The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Tester
Rank 90 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Tester 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.069% 0.28% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.30% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £261 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £261 £225
% change year-on-year
+27.15% +15.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1368 1348 1343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.41% 93.03% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 678 630
Average daily rate £350 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 98 118
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Tester within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Lead Tester
England

Lead Tester
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) MSTest

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft