The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank - - 66
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - - 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
Test Leader
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1136 1014 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.96% 92.60% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 510 466
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 73 75
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £10.23 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £38.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Test Leader
South East

Test Leader
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (88.89%) NHS
1 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Dynamics GP
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) QA

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 8 (88.89%) Dynamics GP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Regression Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
1 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft