The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 63 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£340 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 3 (42.86%) HPUX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 3 (42.86%) SUSE
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAP CRM
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (28.57%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Taxonomies
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Intranet
3 2 (28.57%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (28.57%) MS Access
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Intranet
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) MS Access
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Taxonomies
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) HPUX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
1 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) TIBCO
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com