The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / East Midlands
Rank 75 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 17 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.15% 0.74% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.78% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £328 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £310 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £346 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
1407 1411 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.13% 95.53% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 815 770
Median daily rate £363 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £521 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 71 95
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.50 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured Test Leader in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 11 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £388 -
Leicestershire - 2 £253 -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Test Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
1 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
1 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
2 7 (20.00%) Middleware
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) JMeter
3 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
3 6 (17.14%) REST
4 5 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 5 (14.29%) Retail
5 4 (11.43%) NUnit
5 4 (11.43%) Groovy
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle
5 4 (11.43%) FTP
5 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
6 3 (8.57%) C#
6 3 (8.57%) Java
6 3 (8.57%) SOAP
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Banking
7 2 (5.71%) ISTQB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) FTP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 6 (17.14%) JMeter
3 5 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 4 (11.43%) NUnit
5 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Middleware
2 6 (17.14%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
1 9 (25.71%) Test Strategy
1 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Load Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) ETL
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) DevOps
7 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (2.86%) API Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Defect Management
8 1 (2.86%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (2.86%) SDLC
8 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Groovy
2 3 (8.57%) C#
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
3 2 (5.71%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.86%) Pega
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com