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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 371 365 396
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 271 259 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 179 129
Average daily rate £400 £371 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £272 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £374 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £70.00
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 254 £400 +9.21% 58
London +11 104 £425 - 21
City of London +39 34 £475 +10.14% 5
South West +17 34 £350 -3.44% 4
South East +4 30 £425 +30.76% 6
Yorkshire -5 27 £450 +38.46% 9
North West -11 21 £315 +0.88% 9
East Midlands +1 20 £358 +4.37% 2
West Yorkshire 0 18 £450 +28.57% 7
Manchester -8 16 £293 -6.40% 7
Derbyshire 0 15 £275 -
Leeds -2 14 £480 +37.14% 6
Scotland -19 13 £319 -20.31% 6
Bristol +2 10 £297 -10.67%
Derby +1 10 - -
Berkshire +9 7 £463 +23.33% 1
Wiltshire -5 7 £388 +3.33% 1
East of England -7 7 £295 -1.66% 1
West Midlands -15 6 £350 +7.69% 3
Bedfordshire - 6 £295 -
Glasgow +12 5 £344 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £438 +48.30%
Somerset +4 5 £388 - 1
Surrey -8 5 £450 -30.76%
North East -18 5 £550 +15.78% 1
Edinburgh -24 5 £250 -25.37% 4
Chesterfield - 5 £275 -
Bath - 5 £388 - 1
Luton - 5 £295 -
Reading -3 4 £463 +23.33%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 158 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (24.70%) Finance
3 139 (24.17%) QA
4 130 (22.61%) Test Scripting
5 120 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 116 (20.17%) Test Strategy
7 105 (18.26%) Test Automation
8 92 (16.00%) ISTQB
9 91 (15.83%) Software Testing
10 76 (13.22%) ISEB
11 74 (12.87%) Banking
12 72 (12.52%) JIRA
12 72 (12.52%) Selenium
13 71 (12.35%) Functional Testing
14 69 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 69 (12.00%) Defect Management
15 68 (11.83%) Non-Functional Testing
16 66 (11.48%) SQL
17 60 (10.43%) Test Planning
18 59 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
19 58 (10.09%) HP
20 57 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (9.91%) Test Management
21 52 (9.04%) SC Cleared
21 52 (9.04%) Migration
22 49 (8.52%) Mentoring
22 49 (8.52%) Retail
23 47 (8.17%) HP UFT
24 46 (8.00%) Java
24 46 (8.00%) Oracle

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 25 (4.35%) Confluence
2 8 (1.39%) SAS
2 8 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.70%) CMS
4 4 (0.70%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.52%) IIS
5 3 (0.52%) nginx
5 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.35%) Site Server
6 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.17%) JBoss
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.43%) MS Office
3 8 (1.39%) MS Project
4 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) HFM
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.35%) BASE24
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.35%) Primavera
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI-GL
4 2 (0.35%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.35%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.17%) Aligne
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) IaaS
3 2 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.30%) SNMP
2 5 (0.87%) DHCP
2 5 (0.87%) SAN
3 3 (0.52%) HTTP
3 3 (0.52%) Internet
3 3 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.35%) ATM
4 2 (0.35%) CTI
4 2 (0.35%) LAN
4 2 (0.35%) WAN
4 2 (0.35%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.17%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.17%) 4G
5 1 (0.17%) Broadband
5 1 (0.17%) GPRS
5 1 (0.17%) GSM
5 1 (0.17%) LDAP
5 1 (0.17%) UMTS
5 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.70%) DataStage
5 3 (0.52%) Big Data
5 3 (0.52%) DB2
5 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.35%) MS Access
6 2 (0.35%) MySQL
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.17%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (12.52%) JIRA
1 72 (12.52%) Selenium
2 47 (8.17%) HP UFT
3 42 (7.30%) Cucumber
4 40 (6.96%) LoadRunner
5 28 (4.87%) Jenkins
5 28 (4.87%) JMeter
6 26 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.61%) SpecFlow
8 11 (1.91%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.74%) TestPartner
9 10 (1.74%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.39%) Appium
11 8 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (0.87%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.70%) ERwin
15 3 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 142 (24.70%) Finance
2 74 (12.87%) Banking
3 49 (8.52%) Retail
4 16 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.61%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.74%) Legal
7 7 (1.22%) Advertising
7 7 (1.22%) Games
8 6 (1.04%) Law
9 3 (0.52%) Billing
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
10 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.04%) .NET
2 17 (2.96%) XML
3 14 (2.43%) Gherkin
4 12 (2.09%) Web Services
5 11 (1.91%) HTML
6 8 (1.39%) SOAP
7 6 (1.04%) Middleware
8 5 (0.87%) CSS
9 4 (0.70%) FIXML
9 4 (0.70%) FpML
10 3 (0.52%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.35%) EDI
11 2 (0.35%) Grails
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.17%) JSON
12 1 (0.17%) REST
12 1 (0.17%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.83%) PKI
3 16 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.04%) New Media
7 6 (1.04%) NHS
8 5 (0.87%) Derivative
8 5 (0.87%) Equities
9 4 (0.70%) EPoS
9 4 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.70%) User Experience
10 3 (0.52%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.52%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.65%) Windows
2 27 (4.70%) Linux
3 19 (3.30%) Mac OS X
4 13 (2.26%) Unix
5 9 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.04%) Android
6 6 (1.04%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) CentOS
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (22.61%) Test Scripting
3 120 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 116 (20.17%) Test Strategy
5 105 (18.26%) Test Automation
6 91 (15.83%) Software Testing
7 71 (12.35%) Functional Testing
8 69 (12.00%) Defect Management
9 68 (11.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 60 (10.43%) Test Planning
11 57 (9.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (9.91%) Test Management
12 52 (9.04%) Migration
13 49 (8.52%) Mentoring
14 45 (7.83%) System Integration Testing
15 42 (7.30%) SDLC
16 41 (7.13%) Scrum
17 38 (6.61%) Integration Testing
17 38 (6.61%) Performance Testing
18 37 (6.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (11.48%) SQL
2 46 (8.00%) Java
3 29 (5.04%) C#
4 20 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.96%) C
6 16 (2.78%) Ruby
7 14 (2.43%) Python
8 12 (2.09%) Perl
8 12 (2.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.70%) ABAP
10 4 (0.70%) C++
11 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.35%) VBA
13 1 (0.17%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 92 (16.00%) ISTQB
2 76 (13.22%) ISEB
3 69 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 52 (9.04%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (3.65%) Degree
7 6 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.87%) HND
8 5 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) CCNA
12 1 (0.17%) CCNP
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (24.17%) QA
2 10 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) GAAP
4 2 (0.35%) SDET
5 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.17%) FATCA
5 1 (0.17%) GPG13
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 59 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.52%) Nagios
2 3 (0.52%) Opsview
3 2 (0.35%) DameWare
3 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
4 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (10.09%) HP
2 46 (8.00%) Oracle
3 40 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.74%) SAP
5 15 (2.61%) IBM
6 12 (2.09%) Informatica
7 7 (1.22%) Citrix
7 7 (1.22%) VMware
8 5 (0.87%) Murex
8 5 (0.87%) Rally
9 4 (0.70%) Teradata
10 2 (0.35%) CODA
10 2 (0.35%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.35%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.35%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.35%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.35%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.17%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.17%) Veeam
11 1 (0.17%) Verint
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