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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
UK
Rank 411 411 373
Rank change year-on-year
0 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 183 218 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 142 162
Median daily rate £413 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -12 172 £413 +3.12% 34
London -26 57 £425 +6.25% 13
South West +11 29 £300 -16.08% 2
South East +24 28 £400 -6.97% 4
East Midlands +14 17 £400 +22.13% 1
City of London -16 15 £450 -5.26% 2
Swindon +12 13 £300 -29.41% 1
Wiltshire +3 13 £300 -25.00% 1
North West +16 11 £470 +56.66% 4
Northamptonshire - 11 £475 -
Northampton - 10 £475 -
Berkshire +6 8 £350 -24.32%
East of England +6 8 £463 +56.77% 4
Hampshire +19 7 £420 +8.38% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 7 £275 -50.00%
North East -16 7 £275 -47.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 7 £275 -50.00%
Scotland +17 6 £375 +15.38%
Bristol +4 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Oxfordshire +1 6 £400 +45.45%
West Midlands -8 6 £388 +10.71% 4
Cheshire +26 5 £470 -0.52% 1
Yorkshire -9 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £463 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 4 £433 -
Lancashire +6 4 £438 -51.38% 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £263 -30.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £433 -
West Yorkshire -2 4 £413 -8.33% 1
Oxford - 4 £410 -

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 141 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (26.07%) Finance
3 105 (23.60%) Test Strategy
4 100 (22.47%) Test Scripting
5 97 (21.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 71 (15.96%) Selenium
7 67 (15.06%) ISEB
8 63 (14.16%) Banking
9 61 (13.71%) ISTQB
9 61 (13.71%) Test Automation
10 58 (13.03%) QA
11 56 (12.58%) Defect Management
12 52 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (11.01%) JIRA
14 46 (10.34%) SQL
15 45 (10.11%) Automated Testing
16 44 (9.89%) HP
17 43 (9.66%) Retail
18 42 (9.44%) Test Management
18 42 (9.44%) BDD
19 41 (9.21%) Oracle
20 40 (8.99%) Software Testing
20 40 (8.99%) Functional Testing
20 40 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
21 39 (8.76%) Performance Testing
22 37 (8.31%) Cucumber
23 36 (8.09%) Non-Functional Testing
24 35 (7.87%) Security Cleared
24 35 (7.87%) Java
25 34 (7.64%) TDD

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 11 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.35%) CICS
3 6 (1.35%) Confluence
4 5 (1.12%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.90%) JBoss
6 3 (0.67%) SAS
6 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.67%) SaaS
3 3 (0.67%) Taleo
4 2 (0.45%) GitHub
4 2 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.02%) FTP
2 7 (1.57%) HTTP
3 5 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.67%) Multicast
4 3 (0.67%) PBX
5 2 (0.45%) Firewall
5 2 (0.45%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) 2G
6 1 (0.22%) 3G
6 1 (0.22%) BGP
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) MPLS
6 1 (0.22%) OSPF
6 1 (0.22%) PPP
6 1 (0.22%) PSTN
6 1 (0.22%) UMTS
6 1 (0.22%) VoIP
6 1 (0.22%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (0.45%) DB2
4 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.45%) HBase
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.45%) PowerCenter
4 2 (0.45%) Redis
4 2 (0.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.45%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.22%) DataStage
5 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (15.96%) Selenium
2 49 (11.01%) JIRA
3 37 (8.31%) Cucumber
4 26 (5.84%) SoapUI
5 23 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.72%) HP UFT
6 21 (4.72%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.37%) JMeter
7 15 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.92%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.25%) Git (software)
10 9 (2.02%) Maven
10 9 (2.02%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.02%) Subversion
11 8 (1.80%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.57%) JUnit
12 7 (1.57%) NUnit
13 6 (1.35%) GitLab
14 5 (1.12%) CasperJS
14 5 (1.12%) Zephyr
General
1 116 (26.07%) Finance
2 63 (14.16%) Banking
3 43 (9.66%) Retail
4 14 (3.15%) Retail Banking
5 9 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.80%) Law
7 5 (1.12%) Games
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 4 (0.90%) Billing
8 4 (0.90%) Front Office
8 4 (0.90%) Legal
8 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.67%) Publishing
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.72%) Web Services
2 19 (4.27%) .NET
3 15 (3.37%) SOAP
4 13 (2.92%) REST
4 13 (2.92%) XML
5 12 (2.70%) Middleware
6 8 (1.80%) Spring
7 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.90%) Gherkin
7 4 (0.90%) JSON
7 4 (0.90%) RESTful
8 3 (0.67%) HEVC
8 3 (0.67%) PlayReady
8 3 (0.67%) Widevine
9 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.45%) Django
9 2 (0.45%) Drools
9 2 (0.45%) Laravel
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 7 (1.57%) EPoS
4 7 (1.57%) Fintech
5 6 (1.35%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.12%) NHS
7 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.67%) IVR
8 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.67%) MPEG
8 3 (0.67%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.45%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.45%) Derivative
9 2 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.45%) iPad
10 1 (0.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.82%) Linux
2 14 (3.15%) Unix
3 12 (2.70%) Windows
4 6 (1.35%) AIX
5 5 (1.12%) Android
5 5 (1.12%) HPUX
6 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (23.60%) Test Strategy
3 100 (22.47%) Test Scripting
4 97 (21.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 61 (13.71%) Test Automation
6 56 (12.58%) Defect Management
7 52 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (10.11%) Automated Testing
9 42 (9.44%) BDD
9 42 (9.44%) Test Management
10 40 (8.99%) Functional Testing
10 40 (8.99%) Software Testing
11 39 (8.76%) Performance Testing
12 36 (8.09%) Non-Functional Testing
13 34 (7.64%) TDD
14 33 (7.42%) Migration
14 33 (7.42%) Scrum
15 32 (7.19%) Manual Testing
16 29 (6.52%) System Integration Testing
16 29 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.34%) SQL
2 35 (7.87%) Java
3 12 (2.70%) Ruby
4 9 (2.02%) C#
5 5 (1.12%) Groovy
5 5 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.12%) PHP
5 5 (1.12%) Python
6 4 (0.90%) C
6 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.67%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.67%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.45%) Perl
8 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.45%) VB
8 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.45%) VBA
9 1 (0.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 67 (15.06%) ISEB
2 61 (13.71%) ISTQB
3 35 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.62%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.60%) Degree
6 6 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.90%) PhD
8 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (13.03%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) SDET
3 6 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.90%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.67%) EMIR
7 2 (0.45%) GxP
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.45%) MiFID
7 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) Basel II
8 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) WAI
8 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.67%) Nagios
2 3 (0.67%) TeMIP
3 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) collectd
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (9.89%) HP
2 41 (9.21%) Oracle
3 31 (6.97%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.49%) SAP
5 5 (1.12%) Google
5 5 (1.12%) Sybase
5 5 (1.12%) Workday
6 4 (0.90%) Cisco
6 4 (0.90%) Guidewire
6 4 (0.90%) IBM
6 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.90%) VMware
7 3 (0.67%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.67%) CA
7 3 (0.67%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.67%) hybris
7 3 (0.67%) Informatica
7 3 (0.67%) Splunk
7 3 (0.67%) Tektronix
7 3 (0.67%) webMethods
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