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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 348 292 364
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 298 355 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.65% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 241 106
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£350 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
- -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £39.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +4.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 -48 263 £350 +3.70% 27
London -9 100 £416 +4.06% 9
South East +3 74 £300 -7.69% 11
Hampshire -1 29 £365 +12.30% 1
Scotland +1 28 £339 +11.98% 6
South West 0 26 £330 +3.12%
Berkshire +8 25 £260 +6.66% 7
City of London -1 23 £420 +5.00% 6
Edinburgh -1 20 £338 +2.27% 4
Bristol +4 17 £330 +1.53%
North West -18 17 £475 +25.00% 1
Southampton -8 14 £395 +21.91% 1
East of England -7 13 £300 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire -1 11 £295 -12.59% 1
Reading +8 10 £400 +45.45% 1
Manchester -4 10 £450 +16.88% 1
Milton Keynes - 9 £295 - 1
Wiltshire +2 8 £326 +19.72%
East Midlands 0 8 £265 +51.42% 1
Winchester - 8 £288 -
Midlands +8 7 - -
Yorkshire -39 7 £325 -1.51% 3
West Midlands -24 6 £376 +7.50% 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £300 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £425 +63.46%
Leeds -31 4 £350 +16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -44 4 £350 +6.06% 3
Swindon +5 3 £300 +11.11%
East Anglia +4 3 £295 -
Derbyshire 0 3 £265 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 165 (32.42%) Finance
2 129 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (24.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 109 (21.41%) Test Scripting
5 102 (20.04%) QA
6 99 (19.45%) Test Strategy
7 87 (17.09%) SQL
8 84 (16.50%) Banking
9 81 (15.91%) ISEB
10 76 (14.93%) ISTQB
10 76 (14.93%) Test Management
11 72 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
12 65 (12.77%) Software Testing
13 61 (11.98%) Selenium
14 60 (11.79%) HP
15 59 (11.59%) Test Automation
16 52 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (9.82%) Java
18 49 (9.63%) Retail
19 47 (9.23%) Migration
19 47 (9.23%) SAP
19 47 (9.23%) Test Planning
20 43 (8.45%) Integration Testing
20 43 (8.45%) Manual Testing
21 41 (8.06%) Performance Testing
21 41 (8.06%) Microsoft
22 39 (7.66%) Scrum
23 38 (7.47%) Oracle
24 37 (7.27%) .NET
25 36 (7.07%) Validation

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (2.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (1.96%) Confluence
4 9 (1.77%) CMS
4 9 (1.77%) SAS
4 9 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.18%) FileNet
6 3 (0.59%) Drupal
6 3 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.59%) ArcSDE
6 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.59%) IIS
7 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Lync
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) CICS
Applications
1 30 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.73%) MS Office
3 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.59%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.59%) Summit
3 3 (0.59%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.20%) RiskWrite
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) SaaS
2 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.98%) Firewall
1 5 (0.98%) SAN
2 4 (0.79%) ATM
3 3 (0.59%) Intranet
4 2 (0.39%) MPLS
4 2 (0.39%) BGP
5 1 (0.20%) 4G
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.20%) VLAN
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.20%) 2G
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) PSTN
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) HTTP
5 1 (0.20%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) 3G
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.77%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.18%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.79%) DataStage
9 3 (0.59%) Big Data
9 3 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (0.59%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.39%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.39%) DB2
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.20%) QlikView
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (11.98%) Selenium
2 31 (6.09%) Cucumber
2 31 (6.09%) JIRA
3 29 (5.70%) LoadRunner
4 25 (4.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 24 (4.72%) JMeter
6 18 (3.54%) JUnit
6 18 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 18 (3.54%) SoapUI
6 18 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.16%) Maven
9 8 (1.57%) Calabash
10 7 (1.38%) RSpec
11 6 (1.18%) NUnit
11 6 (1.18%) Appium
12 4 (0.79%) TestNG
13 3 (0.59%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.59%) WebLOAD
General
1 165 (32.42%) Finance
2 84 (16.50%) Banking
3 49 (9.63%) Retail
4 24 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 22 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 18 (3.54%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.77%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.18%) Billing
9 6 (1.18%) Front Office
10 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.59%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Automotive
10 3 (0.59%) Legal
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
10 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.27%) .NET
2 25 (4.91%) HTML
3 23 (4.52%) XML
4 12 (2.36%) ASP.NET
4 12 (2.36%) Web Services
5 10 (1.96%) JSP
5 10 (1.96%) SOAP
6 9 (1.77%) CSS
7 7 (1.38%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.38%) REST
7 7 (1.38%) JSON
8 4 (0.79%) JSF
8 4 (0.79%) SAP Basis
8 4 (0.79%) RESTful
9 2 (0.39%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.20%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.20%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.16%) Derivative
2 11 (2.16%) NHS
3 9 (1.77%) New Media
3 9 (1.77%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.57%) Smart Meter
5 4 (0.79%) AS400
5 4 (0.79%) GIS
5 4 (0.79%) Open Source
5 4 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.59%) Fat Client
6 3 (0.59%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.59%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.59%) FMCG
6 3 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.59%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.39%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.91%) Windows
2 22 (4.32%) UNIX
3 13 (2.55%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.55%) Linux
4 11 (2.16%) Android
5 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (24.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 109 (21.41%) Test Scripting
4 99 (19.45%) Test Strategy
5 76 (14.93%) Test Management
6 65 (12.77%) Software Testing
7 59 (11.59%) Test Automation
8 52 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (9.23%) Migration
9 47 (9.23%) Test Planning
10 43 (8.45%) Integration Testing
10 43 (8.45%) Manual Testing
11 41 (8.06%) Performance Testing
12 39 (7.66%) Scrum
13 36 (7.07%) Validation
14 26 (5.11%) Project Management
15 25 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (4.72%) Waterfall
17 23 (4.52%) TDD
18 22 (4.32%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (17.09%) SQL
2 50 (9.82%) Java
3 26 (5.11%) Ruby
4 22 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.16%) C#
6 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.38%) VB
8 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.98%) C
8 5 (0.98%) Perl
9 3 (0.59%) PHP
9 3 (0.59%) VBScript
10 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 2 (0.39%) COBOL
11 1 (0.20%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.20%) Scala
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) Python
11 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 81 (15.91%) ISEB
2 76 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 36 (7.07%) Security Cleared
4 34 (6.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (5.70%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (2.36%) Degree
8 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.98%) MCITP
9 5 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (20.04%) QA
2 8 (1.57%) FATCA
3 5 (0.98%) EMIR
3 5 (0.98%) MiFID
3 5 (0.98%) Basel III
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.39%) COREP
4 2 (0.39%) FINREP
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 72 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (2.36%) CA Wily
3 9 (1.77%) Puppet
4 7 (1.38%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.20%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (11.79%) HP
2 47 (9.23%) SAP
3 41 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.47%) Oracle
5 9 (1.77%) IBM
6 7 (1.38%) Cisco
6 7 (1.38%) Remedy
7 6 (1.18%) VMware
7 6 (1.18%) Teradata
8 4 (0.79%) Cognizant
8 4 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.79%) F5
9 3 (0.59%) Wall Street Systems
9 3 (0.59%) ESRI
9 3 (0.59%) Kofax
9 3 (0.59%) Siebel
9 3 (0.59%) Sybase
9 3 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.59%) Informatica
9 3 (0.59%) Citrix
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