The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire 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 57 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.47% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £355 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.50%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
619 780 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.02% 91.76% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 402 327
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 75 56
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £29.75
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 Hertfordshire

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Maximo
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Maximo
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM