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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 66 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.28% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £326 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -
Test Leader
North 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 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
869 714 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.45% 92.61% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 395 281
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Macclesfield - 2 £350 -
Warrington - 2 £425 -
Chester -2 1 £325 +4.00% 1
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) HP
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