The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 303 368 354
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 330 180 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.38% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 104 157
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.15 £39.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +4.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +18 292 £338 -3.57% 42
London +21 113 £400 - 20
South East +2 56 £318 -9.97% 8
City of London 0 36 £394 +5.00% 10
West Yorkshire +1 32 £330 +1.53% 3
Yorkshire -1 32 £330 +1.53% 3
South West +1 28 £310 -10.14% 6
Hampshire +21 25 £313 -19.35% 5
Scotland +10 24 £309 -7.83% 1
Leeds -5 20 £336 +3.46% 1
East of England -14 20 £375 +3.44%
Edinburgh -13 19 £330 -6.38%
Berkshire -4 15 £244 -29.34% 1
West Midlands -13 15 £350 +1.44% 3
North West -4 14 £385 +54.00% 1
Bedfordshire -8 10 £375 +7.14%
Bristol -7 8 £323 +0.78% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £338 -14.28% 2
Manchester -8 6 £385 - 1
East Midlands -10 6 £175 -49.27% 1
East Sussex -5 5 £501 +37.32%
Luton -10 5 £375 +7.14%
Southampton - 5 £324 - 1
Reading - 5 £275 -
Slough +10 4 £238 -33.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £328 -12.53%
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Hove - 4 £600 -
Somerset - 3 £325 -
Wales - 3 £400 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 139 (27.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 121 (24.20%) ISEB
3 115 (23.00%) Test Scripting
4 111 (22.20%) Finance
5 109 (21.80%) Test Strategy
6 87 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (16.00%) Banking
8 74 (14.80%) SQL
8 74 (14.80%) ISTQB
9 69 (13.80%) Selenium
10 63 (12.60%) HP Quality Center
11 61 (12.20%) Software Testing
12 60 (12.00%) Test Automation
13 58 (11.60%) Retail
14 53 (10.60%) HP
14 53 (10.60%) Test Management
15 51 (10.20%) QA
16 50 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 48 (9.60%) Automated Testing
18 44 (8.80%) Oracle
19 41 (8.20%) Web Services
19 41 (8.20%) Microsoft
20 40 (8.00%) Security Cleared
20 40 (8.00%) BDD
21 39 (7.80%) JIRA
22 37 (7.40%) Performance Testing
22 37 (7.40%) QuickTest Pro
22 37 (7.40%) SAP
23 35 (7.00%) Java
24 34 (6.80%) SC Cleared

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.00%) Apache
3 7 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.20%) Confluence
4 6 (1.20%) CMS
5 5 (1.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.40%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.40%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.60%) MS Office
4 7 (1.40%) MS Project
5 3 (0.60%) Stata
5 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (1.40%) SAP HR
3 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.80%) Agresso
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.40%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.40%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.20%) HFM
6 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.20%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.00%) LAN
1 10 (2.00%) Internet
2 9 (1.80%) WAN
3 8 (1.60%) SIGTRAN
3 8 (1.60%) SAN
4 7 (1.40%) SS7
5 5 (1.00%) 3G
6 4 (0.80%) 4G
6 4 (0.80%) FTP
6 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.80%) 2G
7 3 (0.60%) HTTP
7 3 (0.60%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) ISUP
8 1 (0.20%) MPLS
8 1 (0.20%) OSPF
8 1 (0.20%) BGP-4
8 1 (0.20%) DVB
8 1 (0.20%) CTI
8 1 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.40%) Big Data
4 8 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.80%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.60%) DB2
8 3 (0.60%) MySQL
8 3 (0.60%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.20%) Essbase
10 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.20%) OLAP
10 1 (0.20%) MS Access
10 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Smart View
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 69 (13.80%) Selenium
2 39 (7.80%) JIRA
3 37 (7.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (6.20%) LoadRunner
5 29 (5.80%) SoapUI
6 25 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 24 (4.80%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.00%) JMeter
9 14 (2.80%) Maven
10 12 (2.40%) eggPlant
10 12 (2.40%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.80%) Calabash
11 9 (1.80%) JBehave
12 7 (1.40%) JUnit
12 7 (1.40%) Toad
12 7 (1.40%) FitNesse
12 7 (1.40%) Git (software)
13 6 (1.20%) RSpec
13 6 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.20%) Robotium
General
1 111 (22.20%) Finance
2 80 (16.00%) Banking
3 58 (11.60%) Retail
4 26 (5.20%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.20%) Retail Banking
6 19 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.00%) Italian Language
8 8 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.40%) Games
9 7 (1.40%) Back Office
9 7 (1.40%) General Ledger
10 5 (1.00%) Publishing
11 4 (0.80%) Front Office
12 3 (0.60%) Legal
13 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.40%) Marketing
13 2 (0.40%) Billing
13 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.40%) Law
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.20%) Web Services
2 23 (4.60%) SOAP
3 19 (3.80%) .NET
4 18 (3.60%) XML
5 16 (3.20%) HTML
6 12 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.20%) JSP
8 9 (1.80%) REST
9 5 (1.00%) Middleware
9 5 (1.00%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.80%) Flash
10 4 (0.80%) J2ME
10 4 (0.80%) WAP
11 3 (0.60%) J2EE
12 2 (0.40%) OAuth
12 2 (0.40%) JSON
12 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.20%) Cocoa
13 1 (0.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.60%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.20%) Open Source
3 10 (2.00%) IPTV
4 9 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.80%) NHS
4 9 (1.80%) Video on Demand
5 8 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.40%) Statistics
7 6 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.20%) Derivative
8 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.00%) Economics
8 5 (1.00%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.80%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.80%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.80%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.80%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.20%) Windows
2 21 (4.20%) UNIX
3 13 (2.60%) Windows 7
4 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.00%) Android
5 10 (2.00%) Linux
6 3 (0.60%) SUSE
6 3 (0.60%) HPUX
6 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (27.80%) User Acceptance Testing
2 115 (23.00%) Test Scripting
3 109 (21.80%) Test Strategy
4 87 (17.40%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 60 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 53 (10.60%) Test Management
8 50 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 48 (9.60%) Automated Testing
10 40 (8.00%) BDD
11 37 (7.40%) Performance Testing
12 33 (6.60%) Scrum
13 30 (6.00%) TDD
14 29 (5.80%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.40%) Waterfall
16 24 (4.80%) Integration Testing
17 21 (4.20%) Migration
17 21 (4.20%) Automation Testing
18 20 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (14.80%) SQL
2 35 (7.00%) Java
3 17 (3.40%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.80%) VB
5 12 (2.40%) C#
6 10 (2.00%) Ruby
7 9 (1.80%) VBScript
8 7 (1.40%) VBA
8 7 (1.40%) PHP
9 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.60%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.60%) C
10 3 (0.60%) Python
11 2 (0.40%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.20%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) Perl
12 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 121 (24.20%) ISEB
2 74 (14.80%) ISTQB
3 40 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 34 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.20%) Degree
6 11 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.80%) HNC
9 1 (0.20%) MOS
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.20%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.20%) GxP
3 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 63 (12.60%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) MOM
3 2 (0.40%) SCCM
3 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 53 (10.60%) HP
2 44 (8.80%) Oracle
3 41 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.40%) SAP
5 16 (3.20%) Citrix
6 11 (2.20%) IBM
7 9 (1.80%) Informatica
7 9 (1.80%) Cisco
8 8 (1.60%) hybris
8 8 (1.60%) Avaya
8 8 (1.60%) Ericsson
9 7 (1.40%) Nortel
10 6 (1.20%) Lotus
11 5 (1.00%) VMware
12 4 (0.80%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.80%) Sun
12 4 (0.80%) Apple
13 3 (0.60%) BMC
13 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.60%) TIBCO
Worcestershire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago