The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 70 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% - 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
Test Leader
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
751 586 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.41% 90.15% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 348 203
Average daily rate £360 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Leader
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (57.14%) FATCA
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
4 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Information Assurance
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
1 5 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) FATCA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft