The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 388 323 371
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 277 401 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.72% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 261 151
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 268 £375 - 37
London -32 100 £425 +3.34% 7
South East -4 51 £400 +14.28% 3
South West +3 30 £330 -4.34% 4
North West -21 24 £375 +7.14% 4
Berkshire +26 21 £413 +8.55%
City of London +28 20 £438 +0.11% 2
East Midlands +7 19 £315 +14.54% 3
West Midlands -19 19 £340 -10.81% 6
Derbyshire 0 12 £311 +13.18%
Manchester -17 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Hampshire -19 12 £376 -9.60% 1
East of England +9 10 £375 -3.84% 3
Reading +20 9 £575 +59.72%
Wiltshire +11 9 £350 -4.10% 1
Bristol -6 9 £325 +12.06%
Derby +7 8 - -
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £340 -32.00%
North East -28 8 £340 -32.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 8 £340 -32.00%
Cheshire +8 7 £383 +5.08% 2
Yorkshire -13 7 £320 -17.94% 7
Scotland -27 7 £316 -9.74%
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £413 +8.91% 1
Dorset +1 6 £338 +12.50% 2
Bournemouth -1 6 £338 +12.50% 1
Coventry -9 6 £340 +15.25% 1
Edinburgh -18 6 £316 -8.43%
Nottinghamshire -3 5 £368 - 2
Milton Keynes +15 4 £413 +8.91% 1

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 162 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (27.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 141 (27.22%) Finance
4 125 (24.13%) Test Strategy
5 112 (21.62%) Test Scripting
6 86 (16.60%) Banking
7 78 (15.06%) QA
8 72 (13.90%) ISTQB
9 71 (13.71%) ISEB
10 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
11 65 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 65 (12.55%) Defect Management
12 64 (12.36%) Retail
13 62 (11.97%) Microsoft
14 60 (11.58%) Software Testing
14 60 (11.58%) Integration Testing
15 57 (11.00%) Test Automation
16 55 (10.62%) SQL
17 50 (9.65%) HP Quality Center
17 50 (9.65%) Selenium
18 48 (9.27%) CRM
19 45 (8.69%) Regression Testing
20 44 (8.49%) Waterfall
20 44 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
20 44 (8.49%) Test Planning
20 44 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
21 42 (8.11%) SC Cleared
22 41 (7.92%) Functional Testing
22 41 (7.92%) HP
23 39 (7.53%) Migration

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (3.28%) SharePoint
1 17 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (0.77%) Confluence
3 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.39%) CICS
4 2 (0.39%) CMS
4 2 (0.39%) JBoss
4 2 (0.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.90%) MS Office
3 10 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.39%) Maximo
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.39%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.58%) GitHub
2 3 (0.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.39%) Force.com
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.16%) FTP
2 4 (0.77%) HTTP
2 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.58%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.58%) PBX
3 3 (0.58%) VPN
4 2 (0.39%) Firewall
4 2 (0.39%) LAN
4 2 (0.39%) VoIP
4 2 (0.39%) WAN
4 2 (0.39%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.19%) ATM
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Multicast
5 1 (0.19%) Network Security
5 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) VLAN
5 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
5 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (1.93%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.16%) HBase
4 6 (1.16%) MySQL
4 6 (1.16%) Redis
5 4 (0.77%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.77%) GIS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.19%) QlikView
7 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (9.65%) Selenium
2 30 (5.79%) JIRA
3 20 (3.86%) HP UFT
3 20 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.67%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.67%) LoadRunner
5 14 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 13 (2.51%) JMeter
7 12 (2.32%) Visual Studio
8 11 (2.12%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.74%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.54%) Zephyr
11 7 (1.35%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.97%) Protractor
12 5 (0.97%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.77%) JUnit
14 3 (0.58%) Appium
14 3 (0.58%) JBehave
14 3 (0.58%) MSTest
General
1 141 (27.22%) Finance
2 86 (16.60%) Banking
3 64 (12.36%) Retail
4 24 (4.63%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.32%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.54%) Games
6 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.35%) Billing
7 7 (1.35%) Marketing
8 5 (0.97%) Back Office
9 4 (0.77%) Electronics
9 4 (0.77%) Front Office
9 4 (0.77%) Law
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.83%) Web Services
2 22 (4.25%) .NET
3 17 (3.28%) Middleware
4 6 (1.16%) Django
4 6 (1.16%) Gherkin
4 6 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
4 6 (1.16%) SOAP
4 6 (1.16%) XML
5 5 (0.97%) REST
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.58%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.58%) HTML
8 2 (0.39%) Java EE
8 2 (0.39%) JSON
8 2 (0.39%) LAMP
8 2 (0.39%) Laravel
8 2 (0.39%) Mason
8 2 (0.39%) Velocity
8 2 (0.39%) Visualforce
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.51%) Smart Meter
3 10 (1.93%) EPoS
3 10 (1.93%) Mainframe
4 9 (1.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.74%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 7 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.16%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.97%) Fintech
7 5 (0.97%) IPTV
7 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.77%) iPad
8 4 (0.77%) User Experience
9 3 (0.58%) Derivative
9 3 (0.58%) IVR
10 2 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.83%) Linux
2 19 (3.67%) Windows
3 11 (2.12%) Unix
4 6 (1.16%) Android
4 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.16%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.39%) AIX
5 2 (0.39%) Solaris
5 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (27.80%) User Acceptance Testing
3 125 (24.13%) Test Strategy
4 112 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 65 (12.55%) Defect Management
5 65 (12.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 60 (11.58%) Integration Testing
6 60 (11.58%) Software Testing
7 57 (11.00%) Test Automation
8 48 (9.27%) CRM
9 45 (8.69%) Regression Testing
10 44 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
10 44 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
10 44 (8.49%) Test Planning
10 44 (8.49%) Waterfall
11 41 (7.92%) Functional Testing
12 39 (7.53%) Migration
13 38 (7.34%) System Testing
14 36 (6.95%) Test Management
15 31 (5.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.62%) SQL
2 37 (7.14%) Java
3 18 (3.47%) C
4 13 (2.51%) C#
5 10 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.93%) Python
6 9 (1.74%) Ruby
7 6 (1.16%) PHP
7 6 (1.16%) VB
8 5 (0.97%) VBScript
9 3 (0.58%) ActionScript
9 3 (0.58%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (0.39%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.39%) VBA
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Groovy
11 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (13.90%) ISTQB
2 71 (13.71%) ISEB
3 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
4 42 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.09%) Degree
5 16 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.58%) PMP
10 2 (0.39%) MCP
10 2 (0.39%) OCP
10 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.39%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CEH
11 1 (0.19%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (15.06%) QA
2 6 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.77%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.77%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.39%) EMIR
5 2 (0.39%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) Basel II
6 1 (0.19%) Basel III
6 1 (0.19%) SDET
6 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (9.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) WMI
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Nagios
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 62 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.92%) HP
3 38 (7.34%) Oracle
4 26 (5.02%) SAP
5 16 (3.09%) IBM
6 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.35%) VMware
8 5 (0.97%) Charles River
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco
8 5 (0.97%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.77%) Adobe
10 3 (0.58%) ATG
10 3 (0.58%) JDA
10 3 (0.58%) SunGard
11 2 (0.39%) Avaya
11 2 (0.39%) Citrix
11 2 (0.39%) Fujitsu
11 2 (0.39%) Genesys
11 2 (0.39%) Informatica
11 2 (0.39%) Sitecore
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