The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 10
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
Test Leader
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
313 376 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.72% 94.95% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 256 242
Average daily rate £434 £441 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 15
Average hourly rate £46.07 £40.00 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.17% +53.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Leader across the Bedfordshire region.

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test 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 Leader in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) C

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test 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 Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle