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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Team Lead
Rank 584 564 527
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Team Leader 11 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.038% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 14
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£350 £405 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +17.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £511 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £306
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 -35 11 £350 -13.58% 5
London +9 4 £350 -16.66%
South West -20 3 £325 -36.58%
Hampshire -17 2 - -
South East -23 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 3
City of London +8 1 £325 -
Leeds - 1 £550 - 1
Liverpool - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Selby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -

Test Team Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
6 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) Selenium
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
7 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) JIRA
7 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
7 2 (10.53%) QA

Test Team Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
1 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) TestNG
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) JSP
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
5 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) People Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Coaching
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenServer
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Siebel
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix