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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 414 400 353
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 203 179 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 108 110
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 -1 188 £388 +6.89% 40
London +11 94 £450 +7.78% 16
South East -8 40 £315 -4.54% 8
Hampshire -6 22 £270 -13.60% 3
City of London +6 21 £450 - 4
East Midlands +6 12 £338 +6.29%
North West +1 12 £360 +5.49% 6
South West -29 12 £343 -2.49% 2
Scotland -9 11 £330 -24.57% 2
Gosport - 10 - - 1
Manchester -4 8 £350 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -15 7 £350 +6.06% 4
Edinburgh -7 6 £323 -24.11% 1
Glasgow 0 5 £335 +34.00% 1
Surrey -8 5 £385 +6.20% 2
West Yorkshire -9 5 £325 -1.51% 3
Bristol -13 5 £350 +26.12% 1
Derbyshire +10 4 £375 +30.43%
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £290 -25.16% 1
Leeds -10 4 £300 -9.09% 2
East of England -15 4 £400 +39.13% 2
Wales - 4 £325 - 2
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £315 -
South Wales - 4 £325 - 2
Derby - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £290 - 1
Berkshire -1 3 £300 -8.39% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £359 -
North East - 3 £359 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 122 (27.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 110 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (24.22%) Finance
4 98 (21.97%) ISTQB
5 93 (20.85%) Test Scripting
6 92 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
7 90 (20.18%) SQL
8 89 (19.96%) Oracle
9 84 (18.83%) HP
9 84 (18.83%) Test Strategy
10 80 (17.94%) ISEB
11 70 (15.70%) Security Cleared
12 67 (15.02%) Selenium
13 63 (14.13%) QA
14 62 (13.90%) Banking
15 58 (13.00%) .NET
16 57 (12.78%) HTML
17 56 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 54 (12.11%) JavaScript
19 53 (11.88%) Test Automation
20 52 (11.66%) Software Testing
21 50 (11.21%) Test Management
21 50 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
22 49 (10.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 48 (10.76%) Test Planning
24 44 (9.87%) Project Management
25 43 (9.64%) Migration
25 43 (9.64%) Microsoft
26 42 (9.42%) ASP.NET
26 42 (9.42%) JSP

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 4 (0.90%) Apache
2 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.67%) CMS
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (0.45%) Drupal
3 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 24 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.47%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.57%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.90%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.90%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.67%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.45%) Summit
6 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.45%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.35%) GSM
1 6 (1.35%) 3G
1 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.90%) INAP
2 4 (0.90%) Wireshark
2 4 (0.90%) SIGTRAN
2 4 (0.90%) Network Security
2 4 (0.90%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.67%) SSL
3 3 (0.67%) GPRS
3 3 (0.67%) FTP
3 3 (0.67%) SS7
3 3 (0.67%) 2G
4 2 (0.45%) DNS
4 2 (0.45%) 4G
4 2 (0.45%) HTTP
4 2 (0.45%) WAN
4 2 (0.45%) UMTS
4 2 (0.45%) SAN
4 2 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
1 24 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.02%) MySQL
3 7 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.35%) Big Data
5 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.90%) DataStage
7 3 (0.67%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.45%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) Essbase
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 67 (15.02%) Selenium
2 50 (11.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 37 (8.30%) JIRA
4 21 (4.71%) LoadRunner
4 21 (4.71%) Cucumber
5 18 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 16 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.14%) WebDriver
8 11 (2.47%) SpecFlow
9 10 (2.24%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.24%) JMeter
9 10 (2.24%) JUnit
9 10 (2.24%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.35%) Maven
10 6 (1.35%) Hudson
11 5 (1.12%) FitNesse
11 5 (1.12%) Subversion
12 4 (0.90%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.67%) Calabash
13 3 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 108 (24.22%) Finance
2 62 (13.90%) Banking
3 26 (5.83%) Investment Banking
4 24 (5.38%) Retail
5 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.79%) Back Office
7 7 (1.57%) Billing
8 6 (1.35%) General Ledger
9 5 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.12%) Advertising
10 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.67%) Front Office
10 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.00%) .NET
2 57 (12.78%) HTML
3 42 (9.42%) ASP.NET
3 42 (9.42%) JSP
4 29 (6.50%) XML
5 24 (5.38%) Web Services
6 15 (3.36%) SOAP
7 11 (2.47%) CSS
7 11 (2.47%) REST
8 8 (1.79%) jQuery
9 4 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.67%) CSS3
10 3 (0.67%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.67%) Middleware
10 3 (0.67%) Spring MVC
10 3 (0.67%) Spring
11 2 (0.45%) J2ME
11 2 (0.45%) WAP
11 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.04%) Open Source
3 15 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.24%) Derivative
5 9 (2.02%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.79%) GIS
7 7 (1.57%) Statistics
8 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.12%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.12%) IVR
9 5 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (0.90%) Biometrics
10 4 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.90%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.67%) Economics
11 3 (0.67%) FMCG
11 3 (0.67%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.61%) Linux
2 24 (5.38%) Windows
3 15 (3.36%) UNIX
4 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000
5 4 (0.90%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.67%) SUSE
6 3 (0.67%) Android
7 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.45%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 110 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (20.85%) Test Scripting
4 84 (18.83%) Test Strategy
5 53 (11.88%) Test Automation
6 52 (11.66%) Software Testing
7 50 (11.21%) Test Management
8 48 (10.76%) Test Planning
9 44 (9.87%) Project Management
10 43 (9.64%) Migration
11 39 (8.74%) Integration Testing
12 35 (7.85%) CRM
13 34 (7.62%) Regression Testing
14 32 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (7.17%) Knowledge Management
15 31 (6.95%) Scrum
16 30 (6.73%) Functional Testing
17 29 (6.50%) Performance Testing
17 29 (6.50%) Automated Testing
18 27 (6.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (20.18%) SQL
2 54 (12.11%) JavaScript
3 34 (7.62%) C#
3 34 (7.62%) Java
4 24 (5.38%) VB
5 13 (2.91%) Ruby
6 12 (2.69%) PHP
7 7 (1.57%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.35%) C
9 5 (1.12%) Perl
9 5 (1.12%) Python
10 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.67%) C++
12 2 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.45%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 98 (21.97%) ISTQB
2 80 (17.94%) ISEB
3 70 (15.70%) Security Cleared
4 56 (12.56%) SC Cleared
5 49 (10.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 30 (6.73%) DV Cleared
7 20 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (2.02%) Degree
10 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.12%) MCITP
12 3 (0.67%) HND
12 3 (0.67%) MCSE
12 3 (0.67%) CCNP
12 3 (0.67%) CCNA
13 1 (0.22%) OCA
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (14.13%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) HL7
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.90%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.67%) Nmap
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 92 (20.63%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.67%) Nessus
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 89 (19.96%) Oracle
2 84 (18.83%) HP
3 43 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 29 (6.50%) SAP
5 11 (2.47%) Cisco
6 7 (1.57%) VMware
7 6 (1.35%) Murex
8 5 (1.12%) Informatica
9 4 (0.90%) Citrix
9 4 (0.90%) Juniper
9 4 (0.90%) Cognos
9 4 (0.90%) Siebel
9 4 (0.90%) Actimize
10 3 (0.67%) ESRI
10 3 (0.67%) Sybase
10 3 (0.67%) IBM
11 2 (0.45%) Sun
11 2 (0.45%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.45%) Lotus
11 2 (0.45%) Apple
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