The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 62 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.85% 0.47% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.50% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 13
Average daily rate £323 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £344 £335
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 £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
865 598 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.32% 93.58% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 361 603
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 55
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
South West

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 18 April 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) TestNG
4 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Italian Language
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) CMS
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (8.33%) GGSN
5 1 (8.33%) SGSN
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (8.33%) GGSN
1 1 (8.33%) SGSN
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) BGP-4
1 1 (8.33%) ISUP
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) PSTN
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
1 1 (8.33%) LTE
1 1 (8.33%) MGW
1 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) TestNG
2 2 (16.67%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Italian Language
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Huawei
1 1 (8.33%) Juniper
1 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago