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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 322 371 352
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 351 248 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 133 138
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£350 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £292 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -0.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +47 302 £350 - 33
London +16 100 £375 -6.25% 11
South East -8 59 £300 -14.28% 7
North West +13 49 £371 +9.11% 2
Scotland +16 47 £350 +2.94% 2
Edinburgh +15 35 £356 +4.39% 1
South West +1 29 £345 -1.42% 2
City of London 0 27 £450 +20.00%
Manchester +11 23 £340 +70.00% 2
Hampshire -25 23 £313 -10.71% 3
East Midlands +5 16 £275 +2.32% 3
East of England +3 15 £350 -10.82% 1
Berkshire +11 14 £281 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -22 14 £390 +26.82% 4
West Yorkshire -23 14 £390 +26.82% 4
Bristol -1 12 £315 -10.00%
Oxfordshire -14 12 £300 -25.00% 1
Glasgow +7 11 £350 +2.94% 1
Leeds -21 11 £406 +35.41% 2
Winchester - 11 £300 - 1
Liverpool - 10 £675 -
Merseyside - 10 £675 -
West Midlands +8 8 £364 +3.92% 1
Oxford -12 8 £300 -25.00% 1
Slough +8 7 £289 -
Derbyshire -1 7 £275 -
Nottinghamshire -7 7 £275 +22.22% 1
Nottingham -10 7 £275 +22.22% 1
Midlands - 7 - -
Chesterfield +3 6 £275 -

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 181 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 178 (27.51%) Finance
3 147 (22.72%) Test Scripting
4 140 (21.64%) Test Strategy
4 140 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
5 125 (19.32%) ISEB
6 109 (16.85%) Banking
7 99 (15.30%) ISTQB
7 99 (15.30%) QA
8 90 (13.91%) SQL
9 86 (13.29%) Test Automation
9 86 (13.29%) Test Planning
10 84 (12.98%) Software Testing
11 80 (12.36%) Test Management
11 80 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
12 79 (12.21%) HP
13 75 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 69 (10.66%) Non-Functional Testing
15 68 (10.51%) Integration Testing
15 68 (10.51%) Selenium
16 60 (9.27%) Retail
17 59 (9.12%) Migration
18 58 (8.96%) SAP
18 58 (8.96%) Performance Testing
18 58 (8.96%) System Integration Testing
19 54 (8.35%) Java
20 53 (8.19%) Security Cleared
21 52 (8.04%) Microsoft
22 50 (7.73%) Oracle
23 40 (6.18%) Scrum

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (3.40%) SAS
2 14 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.55%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.55%) Confluence
4 7 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.77%) FileNet
6 4 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.46%) CMS
7 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.31%) Documentum
8 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.15%) CICS
9 1 (0.15%) JBoss
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
1 6 (0.93%) Summit
2 5 (0.77%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BCA
5 1 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Primavera
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) Sage Pay
3 1 (0.15%) Taleo
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.77%) ATM
1 5 (0.77%) SAN
2 3 (0.46%) Firewall
3 2 (0.31%) 2G
3 2 (0.31%) 4G
3 2 (0.31%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (0.31%) Intranet
3 2 (0.31%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) 3G
3 2 (0.31%) SS7
3 2 (0.31%) TCAP
3 2 (0.31%) ISUP
3 2 (0.31%) SCCP
3 2 (0.31%) INAP
3 2 (0.31%) LAN
3 2 (0.31%) PSTN
3 2 (0.31%) WAN
4 1 (0.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (2.16%) Data Mining
3 10 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.39%) SAP BW
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.46%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.46%) MySQL
8 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.31%) DataStage
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.31%) DB2
9 2 (0.31%) OLAP
9 2 (0.31%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 68 (10.51%) Selenium
2 40 (6.18%) JIRA
3 36 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 31 (4.79%) HP UFT
5 28 (4.33%) WebDriver
6 24 (3.71%) Cucumber
7 21 (3.25%) LoadRunner
8 16 (2.47%) JMeter
9 15 (2.32%) JUnit
10 14 (2.16%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.85%) Maven
12 11 (1.70%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.24%) RSpec
13 8 (1.24%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.93%) LoadUI
15 5 (0.77%) FitNesse
16 3 (0.46%) JBehave
16 3 (0.46%) TestNG
16 3 (0.46%) Calabash
General
1 178 (27.51%) Finance
2 109 (16.85%) Banking
3 60 (9.27%) Retail
4 37 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.79%) Retail Banking
6 28 (4.33%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.39%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.93%) Billing
9 4 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
9 4 (0.62%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Front Office
9 4 (0.62%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Publishing
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
10 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) German Language
11 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.95%) .NET
2 25 (3.86%) XML
3 21 (3.25%) SOAP
4 15 (2.32%) Web Services
4 15 (2.32%) HTML
5 8 (1.24%) JSP
5 8 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.24%) Middleware
6 5 (0.77%) RESTful
7 4 (0.62%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.62%) JSF
8 2 (0.31%) CGI
8 2 (0.31%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.31%) CSS
8 2 (0.31%) REST
8 2 (0.31%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.31%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.15%) XSD
9 1 (0.15%) WSDL
9 1 (0.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.47%) Smart Meter
2 16 (2.47%) NHS
3 15 (2.32%) New Media
4 7 (1.08%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.77%) SWIFT
5 5 (0.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.62%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.62%) Derivative
6 4 (0.62%) Data Extraction
6 4 (0.62%) FMCG
7 3 (0.46%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.46%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (0.46%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.31%) EPoS
8 2 (0.31%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.31%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.40%) UNIX
1 22 (3.40%) Windows
2 13 (2.01%) Linux
3 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.62%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (27.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 147 (22.72%) Test Scripting
3 140 (21.64%) Test Strategy
3 140 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (13.29%) Test Automation
4 86 (13.29%) Test Planning
5 84 (12.98%) Software Testing
6 80 (12.36%) Test Management
7 75 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (10.66%) Non-Functional Testing
9 68 (10.51%) Integration Testing
10 59 (9.12%) Migration
11 58 (8.96%) Performance Testing
11 58 (8.96%) System Integration Testing
12 40 (6.18%) Scrum
13 37 (5.72%) Manual Testing
14 36 (5.56%) SDLC
15 34 (5.26%) Mentoring
15 34 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 34 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (13.91%) SQL
2 54 (8.35%) Java
3 17 (2.63%) C#
4 16 (2.47%) Ruby
5 15 (2.32%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.93%) Perl
6 6 (0.93%) C
6 6 (0.93%) VB
6 6 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.62%) VBScript
8 3 (0.46%) PHP
8 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.31%) REXX
9 2 (0.31%) VBA
10 1 (0.15%) Python
10 1 (0.15%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.15%) RPG
10 1 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 125 (19.32%) ISEB
2 99 (15.30%) ISTQB
3 53 (8.19%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 21 (3.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (1.85%) Degree
8 9 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.93%) MCITP
12 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.77%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) CCNP
13 1 (0.15%) CCNA
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (15.30%) QA
2 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.46%) FATCA
3 2 (0.31%) COREP
3 2 (0.31%) FINREP
3 2 (0.31%) Basel III
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 80 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.39%) Puppet
3 7 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 7 (1.08%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 79 (12.21%) HP
2 58 (8.96%) SAP
3 52 (8.04%) Microsoft
4 50 (7.73%) Oracle
5 13 (2.01%) Remedy
6 11 (1.70%) IBM
7 7 (1.08%) Cisco
7 7 (1.08%) Teradata
8 5 (0.77%) VMware
9 4 (0.62%) Capita
9 4 (0.62%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.62%) Informatica
10 3 (0.46%) Hyperion
10 3 (0.46%) BMC
10 3 (0.46%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.46%) Siebel
10 3 (0.46%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.46%) RedPrairie
10 3 (0.46%) Kofax
10 3 (0.46%) Wall Street Systems
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £297.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Chelmsford
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £344.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago