The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 92 76 76
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 6 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.70% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.77% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £175 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.27% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.40 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.65% -
Job Titles Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1484 1176 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.98% 91.52% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 554 623
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 127 108
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Leader
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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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -10 1 £175 -49.27%
Derbyshire - 1 - -
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Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) V-Model
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) V-Model
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft