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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 414 396 414
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 220 258 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 170 153
Median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 December 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 December 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 -17 208 £400 +6.66% 22
London -19 72 £425 +10.74% 8
South East +43 38 £385 -3.75% 3
South West 0 27 £383 +10.86%
North West +8 19 £431 +30.48% 4
City of London -4 19 £425 -8.10% 5
East Midlands -3 18 £438 +31.57% 1
Berkshire +19 11 £350 -25.72%
East of England +9 11 £331 -8.62% 3
Scotland +17 10 £525 +61.53%
West Midlands -32 9 £345 -1.42% 3
Devon +9 8 £380 -5.00%
Exeter +3 8 £380 -12.13%
Manchester +1 8 £425 +37.09% 1
Hampshire +21 7 £376 -2.90%
Cheshire +13 7 £473 +7.38%
Northamptonshire -4 7 £500 +25.00%
North East -31 7 £400 -27.27%
Tyne and Wear -34 7 £400 -27.27%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 7 £400 -27.27%
Oxfordshire 0 6 £400 +45.45% 1
Northampton -3 6 £475 +18.75%
Wiltshire -9 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +23 5 £338 -20.58%
Milton Keynes +17 5 £338 -20.58%
Edinburgh +17 5 £525 +61.53%
Gloucestershire +9 5 £400 +18.51%
Swindon +3 5 - -
Hertfordshire +1 5 £225 -55.00% 1
Yorkshire -7 5 £375 -14.28%

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.65%) Finance
3 121 (24.25%) Test Strategy
4 117 (23.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 103 (20.64%) Test Scripting
6 80 (16.03%) ISEB
7 71 (14.23%) QA
8 68 (13.63%) ISTQB
9 65 (13.03%) Test Automation
10 63 (12.63%) Banking
11 62 (12.42%) Selenium
12 61 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 59 (11.82%) SQL
14 56 (11.22%) Retail
15 53 (10.62%) Defect Management
16 50 (10.02%) Oracle
17 49 (9.82%) JIRA
18 48 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
18 48 (9.62%) Automated Testing
19 46 (9.22%) HP
19 46 (9.22%) HP Quality Center
20 44 (8.82%) Functional Testing
21 42 (8.42%) BDD
21 42 (8.42%) Performance Testing
21 42 (8.42%) Microsoft
21 42 (8.42%) Software Testing
21 42 (8.42%) Migration
22 41 (8.22%) Test Management
23 39 (7.82%) Security Cleared
23 39 (7.82%) Waterfall

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 16 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.40%) Confluence
4 6 (1.20%) CICS
5 5 (1.00%) JBoss
5 5 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.40%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.40%) CMS
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
8 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.20%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.20%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 12 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.00%) MS Office
3 7 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.80%) MS Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.40%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.40%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) Magento
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle iStore
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.00%) SaaS
2 3 (0.60%) Taleo
3 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.40%) Force.com
4 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.20%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.20%) FTP
2 7 (1.40%) HTTP
3 5 (1.00%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.60%) Multicast
4 3 (0.60%) PBX
4 3 (0.60%) VoIP
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.20%) 2G
6 1 (0.20%) 3G
6 1 (0.20%) ATM
6 1 (0.20%) GPRS
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) PSTN
6 1 (0.20%) UMTS
6 1 (0.20%) VLAN
6 1 (0.20%) VPN
6 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.20%) MySQL
5 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.60%) HBase
5 3 (0.60%) Redis
6 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (0.40%) DB2
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.40%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.40%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.20%) DataStage
7 1 (0.20%) MS Access
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (12.42%) Selenium
2 49 (9.82%) JIRA
3 29 (5.81%) Cucumber
4 25 (5.01%) HP UFT
5 22 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 20 (4.01%) WebDriver
7 19 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (3.61%) JMeter
9 17 (3.41%) Jenkins
10 15 (3.01%) LoadRunner
