The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 39 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.78% 1.62% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.81% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
377 231 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.92% 93.52% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 145 120
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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 23 July 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 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) eggPlant
2 4 (80.00%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Ant
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) 4G
2 4 (80.00%) REST
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) J2ME
2 4 (80.00%) Handset
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) WAP
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
2 4 (80.00%) Sun
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) 3G

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (80.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) 3G
1 4 (80.00%) 2G
1 4 (80.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) eggPlant
2 4 (80.00%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (80.00%) Ant
2 4 (80.00%) Toad
2 4 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Robotium
3 1 (20.00%) Calabash
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) J2ME
2 4 (80.00%) WAP
2 4 (80.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Handset
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Sun
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Apple