The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader 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 Test Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 84 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.04% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £225 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £185 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +34.65%
Test Leader
England

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
1526 1397 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.62% 94.58% 92.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 677 511
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 141 127
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Leader across the East Midlands region.

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Leader
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 Test Leader within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -8 7 £275 +22.22%
Derbyshire +1 4 £274 - 1
Northamptonshire 0 4 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (35.00%) ISEB
3 6 (30.00%) SDLC
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) UNIX
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) System Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
8 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.00%) MSTest
8 1 (5.00%) BDD

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) MSTest
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) SDLC
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) BDD
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft