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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 317 350 347
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 350 281 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.56% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 163 141
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £46.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -11.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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 +30 309 £350 - 37
London +2 105 £375 -6.25% 16
South East 0 67 £300 -12.72% 7
North West +10 39 £400 +17.64% 4
Scotland +9 39 £350 +12.00% 5
Hampshire -6 32 £338 -3.57% 2
Edinburgh +14 29 £340 +4.61% 5
South West 0 29 £325 -1.51% 1
City of London -4 29 £450 +38.46% 8
Berkshire +14 19 £268 +7.00%
Manchester +3 17 £296 -23.05%
East Midlands -1 17 £275 +7.31% 2
Yorkshire -12 17 £350 +11.02% 3
East of England -4 16 £355 -9.55%
West Yorkshire -19 15 £390 +23.71% 2
Bristol -2 14 £323 -0.76% 1
Leeds -11 13 £395 +31.66% 1
Winchester - 13 £300 -
Oxfordshire -15 11 £300 -25.00%
Liverpool - 10 £675 - 1
Merseyside - 10 £675 - 1
Wiltshire +7 9 £308 -2.38%
West Midlands -1 9 £363 +3.57% 3
Southampton -1 9 £381 +8.92%
Nottingham -2 8 £275 +22.22%
Glasgow -2 8 £350 +2.94%
Nottinghamshire -8 8 £275 +22.22%
Slough +12 7 £289 -
Reading +11 6 £260 -
Oxford -9 6 £300 -25.00%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 177 (28.14%) Finance
2 171 (27.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 147 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (21.78%) Test Scripting
5 134 (21.30%) Test Strategy
6 126 (20.03%) ISEB
7 109 (17.33%) QA
8 108 (17.17%) ISTQB
9 106 (16.85%) Banking
10 93 (14.79%) SQL
11 88 (13.99%) Software Testing
12 80 (12.72%) Test Automation
13 79 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
14 77 (12.24%) Test Planning
15 73 (11.61%) Test Management
16 72 (11.45%) HP
17 69 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (10.33%) Selenium
19 64 (10.17%) Retail
20 60 (9.54%) Integration Testing
21 59 (9.38%) SAP
22 58 (9.22%) Non-Functional Testing
23 56 (8.90%) Performance Testing
24 54 (8.59%) Migration
25 51 (8.11%) Java
25 51 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
26 50 (7.95%) Microsoft
27 48 (7.63%) Oracle
28 47 (7.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 47 (7.47%) Security Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 15 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 15 (2.38%) SAS
2 11 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.59%) Confluence
4 9 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.79%) FileNet
5 5 (0.79%) CMS
6 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.48%) ArcSDE
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) Documentum
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) Drupal
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.70%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Summit
2 6 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.79%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.48%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.16%) RiskWrite
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.95%) ATM
2 5 (0.79%) SAN
3 4 (0.64%) Firewall
4 2 (0.32%) 2G
4 2 (0.32%) 4G
4 2 (0.32%) LAN
4 2 (0.32%) PSTN
4 2 (0.32%) WAN
4 2 (0.32%) Intranet
4 2 (0.32%) Internet
4 2 (0.32%) 3G
4 2 (0.32%) SS7
4 2 (0.32%) TCAP
4 2 (0.32%) ISUP
4 2 (0.32%) SCCP
4 2 (0.32%) INAP
4 2 (0.32%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) SNMP
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.43%) SAP BW
5 8 (1.27%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.11%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.48%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.32%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.32%) DataStage
10 2 (0.32%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.32%) MySQL
10 2 (0.32%) OLAP
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 65 (10.33%) Selenium
2 39 (6.20%) JIRA
3 32 (5.09%) HP UFT
4 29 (4.61%) LoadRunner
5 27 (4.29%) SoapUI
5 27 (4.29%) Cucumber
6 21 (3.34%) WebDriver
6 21 (3.34%) JMeter
7 18 (2.86%) JUnit
8 14 (2.23%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.07%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.75%) Maven
11 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.27%) RSpec
13 7 (1.11%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.95%) NUnit
14 6 (0.95%) Calabash
15 5 (0.79%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.64%) JBehave
16 4 (0.64%) Appium
General
1 177 (28.14%) Finance
2 106 (16.85%) Banking
3 64 (10.17%) Retail
4 35 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 27 (4.29%) Retail Banking
6 26 (4.13%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.43%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.95%) Billing
9 5 (0.79%) Front Office
10 3 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Publishing
10 3 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.48%) Marketing
10 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.32%) French Language
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.04%) .NET
2 25 (3.97%) XML
3 20 (3.18%) SOAP
4 19 (3.02%) HTML
5 13 (2.07%) Web Services
6 10 (1.59%) JSP
6 10 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.79%) RESTful
8 4 (0.64%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.64%) JSF
8 4 (0.64%) CSS
8 4 (0.64%) REST
8 4 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.48%) Middleware
9 3 (0.48%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.32%) CGI
11 1 (0.16%) Android SDK
11 1 (0.16%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.16%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.54%) Smart Meter
3 13 (2.07%) NHS
3 13 (2.07%) New Media
4 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 6 (0.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 5 (0.79%) SWIFT
6 5 (0.79%) Derivative
6 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.48%) GIS
8 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.48%) EPoS
8 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.48%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.48%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.50%) UNIX
2 20 (3.18%) Windows
3 13 (2.07%) Linux
4 7 (1.11%) Android
4 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (27.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 147 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (21.78%) Test Scripting
4 134 (21.30%) Test Strategy
5 88 (13.99%) Software Testing
6 80 (12.72%) Test Automation
7 77 (12.24%) Test Planning
8 73 (11.61%) Test Management
9 69 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (9.54%) Integration Testing
11 58 (9.22%) Non-Functional Testing
12 56 (8.90%) Performance Testing
13 54 (8.59%) Migration
14 51 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
15 45 (7.15%) Scrum
16 40 (6.36%) Manual Testing
17 37 (5.88%) SDLC
18 34 (5.41%) Waterfall
19 32 (5.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
20 30 (4.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.79%) SQL
2 51 (8.11%) Java
3 21 (3.34%) Ruby
4 17 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.54%) C#
6 14 (2.23%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.11%) VB
7 7 (1.11%) C
8 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.95%) Perl
9 4 (0.64%) PHP
10 3 (0.48%) VBScript
10 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.16%) Python
12 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.16%) REXX
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) RPG
12 1 (0.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (20.03%) ISEB
2 108 (17.17%) ISTQB
3 47 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 47 (7.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 34 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (2.07%) Degree
7 7 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (0.95%) MCITP
8 6 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.64%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) CCNA
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (17.33%) QA
2 8 (1.27%) FATCA
3 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.48%) Basel III
4 2 (0.32%) COREP
4 2 (0.32%) FINREP
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 79 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.43%) CA Wily
2 9 (1.43%) Puppet
3 7 (1.11%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.16%) Netcool
4 1 (0.16%) SCCM
4 1 (0.16%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (11.45%) HP
2 59 (9.38%) SAP
3 50 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 48 (7.63%) Oracle
5 12 (1.91%) Remedy
6 8 (1.27%) IBM
7 7 (1.11%) Cisco
8 6 (0.95%) VMware
8 6 (0.95%) Teradata
9 4 (0.64%) Capita
9 4 (0.64%) Informatica
10 3 (0.48%) BMC
10 3 (0.48%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.48%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.48%) Siebel
10 3 (0.48%) Citrix
10 3 (0.48%) Wall Street Systems
10 3 (0.48%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.48%) ESRI
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