The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Birmingham 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank - 48 51
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.99% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.05% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.40 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.65% -
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
560 475 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.03% 93.69% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 251 315
Average daily rate £350 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Leader
West Midlands

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 3 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Payroll

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (100.00%) SAP Payroll
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP