The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 103 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.24% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £269 £525 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +46.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £430 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £568 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Test Leader
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1173 917 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.87% 94.54% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 548 523
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 34
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.77 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.99% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.50 £29.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Leader within the North East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -31 3 £269 -51.13%
Test Leader
England

Test Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 North East region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) Project Management
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (26.67%) Virtual Team
6 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Analytics
7 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (20.00%) QA
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) NHS
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills

Test Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
1 1 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Project Management
3 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Process Improvement
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Analytics
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WAI
2 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP