The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 18 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 of England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 124 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 20 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
Average daily rate £375 £363 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £291 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £533 £375
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 £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2938 2107 2938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.18% 93.56% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 1079 1416
Average daily rate £370 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 246 307
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -27.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the East of England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -8 10 £375 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £328 -12.53%
Suffolk -5 2 £450 +69.81%
Essex - 2 £263 -
Hertfordshire -9 1 - -
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 13 (54.17%) Migration
3 11 (45.83%) Test Management
4 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (41.67%) ISEB
5 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
7 7 (29.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (25.00%) Email Migration
9 5 (20.83%) Retail
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.83%) Lotus
9 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
9 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
10 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.67%) Finance
11 3 (12.50%) Back Office
11 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
11 3 (12.50%) QA
11 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
12 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 2 (8.33%) Use Case
12 2 (8.33%) JIRA
12 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
12 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 2 (8.33%) CRM
12 2 (8.33%) SharePoint

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (20.83%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) EPoS
2 1 (4.17%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 13 (54.17%) Migration
3 11 (45.83%) Test Management
4 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) Email Migration
7 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (20.83%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Use Case
9 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.33%) CRM
9 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Citrix
2 5 (20.83%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Endeca
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.17%) Mercator