The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 45 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.62% 1.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
449 201 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.35% 93.49% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 106 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Test Leader
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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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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
Luton -13 2 £375 -9.09%
Bedford - - - -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) Migration
1 13 (100.00%) Test Management
2 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
3 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
4 8 (61.54%) Email Migration
5 7 (53.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (53.85%) ISEB
6 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) Lotus
6 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
8 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
8 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
9 2 (15.38%) Retail
10 1 (7.69%) Mercator

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows 7
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Migration
1 13 (100.00%) Test Management
2 10 (76.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Test Strategy
4 8 (61.54%) Email Migration
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB Practitioner
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Mercator