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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 401 338 298
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 256 337 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 224 264
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 £298 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 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 2 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 -47 229 £400 +11.88% 35
London -43 97 £425 +0.59% 14
South East -48 41 £388 +29.16% 8
South West -9 24 £345 +5.34% 2
North West 0 21 £450 -5.26% 2
City of London +24 14 £475 +12.42% 6
East Midlands +13 14 £366 +38.20%
Berkshire -6 13 £375 +44.23% 1
Scotland -36 12 £340 - 4
Yorkshire +6 11 £325 - 5
Cheshire -1 10 £475 -9.52%
Manchester -4 10 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands -10 10 £350 -8.08% 3
Wiltshire -3 9 £375 +9.09% 1
Warrington -5 9 £475 -9.52%
Bristol -11 9 £297 -7.90%
Derbyshire +8 8 £273 +2.83%
East of England -5 8 £438 +45.83%
Edinburgh -20 8 £340 +0.74% 4
Hampshire -25 8 £400 +11.88% 3
West Yorkshire +3 7 £313 -10.71% 5
Maidenhead +7 6 £373 +67.41%
Derby +5 5 £375 -
Leeds -6 5 £313 -10.71% 5
Suffolk +7 4 - -
Oxfordshire +6 4 £374 +30.00%
Glasgow +6 4 £336 +12.08%
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £388 +31.35% 1
Nottingham 0 4 £394 +57.50%
Nottinghamshire -1 4 £394 +57.50%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 159 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.81%) Finance
3 128 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 114 (22.98%) Test Scripting
5 101 (20.36%) QA
6 90 (18.15%) Test Strategy
7 77 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 75 (15.12%) ISTQB
8 75 (15.12%) Software Testing
9 73 (14.72%) Banking
10 69 (13.91%) Defect Management
11 67 (13.51%) Selenium
12 57 (11.49%) Security Cleared
13 55 (11.09%) Integration Testing
13 55 (11.09%) Functional Testing
13 55 (11.09%) Test Planning
13 55 (11.09%) Retail
14 54 (10.89%) ISEB
14 54 (10.89%) SQL
14 54 (10.89%) Test Management
15 53 (10.69%) Java
16 50 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (9.88%) Migration
17 49 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
18 46 (9.27%) JIRA
19 43 (8.67%) Non-Functional Testing
19 43 (8.67%) Microsoft
20 42 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
21 40 (8.06%) HP
22 36 (7.26%) 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 (2.22%) Confluence
2 9 (1.81%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.60%) nginx
5 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.40%) SAS
6 2 (0.40%) Site Server
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) Node.js
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.82%) MS Office
3 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.40%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.20%) BASE24
4 1 (0.20%) HFM
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.40%) GitHub
3 2 (0.40%) Office 365
3 2 (0.40%) Taleo
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.41%) SNMP
2 5 (1.01%) DHCP
3 4 (0.81%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.60%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) BGP
5 2 (0.40%) DNS
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) LAN
5 2 (0.40%) Modbus
5 2 (0.40%) OSPF
5 2 (0.40%) WAN
5 2 (0.40%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.20%) INAP
6 1 (0.20%) ISUP
6 1 (0.20%) RNC
6 1 (0.20%) SS7
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
6 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.81%) DataStage
4 4 (0.81%) MySQL
5 3 (0.60%) Big Data
5 3 (0.60%) DB2
5 3 (0.60%) HBase
5 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.60%) Redis
6 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.40%) MS Access
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) QlikView
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (13.51%) Selenium
2 46 (9.27%) JIRA
3 31 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 30 (6.05%) Cucumber
5 26 (5.24%) LoadRunner
6 22 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.43%) SpecFlow
7 17 (3.43%) WebDriver
8 15 (3.02%) JMeter
9 11 (2.22%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.81%) Appium
10 9 (1.81%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (1.21%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.01%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.81%) TestPartner
14 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.60%) Maven
15 3 (0.60%) TestDirector
General
1 133 (26.81%) Finance
2 73 (14.72%) Banking
3 55 (11.09%) Retail
4 14 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.81%) Law
7 7 (1.41%) Advertising
8 6 (1.21%) Games
8 6 (1.21%) Marketing
9 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.81%) Billing
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.84%) .NET
2 19 (3.83%) Web Services
3 12 (2.42%) Gherkin
3 12 (2.42%) HTML
4 11 (2.22%) XML
5 4 (0.81%) Middleware
5 4 (0.81%) SOAP
6 3 (0.60%) Django
6 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.40%) Velocity
7 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) Grails
8 1 (0.20%) Java EE
8 1 (0.20%) JSON
8 1 (0.20%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.02%) PKI
4 9 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.81%) SWIFT
5 8 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.41%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.21%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.81%) Derivative
9 4 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.60%) Equities
10 3 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.60%) IPTV
10 3 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.60%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.85%) Windows
2 21 (4.23%) Linux
3 11 (2.22%) Android
3 11 (2.22%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.22%) Unix
4 7 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.21%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.60%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 114 (22.98%) Test Scripting
4 90 (18.15%) Test Strategy
5 77 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 75 (15.12%) Software Testing
7 69 (13.91%) Defect Management
8 55 (11.09%) Functional Testing
8 55 (11.09%) Integration Testing
8 55 (11.09%) Test Planning
9 54 (10.89%) Test Management
10 50 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 49 (9.88%) Migration
12 43 (8.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 42 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
14 35 (7.06%) Scrum
15 34 (6.85%) Mentoring
15 34 (6.85%) SDLC
16 33 (6.65%) Waterfall
17 31 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (10.89%) SQL
2 53 (10.69%) Java
3 26 (5.24%) C#
4 19 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.43%) C
6 15 (3.02%) Ruby
7 13 (2.62%) Python
8 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.61%) Perl
10 3 (0.60%) PHP
10 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.60%) VB
11 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.20%) VBA
12 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (15.12%) ISTQB
2 57 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 54 (10.89%) ISEB
4 36 (7.26%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (3.83%) Degree
7 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.60%) HND
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) MCP
10 2 (0.40%) OCP
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.40%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.20%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (20.36%) QA
2 7 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.81%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.81%) SDET
5 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.40%) GAAP
5 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 49 (9.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.60%) Nagios
2 3 (0.60%) Opsview
2 3 (0.60%) WMI
3 2 (0.40%) DameWare
3 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (8.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.06%) HP
3 33 (6.65%) Oracle
4 31 (6.25%) SAP
5 20 (4.03%) IBM
6 7 (1.41%) VMware
7 4 (0.81%) Adobe
7 4 (0.81%) Informatica
7 4 (0.81%) Teradata
8 3 (0.60%) ATG
8 3 (0.60%) Cisco
8 3 (0.60%) CODA
8 3 (0.60%) JDA
9 2 (0.40%) Citrix
9 2 (0.40%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.40%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.40%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.40%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.40%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.20%) WorldPay
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago