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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 411 326 300
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 244 368 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.69% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 229 254
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £264 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -14.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -80 216 £400 +14.28% 36
London -6 97 £435 +8.75% 16
South East -41 45 £400 +33.33% 10
South West -12 19 £450 +39.53% 5
North West -18 19 £418 -16.50%
City of London +37 16 £418 -1.76% 7
Scotland -38 15 £340 -2.85% 1
Berkshire -22 12 £373 +43.26%
West Midlands -7 11 £363 -8.22% 2
Edinburgh -21 10 £327 -3.77%
Cheshire -1 9 £475 -5.00%
Wiltshire -4 9 £388 +14.81% 2
Warrington -8 9 £475 -7.31%
Yorkshire +10 8 £325 - 2
East Midlands +3 8 £355 +29.09%
East of England +1 8 £363 +26.08% 1
Manchester -15 8 £339 +5.85%
Hampshire -31 8 £400 +23.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £388 +42.20% 2
Maidenhead +5 6 £373 +67.41%
West Yorkshire +4 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Surrey -3 6 £431 -13.75% 4
Milton Keynes +11 5 £388 +42.20% 2
Glasgow +1 5 £360 +2.85% 1
Bristol -8 5 £513 +60.15% 1
Leeds +5 4 £313 -10.71% 1
Essex 0 4 £363 +72.61%
Wales +17 3 £406 +20.37% 2
Derbyshire +12 3 £375 +36.98%
Derby +6 3 £375 +36.36%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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.

1 158 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.77%) Finance
3 141 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 117 (22.90%) Test Scripting
5 102 (19.96%) Test Strategy
6 93 (18.20%) QA
7 92 (18.00%) Banking
8 79 (15.46%) Defect Management
9 74 (14.48%) ISTQB
10 71 (13.89%) Test Automation
11 70 (13.70%) Software Testing
12 64 (12.52%) SQL
12 64 (12.52%) Retail
13 63 (12.33%) Selenium
14 61 (11.94%) Integration Testing
15 60 (11.74%) Security Cleared
16 58 (11.35%) ISEB
17 56 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
17 56 (10.96%) Functional Testing
18 54 (10.57%) System Integration Testing
18 54 (10.57%) Test Management
19 52 (10.18%) Test Planning
19 52 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (9.59%) JIRA
21 48 (9.39%) Non-Functional Testing
21 48 (9.39%) Migration
22 46 (9.00%) Java
23 45 (8.81%) Microsoft
24 41 (8.02%) HP
25 38 (7.44%) SC Cleared

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 11 (2.15%) Confluence
2 10 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) CICS
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.54%) MS Office
3 7 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.78%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) Maximo
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.39%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.39%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.20%) BASE24
4 1 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) GitHub
2 2 (0.39%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.39%) Taleo
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.37%) SNMP
2 5 (0.98%) DHCP
3 4 (0.78%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.59%) VPN
5 2 (0.39%) BGP
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
5 2 (0.39%) Firewall
5 2 (0.39%) HTTP
5 2 (0.39%) LAN
5 2 (0.39%) Modbus
5 2 (0.39%) OSPF
5 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.20%) 4G
6 1 (0.20%) DAB
6 1 (0.20%) Internet
6 1 (0.20%) Network Security
6 1 (0.20%) UMTS
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.37%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.78%) DataStage
3 4 (0.78%) GIS
3 4 (0.78%) MySQL
4 3 (0.59%) DB2
4 3 (0.59%) HBase
4 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.59%) Redis
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.39%) MS Access
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.20%) QlikView
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (12.33%) Selenium
2 49 (9.59%) JIRA
3 27 (5.28%) HP UFT
3 27 (5.28%) LoadRunner
4 23 (4.50%) Cucumber
4 23 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (3.33%) JMeter
5 17 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 14 (2.74%) SpecFlow
7 8 (1.57%) Appium
8 7 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.37%) Zephyr
9 6 (1.17%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.78%) TestComplete
10 4 (0.78%) TestPartner
11 3 (0.59%) JUnit
11 3 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.59%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.39%) WinRunner
General
1 147 (28.77%) Finance
2 92 (18.00%) Banking
3 64 (12.52%) Retail
4 20 (3.91%) Retail Banking
5 19 (3.72%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.96%) Law
7 9 (1.76%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.37%) Advertising
9 6 (1.17%) Games
9 6 (1.17%) Marketing
10 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.78%) Billing
12 3 (0.59%) Back Office
12 3 (0.59%) Electronics
12 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.59%) Front Office
12 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.11%) .NET
2 18 (3.52%) Web Services
3 12 (2.35%) Gherkin
4 11 (2.15%) HTML
5 10 (1.96%) XML
6 4 (0.78%) Middleware
7 3 (0.59%) Django
7 3 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.59%) SOAP
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.39%) Velocity
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.20%) Google Closure
9 1 (0.20%) Java EE
9 1 (0.20%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 10 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 10 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (1.96%) PKI
3 10 (1.96%) Smart Meter
4 9 (1.76%) SWIFT
5 8 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 5 (0.98%) Derivative
6 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.98%) EPoS
6 5 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 4 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.78%) NHS
7 4 (0.78%) User Experience
7 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.59%) Equities
8 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.68%) Windows
2 28 (5.48%) Linux
3 11 (2.15%) Android
3 11 (2.15%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.15%) Unix
4 7 (1.37%) Mac OS X
5 5 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 117 (22.90%) Test Scripting
4 102 (19.96%) Test Strategy
5 79 (15.46%) Defect Management
6 71 (13.89%) Test Automation
7 70 (13.70%) Software Testing
8 61 (11.94%) Integration Testing
9 56 (10.96%) Functional Testing
10 54 (10.57%) System Integration Testing
10 54 (10.57%) Test Management
11 52 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (10.18%) Test Planning
12 48 (9.39%) Migration
12 48 (9.39%) Non-Functional Testing
13 34 (6.65%) Scrum
13 34 (6.65%) SDLC
14 33 (6.46%) Waterfall
15 32 (6.26%) CRM
16 31 (6.07%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (12.52%) SQL
2 46 (9.00%) Java
3 27 (5.28%) C#
4 24 (4.70%) C
5 19 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.94%) Ruby
7 14 (2.74%) Python
8 9 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.57%) Perl
10 4 (0.78%) PHP
10 4 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.59%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (14.48%) ISTQB
2 60 (11.74%) Security Cleared
3 58 (11.35%) ISEB
4 38 (7.44%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (3.13%) Degree
7 9 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.59%) PMP
10 2 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
10 2 (0.39%) OCP
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.39%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (18.20%) QA
2 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.78%) SDET
4 3 (0.59%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.39%) GAAP
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
6 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) WMI
3 2 (0.39%) DameWare
3 2 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.02%) HP
3 32 (6.26%) Oracle
4 29 (5.68%) SAP
5 18 (3.52%) IBM
6 5 (0.98%) Charles River
6 5 (0.98%) VMware
7 4 (0.78%) Adobe
7 4 (0.78%) Teradata
8 3 (0.59%) ATG
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco
8 3 (0.59%) CODA
8 3 (0.59%) JDA
8 3 (0.59%) SunGard
9 2 (0.39%) Citrix
9 2 (0.39%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.39%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.39%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.39%) Informatica
9 2 (0.39%) Telerik
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