11 12 (2.40%) SpecFlow
12 11 (2.20%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.60%) Git (software)
13 8 (1.60%) JUnit
13 8 (1.60%) Subversion
14 7 (1.40%) Protractor
15 6 (1.20%) Zephyr
16 5 (1.00%) CasperJS
16 5 (1.00%) NUnit
17 4 (0.80%) Robot Framework
General
1 133 (26.65%) Finance
2 63 (12.63%) Banking
3 56 (11.22%) Retail
4 20 (4.01%) Retail Banking
5 10 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.60%) Law
8 7 (1.40%) Billing
9 6 (1.20%) Games
10 5 (1.00%) Legal
10 5 (1.00%) Marketing
11 4 (0.80%) Electronics
11 4 (0.80%) Front Office
11 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.80%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Back Office
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.21%) .NET
2 24 (4.81%) Web Services
3 21 (4.21%) Middleware
4 13 (2.61%) SOAP
5 12 (2.40%) XML
6 9 (1.80%) REST
7 5 (1.00%) JSON
7 5 (1.00%) RESTful
8 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.80%) Spring
9 3 (0.60%) Django
9 3 (0.60%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.60%) HEVC
9 3 (0.60%) PlayReady
9 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.60%) Widevine
10 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.40%) Laravel
10 2 (0.40%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.80%) Smart Meter
4 8 (1.60%) EPoS
5 7 (1.40%) Fintech
6 6 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.00%) NHS
8 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.80%) iPad
9 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.60%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.60%) IVR
9 3 (0.60%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.60%) MPEG
9 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.60%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.40%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.40%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.81%) Linux
2 17 (3.41%) Unix
3 15 (3.01%) Windows
4 7 (1.40%) Android
5 6 (1.20%) AIX
6 5 (1.00%) HPUX
7 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (24.25%) Test Strategy
3 117 (23.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 103 (20.64%) Test Scripting
5 65 (13.03%) Test Automation
6 61 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (10.62%) Defect Management
8 48 (9.62%) Automated Testing
8 48 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
9 44 (8.82%) Functional Testing
10 42 (8.42%) BDD
10 42 (8.42%) Migration
10 42 (8.42%) Performance Testing
10 42 (8.42%) Software Testing
11 41 (8.22%) Test Management
12 39 (7.82%) Waterfall
13 38 (7.62%) TDD
14 36 (7.21%) Regression Testing
15 35 (7.01%) CRM
15 35 (7.01%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.82%) SQL
2 37 (7.41%) Java
3 11 (2.20%) C#
4 9 (1.80%) Ruby
5 7 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.40%) Python
6 6 (1.20%) C
7 5 (1.00%) ActionScript
7 5 (1.00%) ActionScript 2.0
7 5 (1.00%) PHP
8 4 (0.80%) VBScript
9 3 (0.60%) VB
10 2 (0.40%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (16.03%) ISEB
2 68 (13.63%) ISTQB
3 39 (7.82%) Security Cleared
4 29 (5.81%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.21%) Degree
6 8 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.80%) PhD
10 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (14.23%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) SDET
3 5 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.80%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.40%) EMIR
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.40%) MiFID
5 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) SEPA
6 1 (0.20%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.20%) Docker
1 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (9.22%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.60%) Nagios
2 3 (0.60%) TeMIP
3 1 (0.20%) Ambari
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
3 1 (0.20%) collectd
3 1 (0.20%) Grafana
3 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (10.02%) Oracle
2 46 (9.22%) HP
3 42 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 24 (4.81%) SAP
5 9 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.20%) Guidewire
7 5 (1.00%) IBM
7 5 (1.00%) NetSuite
7 5 (1.00%) Sybase
8 4 (0.80%) hybris
8 4 (0.80%) Informatica
8 4 (0.80%) VMware
8 4 (0.80%) Workday
9 3 (0.60%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.60%) CA
9 3 (0.60%) Fujitsu
9 3 (0.60%) Nagra
9 3 (0.60%) Saba
9 3 (0.60%) Splunk
9 3 (0.60%) Tektronix
Watford, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago