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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 410 295 351
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 259 419 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.74% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.78% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 262 157
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £271 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -32.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 July 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 -94 244 £388 +10.71% 46
London -21 104 £438 +9.37% 15
South East -34 54 £410 +36.66% 5
City of London +34 21 £445 -1.11% 4
South West -19 19 £325 -5.10% 5
Berkshire -2 18 £413 +54.20%
West Midlands -20 17 £340 -2.85% 6
East Midlands -4 15 £325 +18.18%
Scotland -33 13 £338 -3.57% 1
East of England +17 12 £375 +4.16% 1
Derbyshire +14 10 £311 +13.18%
Hampshire -33 10 £413 +10.00%
North West -39 10 £313 -14.14% 6
Edinburgh -30 9 £317 -12.60%
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £450 +40.62% 2
Wiltshire -2 8 £369 +13.46% 1
Yorkshire -16 8 £300 -18.91% 7
Surrey -5 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Manchester -28 7 £300 -14.28% 2
Derby +13 6 - -
Milton Keynes +12 5 £450 +40.62% 2
Essex +7 5 £338 +60.71%
Reading +4 5 £588 +125.96%
Chelmsford +10 4 £363 +72.61%
Chesterfield +1 4 £311 +13.18%
Glasgow -4 4 £360 +2.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -5 4 £343 +24.54%
West Yorkshire -13 4 £375 -3.84% 4
Bristol -13 4 £325 -
Dorset - 4 £328 -

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 160 (30.19%) Finance
1 160 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (29.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 119 (22.45%) Test Scripting
4 116 (21.89%) Test Strategy
5 96 (18.11%) Banking
6 86 (16.23%) QA
7 80 (15.09%) ISTQB
8 76 (14.34%) Defect Management
9 74 (13.96%) ISEB
10 70 (13.21%) Retail
11 64 (12.08%) Integration Testing
12 63 (11.89%) Software Testing
13 62 (11.70%) Security Cleared
14 61 (11.51%) SQL
15 60 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 59 (11.13%) Selenium
17 58 (10.94%) Test Automation
18 57 (10.75%) Microsoft
19 52 (9.81%) System Integration Testing
20 50 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
20 50 (9.43%) Functional Testing
21 48 (9.06%) Non-Functional Testing
21 48 (9.06%) Migration
21 48 (9.06%) Regression Testing
22 46 (8.68%) Test Planning
23 43 (8.11%) Java
24 42 (7.92%) Waterfall
25 41 (7.74%) SC Cleared
26 38 (7.17%) Test Management

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 13 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.75%) Confluence
4 2 (0.38%) JBoss
4 2 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.19%) CICS
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.83%) MS Office
3 7 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.38%) Maximo
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.38%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
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 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.57%) GitHub
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) Force.com
3 2 (0.38%) Office 365
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.75%) DHCP
2 3 (0.57%) VPN
2 3 (0.57%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.38%) BGP
3 2 (0.38%) DNS
3 2 (0.38%) Firewall
3 2 (0.38%) FTP
3 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.38%) Internet
3 2 (0.38%) LAN
3 2 (0.38%) Modbus
3 2 (0.38%) OSPF
3 2 (0.38%) PBX
3 2 (0.38%) VoIP
3 2 (0.38%) WAN
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.19%) VLAN
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.13%) HBase
2 6 (1.13%) MySQL
2 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.13%) Redis
2 6 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.75%) GIS
4 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.19%) DataStage
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.19%) QlikView
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (11.13%) Selenium
2 36 (6.79%) JIRA
3 22 (4.15%) HP UFT
3 22 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.96%) LoadRunner
5 19 (3.58%) WebDriver
6 17 (3.21%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.83%) JMeter
8 11 (2.08%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.89%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.51%) Appium
11 7 (1.32%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.32%) Zephyr
12 5 (0.94%) Protractor
12 5 (0.94%) TestComplete
12 5 (0.94%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.75%) JUnit
14 3 (0.57%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.57%) MSTest
14 3 (0.57%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 160 (30.19%) Finance
2 96 (18.11%) Banking
3 70 (13.21%) Retail
4 23 (4.34%) Retail Banking
5 16 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.32%) Billing
7 7 (1.32%) Marketing
8 5 (0.94%) Electronics
8 5 (0.94%) Games
8 5 (0.94%) Law
8 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Advertising
9 4 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.57%) Front Office
10 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.77%) Web Services
2 18 (3.40%) .NET
3 16 (3.02%) Middleware
4 12 (2.26%) XML
5 9 (1.70%) HTML
6 7 (1.32%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.13%) Django
7 6 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.75%) REST
10 3 (0.57%) SOAP
11 2 (0.38%) Java EE
11 2 (0.38%) JSON
11 2 (0.38%) Mason
11 2 (0.38%) Velocity
11 2 (0.38%) Visualforce
12 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.19%) Node.js
12 1 (0.19%) React
12 1 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (2.83%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.45%) Smart Meter
4 10 (1.89%) Credit Risk
5 9 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.70%) SWIFT
6 7 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.32%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.13%) EPoS
8 5 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.94%) Fintech
9 4 (0.75%) Derivative
9 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.75%) IPTV
10 3 (0.57%) iPad
10 3 (0.57%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.91%) Linux
2 17 (3.21%) Windows
3 12 (2.26%) Android
3 12 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.26%) Unix
4 6 (1.13%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.19%) Solaris
6 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (29.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 119 (22.45%) Test Scripting
4 116 (21.89%) Test Strategy
5 76 (14.34%) Defect Management
6 64 (12.08%) Integration Testing
7 63 (11.89%) Software Testing
8 60 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (10.94%) Test Automation
10 52 (9.81%) System Integration Testing
11 50 (9.43%) Functional Testing
12 48 (9.06%) Migration
12 48 (9.06%) Non-Functional Testing
12 48 (9.06%) Regression Testing
13 46 (8.68%) Test Planning
14 42 (7.92%) Waterfall
15 38 (7.17%) CRM
15 38 (7.17%) Test Management
16 34 (6.42%) Manual Testing
17 32 (6.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.51%) SQL
2 43 (8.11%) Java
3 15 (2.83%) C
3 15 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.64%) C#
5 9 (1.70%) Python
6 5 (0.94%) Ruby
6 5 (0.94%) VB
6 5 (0.94%) VBScript
7 4 (0.75%) PHP
8 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.38%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.19%) C++
10 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 74 (13.96%) ISEB
3 62 (11.70%) Security Cleared
4 41 (7.74%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.64%) Degree
7 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PMP
10 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.38%) MCP
10 2 (0.38%) OCP
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.38%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (16.23%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.57%) SDET
4 2 (0.38%) EMIR
4 2 (0.38%) MiFID
4 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) GAAP
5 1 (0.19%) SEPA
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.57%) WMI
3 1 (0.19%) Ansible
3 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.98%) HP
3 32 (6.04%) Oracle
4 28 (5.28%) SAP
5 17 (3.21%) IBM
6 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.94%) Charles River
7 5 (0.94%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.75%) Adobe
8 4 (0.75%) Cisco
8 4 (0.75%) Guidewire
8 4 (0.75%) VMware
9 3 (0.57%) ATG
9 3 (0.57%) JDA
9 3 (0.57%) SunGard
10 2 (0.38%) Citrix
10 2 (0.38%) CODA
10 2 (0.38%) hybris
10 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.38%) Teradata
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £310 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £420 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 21 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago