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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank - 51 60
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.45% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.47% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
505 424 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.83% 95.93% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 236 327
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 60 66
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.55 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation