The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 101 93 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 5 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.32% 0.37% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.40% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
Average daily rate £313 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £330 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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 Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1496 1265 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.90% 94.54% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 841 727
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 37
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
4 8 (44.44%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Ruby
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (44.44%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
5 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
5 7 (38.89%) Perl
5 7 (38.89%) .NET
5 7 (38.89%) Python
5 7 (38.89%) C
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) PKI
6 6 (33.33%) Mac OS X
6 6 (33.33%) JMeter
6 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) HP
6 6 (33.33%) SNMP
6 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (33.33%) Confluence
7 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) HP UFT
3 7 (38.89%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) JMeter
5 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.56%) GitLab
6 1 (5.56%) Maven
6 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Functional Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Scrum
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
9 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) Ruby
3 7 (38.89%) C
3 7 (38.89%) Perl
3 7 (38.89%) Python
3 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP