The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 89 - 87
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% - 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£333 - £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £388 £336
% change year-on-year
-15.48% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1512 1480 1368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 91.80% 93.08% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 796 619
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £80 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 114 152
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £36.50 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Lead Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Lead Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Lead Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Tester across the East Midlands region.

Lead Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Lead Tester
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Lead Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region that cited Lead Tester 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 Lead Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft