The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 53 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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 -
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
440 427 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.53% 92.42% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 202 247
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 66 76
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £37.65 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Basildon - - - -
Test Leader
East of England

Test Leader
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (100.00%) SAP
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) HP