The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Team 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 Team Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Team Lead
Rank 604 566 565
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 8 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.038% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.041% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 14
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£325 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £435 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £306
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +30.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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 Team Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Team Leader in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Team Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Team Leader
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Team Leader within the UK.

Test Team Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Team Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Team Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Team Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Team Leader within the UK.

Test Team Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Team 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 Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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 -21 7 £325 -18.75% 10
South West - 3 £325 - 1
South East +3 2 £365 -8.75% 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 £345 +10.40%
Yorkshire -2 1 £345 +10.40%
North West -5 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Hampshire -12 1 £475 +18.75% 1
South Wales - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 4
Manchester - - - - 2
Middlesbrough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Test Team Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Team 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 Team Leader in their job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) Test Management
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) C#
7 7 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (25.00%) BDD
7 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
8 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
8 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
9 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) User Stories
10 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) Selenium
11 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
11 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
11 3 (10.71%) CMDB
11 3 (10.71%) Operations Management
11 3 (10.71%) JIRA

Test Team Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Team 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 Team Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DHCP
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
3 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
4 4 (14.29%) Selenium
5 3 (10.71%) JIRA
6 2 (7.14%) JUnit
7 1 (3.57%) Subversion
7 1 (3.57%) Maven
7 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
7 1 (3.57%) JMeter
7 1 (3.57%) Ant
7 1 (3.57%) TestNG
7 1 (3.57%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) CMDB
1 3 (10.71%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (10.71%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Management
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 7 (25.00%) BDD
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) User Stories
8 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
9 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.71%) Operations Management
9 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
9 3 (10.71%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.71%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) ISEB
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
4 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) BMC
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SAP