The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 18 April 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 Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Lead
Rank 24 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.98% 1.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.29 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.30% -
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
182 179 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 88.78% 89.05% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 80 92
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (25.00%) SAP PM
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (25.00%) SAP PS
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Test Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (25.00%) SAP PM
1 1 (25.00%) ResourceLink
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP PS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) HP