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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 62 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.90% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £345 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £345 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
829 563 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.94% 90.37% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 377 533
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -44.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.65 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) Maven
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) TestNG
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) HND
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) DataStage
7 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (10.00%) Teradata
7 2 (10.00%) Migration

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) GSM
1 1 (5.00%) UMTS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DataStage
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) TestNG
2 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (20.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Italian Language
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) V-Model
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Customer Insight
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) HND
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) OCA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Teradata
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