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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 386 379 379
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 233 214 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 114 130
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £42.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -4 199 £350 -12.50% 32
London +20 80 £403 -5.29% 12
South East +15 60 £330 -22.12% 8
Hampshire +10 40 £340 -21.83% 4
Scotland -9 20 £325 -13.33% 2
Gosport -13 15 £425 -2.29% 1
City of London +20 14 £425 - 2
South West -26 14 £340 -11.68% 2
North West +1 12 £328 +3.55% 1
Yorkshire -2 12 £330 +25.71% 4
West Yorkshire -2 11 £330 +25.71% 3
Oxfordshire +6 10 £315 -10.00%
East Midlands -2 10 £425 +46.29%
Edinburgh -9 10 £336 -4.60% 2
Bristol -14 9 £350 +1.44%
Glasgow -20 9 £340 -9.33%
Leeds +8 7 £300 -16.66% 2
Southampton - 7 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +16 6 £425 +30.76%
Nottingham +13 5 £425 +30.76%
Berkshire +8 5 - -
East of England -25 5 £393 -1.87% 2
Cheshire - 5 £340 -
Reading +12 4 - -
Surrey -2 4 £310 +24.00% 3
Lancashire - 4 - -
Manchester -2 3 £241 -23.71% 1
West Midlands -22 3 £300 +62.16% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £300 -
Leicestershire -1 1 £250 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 156 (27.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 136 (24.37%) Test Scripting
3 130 (23.30%) ISTQB
4 119 (21.33%) Test Strategy
4 119 (21.33%) ISEB
5 107 (19.18%) Oracle
6 106 (19.00%) HP
6 106 (19.00%) Finance
7 96 (17.20%) HP Quality Center
8 94 (16.85%) SQL
9 80 (14.34%) Test Automation
9 80 (14.34%) Security Cleared
10 74 (13.26%) Software Testing
10 74 (13.26%) Microsoft
11 73 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (13.08%) Selenium
12 67 (12.01%) QA
13 66 (11.83%) SC Cleared
14 62 (11.11%) Banking
14 62 (11.11%) .NET
15 59 (10.57%) Test Planning
16 54 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 51 (9.14%) Test Management
18 50 (8.96%) Retail
19 49 (8.78%) HTML
19 49 (8.78%) QuickTest Pro
20 48 (8.60%) CRM
21 47 (8.42%) JavaScript
22 45 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
23 44 (7.89%) Migration

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (2.51%) Apache
2 8 (1.43%) IBM Notes
2 8 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.54%) WebLogic Integration
6 2 (0.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.36%) SAS
6 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 33 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.51%) MS Office
3 8 (1.43%) MS Project
4 7 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.72%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.43%) Dynamics GP
2 8 (1.43%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.25%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.08%) SAP HR
4 6 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.90%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.33%) 3G
2 10 (1.79%) 2G
2 10 (1.79%) Internet
3 9 (1.61%) 4G
4 8 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.25%) Network Security
6 6 (1.08%) Wireshark
6 6 (1.08%) WAN
7 5 (0.90%) FTP
7 5 (0.90%) GSM
7 5 (0.90%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.90%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (0.72%) SS7
8 4 (0.72%) SSL
8 4 (0.72%) LAN
8 4 (0.72%) HTTP
8 4 (0.72%) INAP
9 3 (0.54%) SAN
9 3 (0.54%) DNS
9 3 (0.54%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.43%) Big Data
7 3 (0.54%) MS Access
7 3 (0.54%) MySQL
8 2 (0.36%) DataStage
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.18%) QlikView
9 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.18%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.18%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.18%) BODI
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 73 (13.08%) Selenium
2 49 (8.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (6.09%) LoadRunner
3 34 (6.09%) JIRA
4 26 (4.66%) Cucumber
5 25 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 19 (3.41%) eggPlant
7 18 (3.23%) Maven
8 17 (3.05%) WebDriver
9 11 (1.97%) Toad
9 11 (1.97%) JBehave
9 11 (1.97%) Calabash
10 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.79%) Ant
10 10 (1.79%) JUnit
11 9 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
11 9 (1.61%) Robotium
12 7 (1.25%) FitNesse
12 7 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (19.00%) Finance
2 62 (11.11%) Banking
3 50 (8.96%) Retail
4 16 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.69%) Retail Banking
6 14 (2.51%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.61%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.43%) Billing
8 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.43%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.25%) Back Office
9 7 (1.25%) Games
10 6 (1.08%) Advertising
11 5 (0.90%) Electronics
12 4 (0.72%) Publishing
13 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.36%) Front Office
14 2 (0.36%) Marketing
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
15 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.11%) .NET
2 49 (8.78%) HTML
3 44 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 44 (7.89%) JSP
3 44 (7.89%) Web Services
4 27 (4.84%) SOAP
5 16 (2.87%) XML
6 13 (2.33%) REST
7 9 (1.61%) J2ME
7 9 (1.61%) WAP
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.72%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.72%) CSS
10 3 (0.54%) Spring
10 3 (0.54%) CSS3
10 3 (0.54%) Spring MVC
11 2 (0.36%) Flash
11 2 (0.36%) jQuery
11 2 (0.36%) HTML5
11 2 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.91%) Mobile App
2 22 (3.94%) Open Source
3 9 (1.61%) NHS
3 9 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 9 (1.61%) GIS
3 9 (1.61%) Handset
3 9 (1.61%) Statistics
4 8 (1.43%) Economics
4 8 (1.43%) Mathematics
4 8 (1.43%) Credit Risk
5 7 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.08%) Derivative
7 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.72%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (0.72%) Swaptions
8 4 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.99%) Windows
2 29 (5.20%) Linux
3 24 (4.30%) UNIX
4 15 (2.69%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.25%) Windows 2000
7 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.90%) HPUX
8 5 (0.90%) SUSE
9 4 (0.72%) Android
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (27.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 136 (24.37%) Test Scripting
3 119 (21.33%) Test Strategy
4 80 (14.34%) Test Automation
5 74 (13.26%) Software Testing
6 73 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (10.57%) Test Planning
8 51 (9.14%) Test Management
9 48 (8.60%) CRM
10 45 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (7.89%) Migration
12 43 (7.71%) Performance Testing
13 39 (6.99%) Scrum
13 39 (6.99%) BDD
14 38 (6.81%) Integration Testing
15 36 (6.45%) Waterfall
16 35 (6.27%) Regression Testing
16 35 (6.27%) Security Testing
17 34 (6.09%) Automated Testing
18 33 (5.91%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (16.85%) SQL
2 47 (8.42%) JavaScript
3 40 (7.17%) C#
4 39 (6.99%) Java
5 31 (5.56%) VB
6 10 (1.79%) Ruby
7 5 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.90%) Python
8 4 (0.72%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.54%) C
9 3 (0.54%) PHP
9 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.36%) Perl
10 2 (0.36%) VBA
10 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 130 (23.30%) ISTQB
2 119 (21.33%) ISEB
3 80 (14.34%) Security Cleared
4 66 (11.83%) SC Cleared
5 54 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 39 (6.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (4.66%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.76%) Degree
9 15 (2.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.25%) MCITP
12 4 (0.72%) HND
12 4 (0.72%) MCSE
12 4 (0.72%) CCNA
13 3 (0.54%) HNC
13 3 (0.54%) CCNP
14 1 (0.18%) OCA
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (12.01%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.72%) Nmap
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.18%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 96 (17.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.72%) Nessus
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 107 (19.18%) Oracle
2 106 (19.00%) HP
3 74 (13.26%) Microsoft
4 33 (5.91%) SAP
5 14 (2.51%) Cisco
6 11 (1.97%) Siebel
7 10 (1.79%) VMware
8 9 (1.61%) Sun
8 9 (1.61%) Citrix
8 9 (1.61%) Informatica
8 9 (1.61%) Lotus
8 9 (1.61%) Apple
9 8 (1.43%) hybris
10 7 (1.25%) JD Edwards
11 6 (1.08%) IBM
12 5 (0.90%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.72%) Actimize
14 3 (0.54%) Remedy
14 3 (0.54%) ESRI
14 3 (0.54%) Nortel
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Yorkshire
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
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Hampshire
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