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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 32 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.65% - 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% - 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£345 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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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
143 157 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 93.46% 93.45% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 186
Average daily rate £425 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £24.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +93.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) BMC
3 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
3 3 (37.50%) ITSM
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Pega
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) SAS
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITSM
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) BMC
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) Pega