The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 34 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.39% 1.55% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.68% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£300 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Test Leader
South 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 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
250 179 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 98.43% 92.27% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 109 155
Average daily rate £360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 32
Average hourly rate £16.62 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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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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
Poole - - - -
Test Leader
South West

Test Leader
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP