The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 83 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.099% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.10% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £525 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +52.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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
1020 973 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.98% 95.86% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 588 385
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 57
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.25 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 9 £475 -9.52%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Test Leader
North West

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (50.00%) Microservices
4 5 (41.67%) SWIFT
4 5 (41.67%) SOA
4 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum-ban
8 1 (8.33%) SaaS
8 1 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Cucumber

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) Microservices
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) SOA
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Test Management
8 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
8 1 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum-ban
8 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) User Stories
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) SAP