The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 20 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.94% - 5.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% - 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate £284 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Test Leader
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101 144 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 99.02% 95.36% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 130 109
Average daily rate £350 £396 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Test Leader
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (50.00%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP