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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
South West / Dorset
Rank - 23 24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 1.05% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.09% 1.57%
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 £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
119 183 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.97% 95.81% 96.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 101 106
Median daily rate £350 £354 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £170 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 23
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.63 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -20.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £20.63 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Guidewire
5 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (28.57%) iPad
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (14.29%) Security Management
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) Document Management
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) SaaS
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
1 5 (71.43%) Waterfall
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Document Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Guidewire