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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Team Lead
Rank 610 610 583
Rank change year-on-year
0 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.012% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Average daily rate £485 £500 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +61.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £328 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £565 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £309
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +37.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 14 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 11 £456 -8.75% 3
South West +2 7 £375 -7.69%
Wiltshire - 4 £375 -
London +7 3 £513 -10.86%
Wales - 3 £485 -
South Wales - 3 £485 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £391 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £485 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Test Team Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 20 (46.51%) Software Testing
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
2 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 14 (32.56%) ISEB
5 13 (30.23%) QA
6 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (20.93%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (18.60%) Finance
9 8 (18.60%) IBM
10 7 (16.28%) Test Management
10 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
12 5 (11.63%) MS Office
12 5 (11.63%) Windows
12 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
12 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
13 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
13 4 (9.30%) System Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Line Management
13 4 (9.30%) C
13 4 (9.30%) Project Management
14 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (6.98%) Degree

Test Team Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) VersaTest
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Middleware
1 1 (2.33%) SOAP
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) APACS
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) EMV
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Tandem
3 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Software Testing
2 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
3 15 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Test Management
6 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.30%) Line Management
9 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Project Management
9 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C
2 2 (4.65%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) ISTQB
2 14 (32.56%) ISEB
3 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (23.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) Degree
6 3 (6.98%) HND
7 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) IBM
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Serena
4 1 (2.33%) Wind River
4 1 (2.33%) WorldPay