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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 351 390 394
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 320 229 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 112 104
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £301 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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 September 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 +47 273 £365 +4.28% 42
London +20 92 £413 +1.85% 17
South East -40 44 £350 +6.06% 4
Scotland +14 43 £350 +7.69% 4
North West -9 36 £340 +3.81% 6
South West +14 33 £315 -7.35% 1
Edinburgh +7 30 £345 +2.60% 3
Manchester +3 25 £350 +45.07% 3
City of London +18 24 £425 - 7
Yorkshire -19 21 £350 +6.06% 6
Hampshire -26 15 £325 -4.41%
West Yorkshire -24 14 £297 -10.00% 5
East of England +14 13 £400 +1.91% 2
East Midlands -6 13 £275 -35.29% 3
North East - 13 £500 -
Glasgow +10 10 £350 +2.94% 1
Leeds -25 10 £338 +12.50% 5
Derbyshire - 10 £274 -
Bristol -5 9 £290 -17.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £500 -
Chesterfield - 9 £274 -
Surrey +3 8 £425 +37.09% 2
Midlands - 8 - -
Oxfordshire -19 7 £300 -4.76%
South Yorkshire - 7 £500 - 1
Winchester - 7 £300 -
Sheffield - 7 £500 - 1
West Midlands +13 6 £381 +27.08% 1
Hertfordshire +8 6 £376 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 179 (28.14%) Finance
2 174 (27.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 147 (23.11%) Test Scripting
4 138 (21.70%) Test Strategy
5 134 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
6 125 (19.65%) ISEB
7 112 (17.61%) Banking
8 106 (16.67%) QA
9 103 (16.19%) ISTQB
10 97 (15.25%) Test Planning
11 93 (14.62%) Software Testing
12 79 (12.42%) SQL
13 76 (11.95%) Test Automation
14 71 (11.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 70 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
15 70 (11.01%) Integration Testing
15 70 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 66 (10.38%) HP
16 66 (10.38%) Test Management
17 65 (10.22%) Performance Testing
18 59 (9.28%) Security Cleared
19 58 (9.12%) System Integration Testing
20 56 (8.81%) Selenium
21 54 (8.49%) Oracle
22 53 (8.33%) Microsoft
23 52 (8.18%) Migration
24 51 (8.02%) SAP
25 50 (7.86%) Retail
26 42 (6.60%) Java
26 42 (6.60%) Mentoring

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 26 (4.09%) SAS
2 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.94%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.47%) CMS
6 2 (0.31%) Documentum
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 22 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.79%) Summit
3 4 (0.63%) HFM
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.47%) Primavera
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Maximo
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) RiskWrite
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.31%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Taleo
4 1 (0.16%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.26%) SAN
2 5 (0.79%) ATM
2 5 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
3 4 (0.63%) LAN
3 4 (0.63%) WAN
4 3 (0.47%) Firewall
4 3 (0.47%) Internet
5 2 (0.31%) 3G
5 2 (0.31%) SS7
5 2 (0.31%) TCAP
5 2 (0.31%) ISUP
5 2 (0.31%) SCCP
5 2 (0.31%) INAP
5 2 (0.31%) 2G
5 2 (0.31%) 4G
5 2 (0.31%) PSTN
5 2 (0.31%) WLAN
5 2 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (1.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.57%) Data Mining
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.79%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.31%) MySQL
8 2 (0.31%) OLAP
8 2 (0.31%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.16%) DB2
9 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.16%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 56 (8.81%) Selenium
2 38 (5.97%) JIRA
3 24 (3.77%) WebDriver
3 24 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 17 (2.67%) HP UFT
4 17 (2.67%) LoadRunner
5 13 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.26%) JMeter
8 7 (1.10%) LoadUI
9 6 (0.94%) JUnit
9 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (0.79%) FitNesse
10 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.63%) TestNG
11 4 (0.63%) ERwin
11 4 (0.63%) TestPartner
12 3 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 179 (28.14%) Finance
2 112 (17.61%) Banking
3 50 (7.86%) Retail
4 39 (6.13%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 25 (3.93%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.10%) Billing
9 5 (0.79%) Publishing
10 4 (0.63%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) Front Office
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.40%) .NET
2 22 (3.46%) XML
3 17 (2.67%) SOAP
4 14 (2.20%) Web Services
5 9 (1.42%) Middleware
5 9 (1.42%) HTML
6 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.10%) JSP
7 4 (0.63%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.47%) FIXML
8 3 (0.47%) FpML
9 2 (0.31%) JSF
9 2 (0.31%) CGI
9 2 (0.31%) REST
9 2 (0.31%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.16%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.83%) New Media
3 15 (2.36%) Smart Meter
4 10 (1.57%) NHS
5 9 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.79%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.63%) Derivative
10 3 (0.47%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.47%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.47%) FMCG
10 3 (0.47%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.47%) Equities
10 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (3.77%) Windows
2 19 (2.99%) UNIX
3 9 (1.42%) Linux
4 6 (0.94%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.31%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.16%) Solaris
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (27.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 147 (23.11%) Test Scripting
3 138 (21.70%) Test Strategy
4 134 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (15.25%) Test Planning
6 93 (14.62%) Software Testing
7 76 (11.95%) Test Automation
8 71 (11.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 70 (11.01%) Integration Testing
9 70 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 66 (10.38%) Test Management
11 65 (10.22%) Performance Testing
12 58 (9.12%) System Integration Testing
13 52 (8.18%) Migration
14 42 (6.60%) Mentoring
15 40 (6.29%) Scrum
16 36 (5.66%) SDLC
17 35 (5.50%) Automated Testing
18 34 (5.35%) System Testing
19 33 (5.19%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.42%) SQL
2 42 (6.60%) Java
3 16 (2.52%) PL/SQL
4 13 (2.04%) C#
5 10 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.94%) Perl
6 6 (0.94%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.79%) C
7 5 (0.79%) C++
8 4 (0.63%) Ruby
9 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.47%) VBScript
10 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.31%) Python
11 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.16%) REXX
11 1 (0.16%) VB
11 1 (0.16%) COBOL
11 1 (0.16%) RPG
Qualifications
1 125 (19.65%) ISEB
2 103 (16.19%) ISTQB
3 59 (9.28%) Security Cleared
4 36 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (3.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (1.73%) Degree
7 11 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.10%) BC Cleared
9 7 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.94%) MCITP
11 5 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CCNP
12 1 (0.16%) CCNA
12 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.47%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.47%) FATCA
4 2 (0.31%) Basel III
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) COREP
5 1 (0.16%) FINREP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 70 (11.01%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.16%) Netcool
3 1 (0.16%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 66 (10.38%) HP
2 54 (8.49%) Oracle
3 53 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 51 (8.02%) SAP
5 13 (2.04%) Remedy
6 12 (1.89%) Informatica
6 12 (1.89%) IBM
7 7 (1.10%) Cisco
8 6 (0.94%) Murex
9 5 (0.79%) BMC
9 5 (0.79%) VMware
10 4 (0.63%) Citrix
10 4 (0.63%) Capita
10 4 (0.63%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.47%) Avaya
11 3 (0.47%) Hyperion
11 3 (0.47%) Siebel
11 3 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.47%) Wall Street Systems
11 3 (0.47%) TIBCO
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