The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 67 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.96% 1.00% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.05% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Median daily rate £325 £290 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £271 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £326 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
Test Leader
South West

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
888 859 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.57% 95.34% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 642 576
Median daily rate £375 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £502 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) QA
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
7 1 (7.14%) Record to Report
7 1 (7.14%) WATIR
7 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (7.14%) Sahi
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Sahi
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) WATIR
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Publishing
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Re-Platforming
2 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
2 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (7.14%) Test Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) SAP