The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 53 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.03% 0.64% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.66% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £338 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £340 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+112.50% -
Test Leader
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
472 610 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.32% 97.44% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 381 234
Median daily rate £320 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 58 58
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chelmsford +7 4 £363 +72.61%
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Essex region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Solvency II

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) System Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft