The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 57 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.52% 1.29% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.38% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £460 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 723 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.34% 93.17% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 520 283
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £35.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) ISEB
3 7 (28.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Retail
4 6 (24.00%) Data Management
4 6 (24.00%) Teradata
4 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Migration
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) .NET

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (8.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) DataStage
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 6 (24.00%) Retail
3 6 (24.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) Data Management
3 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Release Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Test Management
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Teradata
2 4 (16.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Adobe