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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 390 392 337
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 193 167 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 110 119
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£388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £70.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -1 178 £388 +10.71% 38
London +8 92 £425 +1.79% 13
South East -18 30 £345 +15.48% 9
City of London +10 25 £438 -12.50% 8
North West +9 14 £321 - 1
Scotland 0 14 £400 +6.66% 2
East of England +16 13 £300 +4.34% 4
Manchester +7 10 £321 - 1
South West -19 9 £375 +19.04% 3
Hampshire -28 8 £210 -29.41% 1
Milton Keynes +1 7 £295 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £295 -23.87% 1
East Midlands +13 6 £338 +12.50%
Surrey +4 6 £518 +73.94% 2
Edinburgh -7 6 £357 -10.87% 1
Yorkshire -19 6 £350 +6.06% 7
Birmingham +4 4 £363 +0.69% 1
West Midlands -1 4 £363 +6.61% 1
West Yorkshire -11 4 £350 +6.06% 4
Berkshire -3 3 £375 +14.50% 4
Stirling - 3 £450 -
Cheshire +8 2 - -
Bristol -6 2 £355 +19.83% 1
Glasgow -6 2 £340 +3.03% 1
Leeds -18 2 £350 +6.06% 1
Leatherhead - 2 £650 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £486 - 1
Reading +3 1 £375 +14.50% 3
South Yorkshire +1 1 £275 - 1

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 128 (30.19%) Finance
2 115 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 91 (21.46%) QA
5 87 (20.52%) SQL
6 82 (19.34%) Test Scripting
7 81 (19.10%) Banking
8 74 (17.45%) HP Quality Center
9 73 (17.22%) ISTQB
10 72 (16.98%) ISEB
10 72 (16.98%) Test Strategy
11 70 (16.51%) Selenium
12 62 (14.62%) Test Management
13 56 (13.21%) HP
14 54 (12.74%) Oracle
15 53 (12.50%) Software Testing
16 51 (12.03%) Test Automation
17 48 (11.32%) .NET
18 47 (11.08%) Security Cleared
19 45 (10.61%) HTML
20 44 (10.38%) JavaScript
21 41 (9.67%) Project Management
22 40 (9.43%) Integration Testing
23 39 (9.20%) Manual Testing
23 39 (9.20%) SC Cleared
23 39 (9.20%) Test Planning
23 39 (9.20%) Scrum
24 37 (8.73%) Migration
25 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
26 34 (8.02%) Automated Testing

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (1.65%) CMS
2 5 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (0.71%) Drupal
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.71%) IIS
3 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.47%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.24%) FileNet
5 1 (0.24%) CICS
Applications
1 19 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.65%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS Project
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Stata
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.72%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.47%) SAP BCA
5 2 (0.47%) Agresso
5 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.47%) Summit
5 2 (0.47%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.71%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
1 4 (0.94%) Firewall
2 3 (0.71%) ATM
2 3 (0.71%) GSM
2 3 (0.71%) Intranet
3 2 (0.47%) MPLS
3 2 (0.47%) 3G
3 2 (0.47%) INAP
3 2 (0.47%) SS7
3 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.47%) SSL
3 2 (0.47%) SAN
3 2 (0.47%) GPRS
3 2 (0.47%) BGP
3 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.47%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.24%) Multicast
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (4.01%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (2.36%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.65%) MySQL
5 6 (1.42%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.18%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.71%) DataStage
8 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.47%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) Essbase
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (16.51%) Selenium
2 33 (7.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (6.84%) JIRA
4 24 (5.66%) LoadRunner
4 24 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 20 (4.72%) JMeter
6 19 (4.48%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (3.54%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.83%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.89%) JUnit
10 8 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.65%) Calabash
12 6 (1.42%) Hudson
13 5 (1.18%) Appium
13 5 (1.18%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.18%) Maven
14 4 (0.94%) Behat
15 3 (0.71%) eggPlant
15 3 (0.71%) Zephyr
General
1 128 (30.19%) Finance
2 81 (19.10%) Banking
3 30 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 26 (6.13%) Retail
5 15 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.42%) Front Office
7 5 (1.18%) Back Office
7 5 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Billing
8 4 (0.94%) Legal
8 4 (0.94%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.47%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.32%) .NET
2 45 (10.61%) HTML
3 31 (7.31%) XML
4 29 (6.84%) ASP.NET
5 27 (6.37%) JSP
6 21 (4.95%) Web Services
7 14 (3.30%) CSS
7 14 (3.30%) REST
8 11 (2.59%) SOAP
9 7 (1.65%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.65%) jQuery
10 6 (1.42%) JSON
11 2 (0.47%) Spring
11 2 (0.47%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.24%) Android SDK
12 1 (0.24%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.24%) iOS SDK
12 1 (0.24%) CSS3
12 1 (0.24%) Django
12 1 (0.24%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.77%) Derivative
3 9 (2.12%) Open Source
4 8 (1.89%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.42%) Statistics
5 6 (1.42%) Fixed Income
5 6 (1.42%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.18%) IVR
6 5 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.94%) Biometrics
7 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.47%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.47%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.66%) Windows
2 15 (3.54%) Linux
3 12 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.59%) UNIX
5 10 (2.36%) Android
6 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 82 (19.34%) Test Scripting
4 72 (16.98%) Test Strategy
5 62 (14.62%) Test Management
6 53 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 51 (12.03%) Test Automation
8 41 (9.67%) Project Management
9 40 (9.43%) Integration Testing
10 39 (9.20%) Manual Testing
10 39 (9.20%) Test Planning
10 39 (9.20%) Scrum
11 37 (8.73%) Migration
12 34 (8.02%) Automated Testing
13 30 (7.08%) Validation
13 30 (7.08%) Performance Testing
14 27 (6.37%) Waterfall
14 27 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (6.13%) TDD
16 25 (5.90%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (20.52%) SQL
2 44 (10.38%) JavaScript
3 32 (7.55%) Java
4 19 (4.48%) C#
5 17 (4.01%) Ruby
6 14 (3.30%) VB
7 13 (3.07%) PHP
8 7 (1.65%) C
9 6 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.94%) Python
10 4 (0.94%) Perl
11 3 (0.71%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) VBA
13 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.24%) COBOL
13 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (17.22%) ISTQB
2 72 (16.98%) ISEB
3 47 (11.08%) Security Cleared
4 39 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 28 (6.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 22 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (4.95%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.59%) Degree
9 7 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.47%) CCNP
11 2 (0.47%) CCNA
11 2 (0.47%) MCSE
12 1 (0.24%) MCITP
12 1 (0.24%) HND
12 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (21.46%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) EMIR
2 5 (1.18%) FATCA
2 5 (1.18%) Basel III
2 5 (1.18%) MiFID
3 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.47%) Nmap
4 1 (0.24%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 74 (17.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.18%) CA Wily
3 2 (0.47%) Nessus
4 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.24%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (13.21%) HP
2 54 (12.74%) Oracle
3 36 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 28 (6.60%) SAP
5 8 (1.89%) VMware
6 7 (1.65%) Cisco
7 6 (1.42%) Murex
7 6 (1.42%) Citrix
8 4 (0.94%) IBM
8 4 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.94%) Juniper
8 4 (0.94%) Cognos
8 4 (0.94%) Actimize
8 4 (0.94%) F5
9 3 (0.71%) Sybase
9 3 (0.71%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.47%) Apple
10 2 (0.47%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.24%) Xamarin
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: £240 - £285 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 32 days holiday, excellent pension
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day + doe
Posted: 20 days ago