The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds 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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 103 100 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 4 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.26% 0.35% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £313 £350 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £333 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £438 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1454 1359 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.78% 94.90% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 952 826
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 33
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Leeds region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Java
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (53.33%) C#
4 8 (53.33%) Ruby
4 8 (53.33%) Selenium
5 7 (46.67%) JIRA
5 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (46.67%) Python
5 7 (46.67%) Perl
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 7 (46.67%) C
5 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
6 6 (40.00%) JMeter
6 6 (40.00%) Mac OS X
6 6 (40.00%) HP UFT
6 6 (40.00%) SNMP
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (40.00%) Confluence
6 6 (40.00%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) PKI
6 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 5 (33.33%) HP

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 7 (46.67%) JIRA
3 6 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (40.00%) JMeter
4 5 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Mac OS X
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.67%) CRM
9 1 (6.67%) ITIL
9 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Test Management
9 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) C#
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) Ruby
3 7 (46.67%) C
3 7 (46.67%) Perl
3 7 (46.67%) Python
3 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP