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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 61 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.02% 1.92% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.03% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 10
Average daily rate £297 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.90% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £297 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
849 837 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.37% 94.58% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 592 589
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 34 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £95.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) Teradata
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Electronics
7 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) SAP MM

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (7.14%) SAP MM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.14%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Teradata
2 3 (21.43%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) SAP