The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Test Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Lead
Rank 148 141 127
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Leader 21 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.51% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Median daily rate £450 £475 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £295 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £505 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £40.40
% change year-on-year
+38.57% -13.35%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3794 3750 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.32% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1995 1547
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 225 203
Median hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Leader Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Leader across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Test Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Test Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Test Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Cheshire +4 10 £475 -9.52%
Manchester -7 10 £400 -11.11% 2
Test Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 West region featuring Test Leader in the job title.

1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
2 13 (32.50%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) Java
3 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (22.50%) HP
7 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Retail
8 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Open Source
8 7 (17.50%) Linux
8 7 (17.50%) Web Services
8 7 (17.50%) SOA
8 7 (17.50%) Microservices
9 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
9 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (15.00%) SWIFT
9 6 (15.00%) High Availability
9 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (15.00%) Selenium
10 5 (12.50%) Test Management
10 5 (12.50%) QA
10 5 (12.50%) Banking
10 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.50%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) DB2
1 2 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (15.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (15.00%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
3 2 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.00%) Toad
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.50%) Appium
4 1 (2.50%) Calabash
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Psychology
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
3 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (27.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Microservices
7 7 (17.50%) Open Source
7 7 (17.50%) SOA
8 6 (15.00%) High Availability
9 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 5 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (7.50%) ITIL
11 3 (7.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) OCP
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (5.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) HND
5 1 (2.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) DameWare
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) Guidewire
5 2 (5.00%) LexisNexis
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) hybris
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