris
8 3 (0.74%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.50%) CA
9 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco
9 2 (0.50%) Remedy
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Rate: £225 - £325 per day
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Berkshire
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £335 per day
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OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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