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 30 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 126 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.12% 0.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £315 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.54%
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
1446 806 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.71% 94.60% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 483 307
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 27
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 - 2 £315 -
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification