The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 70 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.77% 0.55% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.58% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £360 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.99% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
973 856 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.65% 94.38% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 459 627
Average daily rate £325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 47
Average hourly rate £13.20 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% +93.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.65 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Leader
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Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 7 (25.00%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) JIRA
5 6 (21.43%) JMeter
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.86%) RSpec
6 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) SEO
8 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
9 2 (7.14%) Banking
9 2 (7.14%) Validation
9 2 (7.14%) QA
10 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
10 1 (3.57%) User Stories
10 1 (3.57%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.57%) NeoLoad
10 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
10 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) DVB
1 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (21.43%) JMeter
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 5 (17.86%) RSpec
3 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.57%) IVR
1 1 (3.57%) IPTV
1 1 (3.57%) Open Source
1 1 (3.57%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
5 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Test Management
7 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) SEO
8 2 (7.14%) Validation
9 1 (3.57%) Migration
9 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.57%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) CRM
9 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center