The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Dorset region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
South West / Dorset
Rank - 25 30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.97% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.01% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £313 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £353 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.60% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98 198 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 97.03% 96.12% 97.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 115 129
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.63 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.06% -35.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 Dorset region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Guidewire
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) iPad

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Guidewire