The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Tester
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £361 £298
% change year-on-year
+21.79% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Tester
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
619 546 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.08% 91.76% 89.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 335 298
Average daily rate £363 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.55 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the Birmingham region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Lead Tester
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing