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 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 406 382 384
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 219 203 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.42% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 116 135
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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 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 23 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 23 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 +3 200 £365 -11.83% 32
London +19 81 £425 -5.55% 10
South East +18 57 £325 -18.75% 12
Hampshire +10 38 £330 -24.13% 4
City of London +11 16 £425 -10.52% 3
East Midlands 0 15 £400 +25.98% 1
Gosport -9 15 £425 -2.29% 2
South West -17 14 £350 -9.09%
Yorkshire -1 13 £330 +26.31% 1
North West +5 12 £345 +9.09% 4
West Yorkshire -11 12 £330 +26.31% 1
Scotland -17 12 £325 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £315 - 1
Bristol -7 9 £350 +1.44%
Leeds +4 8 £300 -14.28%
Edinburgh 0 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Manchester -6 7 £350 +10.67% 4
Oxford - 7 £323 - 1
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £425 +30.76% 1
Southampton - 5 £325 -
Berkshire +12 4 - - 1
Cheshire +7 4 £340 -
Derbyshire +7 4 £375 -
Nottingham +4 4 £425 +30.76% 1
Glasgow -24 4 £340 -9.33%
Derby - 4 £375 -
Reading - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Surrey -2 3 £310 -14.48% 1
West Midlands -16 3 £300 +62.16%

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 143 (27.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 128 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (23.89%) ISTQB
4 117 (22.54%) Test Scripting
5 106 (20.42%) Finance
6 104 (20.04%) Oracle
7 103 (19.85%) HP
8 102 (19.65%) ISEB
8 102 (19.65%) Test Strategy
9 89 (17.15%) HP Quality Center
10 82 (15.80%) SQL
11 79 (15.22%) Security Cleared
12 72 (13.87%) Test Automation
13 68 (13.10%) Selenium
13 68 (13.10%) Microsoft
14 66 (12.72%) Software Testing
15 65 (12.52%) SC Cleared
16 64 (12.33%) .NET
17 60 (11.56%) Banking
17 60 (11.56%) QA
18 56 (10.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
19 52 (10.02%) Test Planning
20 50 (9.63%) HTML
20 50 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
21 49 (9.44%) CRM
22 48 (9.25%) JavaScript
23 46 (8.86%) ASP.NET
23 46 (8.86%) JSP
24 44 (8.48%) Migration
25 43 (8.29%) Test Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 10 (1.93%) Apache
2 5 (0.96%) WebLogic
2 5 (0.96%) IBM Notes
2 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Integration
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.12%) MS Office
3 5 (0.96%) MS Project
3 5 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.35%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.35%) SAP HR
2 7 (1.35%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.96%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.12%) 3G
2 8 (1.54%) 2G
3 7 (1.35%) 4G
3 7 (1.35%) Internet
4 6 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.96%) GSM
5 5 (0.96%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.77%) SSL
6 4 (0.77%) SIGTRAN
6 4 (0.77%) Network Security
6 4 (0.77%) INAP
7 3 (0.58%) SS7
7 3 (0.58%) SAN
7 3 (0.58%) GPRS
7 3 (0.58%) DNS
7 3 (0.58%) WAN
8 2 (0.39%) FTP
8 2 (0.39%) HTTP
8 2 (0.39%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
2 18 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.16%) Big Data
5 6 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.39%) MS Access
8 2 (0.39%) DataStage
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.19%) BODI
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 68 (13.10%) Selenium
2 50 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (6.55%) JIRA
4 27 (5.20%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.20%) LoadRunner
5 20 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 17 (3.28%) Maven
6 17 (3.28%) eggPlant
7 16 (3.08%) WebDriver
8 12 (2.31%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.12%) Calabash
9 11 (2.12%) JBehave
10 9 (1.73%) JUnit
10 9 (1.73%) Robotium
11 8 (1.54%) Toad
11 8 (1.54%) Ant
11 8 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.35%) Apache Ivy
12 7 (1.35%) JMeter
13 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 106 (20.42%) Finance
2 60 (11.56%) Banking
3 42 (8.09%) Retail
4 16 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.12%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 7 (1.35%) Billing
8 7 (1.35%) Back Office
9 6 (1.16%) Advertising
9 6 (1.16%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.96%) Electronics
11 4 (0.77%) Front Office
11 4 (0.77%) Publishing
11 4 (0.77%) Games
12 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Marketing
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (12.33%) .NET
2 50 (9.63%) HTML
3 46 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 46 (8.86%) JSP
4 35 (6.74%) Web Services
5 24 (4.62%) SOAP
6 18 (3.47%) XML
7 11 (2.12%) REST
8 7 (1.35%) J2ME
8 7 (1.35%) WAP
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.77%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.77%) CSS
11 3 (0.58%) Middleware
11 3 (0.58%) CSS3
11 3 (0.58%) Spring
11 3 (0.58%) Spring MVC
12 2 (0.39%) jQuery
12 2 (0.39%) HTML5
13 1 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.39%) Mobile App
2 20 (3.85%) Open Source
3 19 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.73%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.54%) Credit Risk
6 7 (1.35%) Derivative
6 7 (1.35%) GIS
6 7 (1.35%) Handset
7 6 (1.16%) Statistics
8 5 (0.96%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.96%) Economics
8 5 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.77%) NHS
9 4 (0.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (0.77%) Swaptions
10 3 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.78%) Windows
2 27 (5.20%) Linux
3 19 (3.66%) UNIX
4 10 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 9 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.96%) Windows 2000
6 5 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.77%) Android
8 3 (0.58%) SUSE
8 3 (0.58%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (27.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 128 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (22.54%) Test Scripting
4 102 (19.65%) Test Strategy
5 72 (13.87%) Test Automation
6 66 (12.72%) Software Testing
7 52 (10.02%) Test Planning
8 49 (9.44%) CRM
9 44 (8.48%) Migration
10 43 (8.29%) Test Management
11 40 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 40 (7.71%) Integration Testing
12 36 (6.94%) BDD
13 35 (6.74%) Knowledge Management
14 34 (6.55%) Performance Testing
14 34 (6.55%) Scrum
14 34 (6.55%) Project Management
15 32 (6.17%) Functional Testing
16 30 (5.78%) Waterfall
17 28 (5.39%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (15.80%) SQL
2 48 (9.25%) JavaScript
3 42 (8.09%) C#
4 37 (7.13%) Java
5 31 (5.97%) VB
6 9 (1.73%) Ruby
7 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.77%) Python
8 4 (0.77%) C
9 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 2 (0.39%) Perl
10 2 (0.39%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 124 (23.89%) ISTQB
2 102 (19.65%) ISEB
3 79 (15.22%) Security Cleared
4 65 (12.52%) SC Cleared
5 56 (10.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 38 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (5.01%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.70%) Degree
9 10 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (1.35%) MCITP
12 4 (0.77%) HND
12 4 (0.77%) MCSE
12 4 (0.77%) CCNA
13 3 (0.58%) CCNP
14 1 (0.19%) HNC
14 1 (0.19%) OCA
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.56%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.77%) Nmap
2 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 89 (17.15%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.77%) Nessus
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 104 (20.04%) Oracle
2 103 (19.85%) HP
3 68 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.36%) SAP
5 12 (2.31%) Cisco
6 11 (2.12%) Siebel
7 9 (1.73%) VMware
8 8 (1.54%) Informatica
9 7 (1.35%) Apple
9 7 (1.35%) Citrix
9 7 (1.35%) Sun
9 7 (1.35%) JD Edwards
10 6 (1.16%) Lotus
11 5 (0.96%) IBM
11 5 (0.96%) hybris
12 4 (0.77%) Juniper
12 4 (0.77%) Actimize
13 3 (0.58%) Pega
13 3 (0.58%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.58%) Remedy
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Rate: From £390 to £430 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £300 - 320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
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Genomics England
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per day
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