The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.54% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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 Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
355 222 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.73% 93.28% 91.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 130 133
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 12
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.97 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.37% +28.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £19.17 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) J2ME
3 1 (33.33%) WAP
3 1 (33.33%) Toad
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) 3G

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (33.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Toad
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) J2ME
1 1 (33.33%) WAP
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Apple