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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 83 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 9 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.59% 0.99% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.06% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
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£425 £291 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.29% -5.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
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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
1428 1503 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.26% 92.89% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 761 627
Average daily rate £350 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 97 113
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 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
Nottinghamshire +18 6 £425 +30.76%
Leicestershire +6 1 £250 - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
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England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) QA
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
6 2 (11.11%) V-Model
6 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) Maven
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) MSTest
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) V-Model
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle