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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Lead
England / North East
Rank 81 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.79% 0.80% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £275 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +10.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.75 -
% change year-on-year
-43.58% -

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
837 836 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.90% 95.11% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 533 337
Median daily rate £361 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £533 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 33
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £9.95 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £21.00 £38.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -9 7 £275 -51.11%
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
1 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) NHS
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (18.18%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM

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 (9.09%) PuTTY
1 1 (9.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Manual Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Test Scripting
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (45.45%) Data Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Test Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (9.09%) WAI
2 1 (9.09%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) HP