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 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Lead
Rank 92 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.78% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
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£390 £315 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £330 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
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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 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
1549 934 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.64% 92.38% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 605 479
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (38.89%) Oracle
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 4 (22.22%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (5.56%) ETL

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) ERwin
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSD
2 1 (5.56%) WSDL
2 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Test Strategy
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft